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Bronsgeest (Cornelis), Hofmann (Ludwig), Pistor (Gotthelf)
Chor und Orchester der Staatsoper, Berlin, Muck (Karl)
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Live recording from the 2007 Tyrolean Festival
Thomas Gazheli (Amfortas), Michael Doumas (Titurel), Manfred Hemm (Gurnemanz), Michael Baba (Parsifal), Michael Kupfer (Klingsor) & Martina Tomcic (Kundry)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Tyrolean Festival, Gustav Kuhn
Gustav Kuhn’s celebrated Parsifal, recorded live at the Passion Festival Hall, Erl in the summer of 2007, with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival. This sublime opera, the final one from Wagner, is beautifully staged in this dramatic and powerful live recording. A first for Col legno - a complete Parsifal on three CDs.
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Wolfgang Windgassen, Martha Mödl, Gustav Neidlinger, Frithjof Sentpaul, Otto von Rohr, Heinz Cramer, Toni Schabo, Gerhard Schott, Hetty Plümacher, Paula Bauer, Siegfried Fischer-Sandt, Karl Rieser, Olga Moll, Friederike Sailer, Hetty Plümacher, Lore Wissmann, Franzi Wachmann & Paula Bauer
Chor der Württembergischen Staatsoper Stuttgart & Orchestre de l´Opera de Paris, Ferdinand Leitner
Profil is delighted to present Wagner’s last seraphic opera, renowned for the tranquil beauty of the Good Friday music in a stunning new production from the Paris Grand Opera.
“This account has plenty to offer collectors looking for something slightly different to the standard 1950s line-up. Wolfgang Windgassen and Martha Mödl were the accomplished and reliable first-choice performers of the time as Parsifal and Kundry, and they don't disappoint here.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2009
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Theo Adam, Gisela Schroter, Gisela Pohl, Helga Termer, Ingeborg Springer, Fred Teschler, Regina Werner, Hermann-Christian Polster, René Kollo
Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Herbert Kegel
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This is the third release of the very successful Wagner Edition. The first release, Flying Dutchman (PTC5186400) was an Editor’s Choice in the Gramophone. The second, Die Meistersinger, (PTC5186402) was the BBC Music Magazine Opera Choice of the Month in February. “It is a phenomenal achievement of Marek Janowski to have welded his immense forces into such a virtually flawless unity.”
“the set is beautifully engineered, and the presentation immaculate” The Guardian, 29th March 2012 ****
“It has spontaneity of something which has sunk so deeply into the performers' minds and souls that they can throw caution to the wind and still be accurate...Elsner is a wonderfully sensitive and expressive Parsifal...But the strongest performance of all is the Amfortas of Evgeny Nikitin...If Janowski's planned cycle...continues like this, it will unquestionably be the finest modern traversal on disc of Wagner's achievement.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2012 *****
“The strongest contributions come from Evgeny Nikitin’s Amfortas and Eike Wilm Schulte’s Klingsor.” Financial Times, 26th May 2012 ***
“The Parsifal strikes me as one of the finest on disc, easily the best of the past decade, with an avuncular, Sachs-like Gurnemanz in Franz-Josef Selig, an exciting Kundry in Michelle DeYoung, Evgeny Nikitin’s noble, anguished Amfortas (better than in 2010’s Gergiev/Mariinsky set) and, best of all, Christian Elsner’s ideally lyrical and heroic Parsifal.” Sunday Times, 15th July 2012
“Familiar tropes from previous concerts in this all-Wagner series resurface. Pacing is generally quite quick. Casting and characterisation are naturalistic, apparently written by Wagner. Gurnemanz (Selig) sounds like an inquisitive old squire rather than a retired Wotan waiting to unearth the secrets of the universe. Parsifal (Elsner) is a rough, innocent outsider instead of the chosen one in embryo.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2012
“Janowski's approach is pointedly symphonic...[Elsner] proves an inspired choice as Parsifal, dark-toned yet lyrical...DeYoung delivers what is by some margin her most compelling performance to date...She pins you to your seat with her description of her alter ego laughing at Christ...All told, this is a Parsifal - in modern sound - to rank with some of the great performances on disc.” International Record Review, September 2012
“the first benefit that strikes the listener is the quality of the recorded sound...
This is matched by a vivid performance from the orchestra, who have played Wagner brilliantly throughout this cycle so far...Selig is outstanding, anchoring the whole set with gravitas and weight. He sings not only with authority but with outstanding beauty...Nikitin is outstanding at evoking sympathy...DeYoung’s Kundry is outstanding because she gets inside both aspects of the role.” MusicWeb International, August 2012
“these performances sound polished and well cast, revealing diaphanous beauty and detail in the orchestration...Parsifal is distinguished by Franz-Josef Selig’s majestic Gurnemanz” Financial Times, 5th January 2013 ***
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Recording Country: United Kingdom
Recording Location: 17-25 June 1984, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales
Mix Date: 25 Jun 1984
Producer: David R. Murray
Engineer: Stuart Eltham
Source Matrix Nos.: 2701871-2701821 A/B (27 0178 3)
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