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Das Rheingold

George London (Wotan), Kirsten Flagstad (Fricka), Claire Watson (Freia), Set Svanholm (Loge), Waldemar Kmentt (Froh), Eberhard Wächter (Donner), Paul Kuen (Mime), Jean Madeira (Erda), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Walter Kreppel (Fasolt), Kurt Böhme (Fafner),...

even Solti's detractors have to admit the awesome status of Gotterdammerung, in which performance and recording unite with seamless strength to evoke the power of cosmic, cathartic tragedy. It... More…

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17 CDs

$58.25

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Das Rheingold Hans Hotter (Wotan), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Georgine von Milinkovič (Fricka), Rudolf Lustig (Loge), Paul Kuen (Mime), Ludwig Weber (Fasolt), Josef Greindl (Fafner), Josef Traxel (Froh), Hertha Wilfert (Freia), Jutta Vulpius (Woglinde), Elisabeth Schärtel (Wellgunde),...

[Keilberth] is urgent and passionate, and the thrust of the performance makes the result intensely exciting, inspiring the great Wagnerian singers in the cast to give of their finest...here... More…

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14 CDs

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Siegfried Jerusalem (Tristan), Waltraud Meier (Isolde), Matti Salminen (König Mark), Falk Struckmann (Kurwenal), Johan Botha (Melot), Marjana Lipovsek (Brangäne), Peter Maus (Ein Hirt) & Roman Trekel (Ein Steuermann)

Chor der Berliner Staatsoper & Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim

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4 CDs

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Wolfgang Windgassen (Siegfried), Astrid Varnay (Brünnhilde), Hans Hotter (Der Wanderer), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Paul Kuen (Mime), Maria von Ilosvay (Erda)

Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth

Time and again, as I listened enraptured to this overwhelming performance, I felt as though as I was sitting in the Bayreuth stalls. …Keilberth's… command of every aspect of this vast score... More…

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4 CDs

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Das Rheingold

Donald McIntyre (Wotan), Heinz Zednik (Loge), Hermann Becht (Alberich), Hanna Schwarz (Fricka), Matti Salminen (Fasolt), Fritz Hübner (Fafner), Carmen Reppel (Freia), Martin Egel (Donner), Siegfried Jerusalem (Froh), Helmut Pampuch (Mime), Ortrun Wenkel (Erda),...

Chéreau's Marxist-tinged, Industrial Revolution-set production was by no means greeted with universal enthusiasm when it made its debut at the 1976 Bayreuth Festival...By the time the production... More…

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8 DVD Videos

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Vienna Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado

I loved this performance of the Unfinished...The beautifully paced Siegfried Idyll is another gem...the closing pages in particular are superbly done...Definitely worthwhile for the Schubert... More…

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CD

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Eileen Farrell (soprano)

Leonard Bernstein

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Julia Varady (soprano)

Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

This is a truly riveting recital of Wagner from Varady (magnificent singing) and Fischer- Dieskau. Varady's reading of the Wesendonk Lieder is remarkable, enthralling. There's nothing here of... More…

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CD

$14.75

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

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Klaus König (Tannhäuser), Lucia Popp (Elisabeth), Waltraud Meier (Venus), Bernd Weikl (Wolfram), Kurt Moll (Landgraf)

Bernard Haitink

Haitink charts a leisurely course through Wagner's Tannhauser...Best of the principals is Lucia Popp's fresh Elisabeth. Waltraud Meier's Venus is potent yet sounds a touch stretched...Kurt Moll's... More…

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3 CDs

$22.50

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Siegfried Jerusalem (Tristan), Waltraud Meier (Isolde), Marjana Lipovsek (Brangaene), Matti Salminen (König Marke), Falk Struckmann (Kurwenal), Johan Botha (Melot)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor der Berliner Staatsoper, Daniel Barenboim

Böhm's recording is a live Bayreuth performance of distinction, for on stage are the most admired Tristan and Isolde of their time, and in the pit the 72-year-old conductor directs a performance... More…

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