Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg



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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Live Recording Bayreuth 1968

Theo Adam (Sachs), Gwyneth Jones (Eva), Janis Martin (Magdalene), Waldemar Kmentt (Walther), Hermin Esser (David),Thomas Hemsley (Beckmesser) & Karl Ridderbusch (Pogner)

Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, Karl Böhm

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The 1968 Bayreuth Festival opened with a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg that seemed to be heading for disaster when the central role of Hans Sachs had to be recast after the final dress rehearsal. But Theo Adam struck gold in the scene in his workshop in Act Three and later on the Festival Meadow, dispelling all possible misgivings. In Wolfgang Wagner's first Bayreuth production of his grandfather's only mature comedy,Adam created a multifaceted portrait of the cobbler-poet using all the resources of his striking bass-baritone voice, a voice that was penetrating in all its registers, yet also capable of great subtlety. In the covered pit, Karl Böhm brought out the lyric colours and fleeter moments in the score, allowing the other singers, too, to shine with their young and unspoilt voices.Waldemar Kmentt, for example, had largely been known as a Mozart tenor until then, but as the young knight Walther von Stolzing, his lean tone and ease of emission set the highest standards in casting this role.The pedantic town clerk is sung by the English baritone Thomas Hemsley with clear diction and an unusually lyrical baritonal colour, while many of the remaining Masters include eminent names such as Günther Treptow, Sebastian Feiersinger and William Johns, representing three generations of 'heavy' heldentenor voices. No less worthy of mention are two of the foremost German basses of the 20th century: Karl Ridderbusch, already auditioning for the part of Hans Sachs in his delivery of Pogner's testing address, and Kurt Moll as the Night Watchman - proof of the fact that in Bayreuth this secondary role has long been cast with an eye to the future.The Bayreuth Festival Orchestra , as so often on magnificent form, and the Festival's fully committed chorus contribute to the rounded impression left by this live recording from 1968.

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96, Act I

Act I Scene 1: Prelude

Act I Scene 1: Da zu dir der Heiland kam (Chorus)

Act I Scene 1: Verweilt! Ein Wort! (Walther, Eva, Magdalene)

Act I Scene 1: Da bin ich! (David, Magdalene, Walther, Eva)

Act I Scene 2: David, was stehst? (Apprentices, David, Walther)

Act I Scene 2: Mein Herr! der Singer Meister-Schlag (David, Walther)

Act I Scene 2: Der Meister Ton' und Weisen (David, Walther, Lehrlingen)

Act I Scene 3: Seid meiner Treue wohl versehen (Pogner, Beckmesser, Walther, Sachs, Vogelsang, Nachtigall)

Act I Scene 3: Zu einer Freiung und Zunftberatung (Kothner, Pogner, Vogelsang, Ortel, Zorn, Nachtigall, Moser, Apprentices, David, Eisslinger, Foltz, Schwarz)

Act I Scene 3: Das schone fest, Johannistag (Pogner, Meister, Sachs, Kothner, Beckmesser)

Act I Scene 3: Verzeiht, vielleicht schon ginget ihr zu weit (Sachs, Meister, Kothner, Beckmesser, Chorus)

Act I Scene 3: Dacht' ich mir's doch! (Beckmesser, Die Meister, Kothner, Pogner, Nachtigall, Sachs)

Act I Scene 3: Am stillen Herd in Winterszeit (Walther, Sachs, Beckmesser, Kothner, Vogelsang, Nachtigall)

Act I Scene 3: Was euch zum Liede Richt' und Schnur (Kothner, Walther, Beckmesser)

Act I Scene 3: Fanget an! (Walther)

Act I Scene 3: Seid ihr nun fertig? (Beckmesser, Walther, Pogner, Kothner, Meister)

Act I Scene 3: Halt! Meister! Nicht so geeilt! (Sachs, Beckmesser, Nachtigall, Kothner, Pogner, Meister, Walther, David, Chorus)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96, Act II

Act II Scene 1: Johannistag! Johannistag! (Apprentices, David, Magdalene, Sachs)

Act II Scene 2: Lass seh'n, ob Meister Sachs zu Haus? (Pogner, Eva, Magdalene)

Act II Scene 3: Zeig her - 's ist gut (Sachs, David)

Act II Scene 3: Was duftet doch der Flieder (Sachs)

Act II Scene 4: Gut'n Abend, Meister! (Eva, Sachs, Magdalene)

Act II Scene 4: Das dacht' ich wohl! (Sachs, Magdalene, Eva)

Act II Scene 5: Da ist er! (Eva, Magdalene, Walther)

Act II Scene 5: Geliebter, spare den Zorn! (Eva, Magdalene, Walther, Nachtwachter)

Act II Scene 5: Uble Dinge, die ich da merk' (Sachs, Walther, Eva)

Act II Scene 6: Tu's nicht! Doch horch! (Eva, Walther, Sachs)

Act II Scene 5: Jerum! Jerum! (Sachs, Beckmesser, Walther, Eva)

Act II Scene 6: Das Fenster geht auf (Beckmesser, Eva, Walther, Sachs)

Act II Scene 5: Den Tag seh' ich erscheinen (Beckmesser, Sachs)

Act II Scene 6: Will heut' mir das Herz hupfen (Beckmesser, Sachs, Nachbarn, David, MAgdalene, Meister, Pogner, Walther, Chorus)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96, Act III

Act III Scene 1: Prelude

Act III Scene 1: Gleich, Meister! Hier! (David, Sachs)

Act III Scene 1: Am Jordan Sankt Johannes stand (David, Sachs)

Act III Scene 1: Wahn! Wahn! (Sachs)

Act III Scene 2: Gruss' Gott, mein Junker! (Sachs, Walther)

Act III Scene 2: Mein Freund! in holder Jugendzeit (Sachs, Walther)

Act III Scene 2: Morgenlich leuchtend in rosigem Schein (Beckmesser, Meister, Volk, Kothner, Nachtigall, Vogelgesang, Gesang, Folz)

Act III Scene 2: Freund, Euer Traumbild (Sachs, Walther)

Act III Scene 3: Ein Werbelied! (Beckmesser, Sachs)

Act III Scene 3: Das Gedicht? Hier liess ich's (Sachs, Beckmesser)

Act III Scene 4: Sieh' Ev'chen! Dacht' ich doch, wo sie blieb'! (Sachs, Eva)

Act III Scene 4: Weilten die Sterne im lieblichen Tanz? (Walther, Sachs)

Act III Scene 4: O Sachs! Mein Freund! (Eva, Sachs)

Act III Scene 4: Ein Kind ward hier geboren (Sachs)

Act III Scene 4: Selig, wie die Sonne (Eva, Sachs, Walther, David, Magdalene)

Act III Scene 4: Nun Junker! Kommt! (Sachs)

Act III Scene 5: Sankt Crispin, lobet ihn! (Schuster, SChneider, Backer, Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Ihr tanzt? Was werden die Meister sagen? (David, Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Wach' auf (Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Euch macht ihr's leicht (Sachs, Pogner, Beckmesser, Kothner)

Act III Scene 5: Zum Teufel! Wie wackelig! (Beckmesser, Kothner, Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Morgen ich leuchte in rosigem Schein (Beckmesser, Meister, Kothner, Nachtigall, Ortel, Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Das Lied, furwahr, ist nicht von mir (Sachs, Meister, Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Morgenlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein (Walther, Meister, Sachs, Pogner, Eva, Chorus)

Act III Scene 5: Verachtet mir die Meister nicht (Sachs, Chorus)

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