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Jutta Vulpius, Elisabeth Schärtel, Maria Graf, Gustav Neidlinger, Astrid Varnay, Maria von Ilosvay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Georgine von Milinkovic, Mina Bolotine, Hermann Uhde, Josef Greindl, Gré Brouwenstijn

Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth

…Götterdämmerung with white-hot immediacy. The cast is superb, from Norns and Rhinemaidens upward. Keilberth sweeps them all along the path of tragedy with compellingly balanced drive and spaciousness,... More…

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4 CDs

$54.75

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Peter Hofmann (Parsifal), Dunja Vejzovic (Kundry), Kurt Moll (Gurnemanz), José van Dam (Amfortas), Siegmund Nimsgern (Klingsor), Victor von Halem (Titurel), Hanna Schwarz (Alto Stimme)

Berlin German Opera Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

In most respects this is the most perfect, atmospheric Parsifal yet committed to disc or cassette. Admitting the vocal imperfections, few as they are, the set attempts an artistic, or at least... More…

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4 CDs

$61.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

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

$58.00

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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

$54.75

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Margaret Curphey (Eva), Alberto Remedios (Walther), Norman Bailey (Hans Sachs), Derek Hammond-Stroud (Beckmesser), Ann Robson (Magdalene), Gregory Dempsey (David), Noel Mangin (Pogner), Stafford Dean (Nightwatchman)

Sadlers Wells Chorus & Sadlers Wells Opera Orchestra, Reginald Goodall

It's eminently listenable, capturing the musical and spiritual glow of Goodall's orchestra and voices, masterfully embodying the comedy's entwining pain and laughter. …this is not only something... More…

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4 CDs

$27.50

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.

Plácido Domingo (Parsifal), Waltraud Meier (Kundry), Franz-Josef Selig (Gurnemanz), Wolfgang Bankl (Klingsor), Ain Anger (Titurel), Falk Struckmann (Amfortas), Janina Baechle (Alto Stimme)

Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Christian Thielemann

At one and the same time this is a beautiful Parsifal… a modern Parsifal… and a new look at Parsifal, informed by Thielemann's experience and knowledge of a great tradition. …Domingo's… commitment... More…

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4 CDs

$39.50

Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell

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No digital booklet included

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Georg Solti

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No digital booklet included

Plácido Domingo, Deborah Voigt

Orchestra of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano

It appears that in 1862, three years before Tristanand Isolde's première, Wagner hoped that the Schnorrs, his original Tristan and Isolde, would give part of the Love duet in a concert performance.
This... More…

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Georgine von Milinkovic, Hans Hotter, Ramón Vinay, Gré Brouwenstijn, Josef Greindl, Astrid Varnay, Gerda Lammers, Elisabeth Schärtel, Maria von Ilosvay, Hilde Scheppan, Jean Watson, Maria Graf & Hertha Wilfert

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth

…a quite remarkable performance from New Bayreuth's golden era, with an underrated conductor and truly classic cast. …Hotter's magnificent Wotan… his verbal sensitivity and expressive range... More…

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4 CDs

$54.75

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days