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Wagner: Parsifal

Gary Lehman (Parsifal), Violeta Urmana (Kundry), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Amfortas), Alexei Tano Vitski (Titurel) & Nikolai Putilin (Klingsor)

Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus, Valery Gergiev

What really distinguishes this...is Gergiev. His reading is vivid and luminous, generally expansive but with fluidly shifting tempos, unashamedly guilty of theatrical excitement. Yet he evokes... More…

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4 SACDs

$30.50

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Wagner: Lohengrin

Johan Botha (Lohengrin), Adrianne Pieczonka (Elsa), Falk Struckmann (Telramund), Petra Lang (Ortrud), Kwangchul Youn (King Heinrich), Eike Wilm Schulte (Herald)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, NDR Chor & Prager Kammerchor, Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov conducts a robustly powerful yet airily textured performance, keenly dramatic yet finely detailed. His Cologne orchestra and various choruses, focused and involved, sound tremendous... More…

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3 SACDs

$50.25

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No digital booklet included

Wagner: Lohengrin

Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Camilla Nylund (Elsa), Katarina Dalayman (Ortrud), Evgeny Nikitin (Friedrich von Telramund), Falk Struckmann (Heinrich der Vogler)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, Dutch National Opera Chorus, Mark Elder

This is in some ways the finest modern recording of Lohengrin, in the first place on account of Sir Mark Elder’s superbly detailed, passionate and large-scale conducting of the Royal Concertgebouw... More…

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3 SACDs

$24.75

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Wagner Transcriptions Volume 1: Der Ring

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

…sterling playing from the Scottish orchestra, whose dark, burnished brass section particularly suits Wagner's scoring, and virile, purposeful conducting from Neeme Järvi. More…

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 Offer Wagner: Parsifal

Evgeny Nikitin (Amfortas), Christian Elsner (Parsifal), Franz-Josef Selig (Gurnemanz), Michelle DeYoung (Kundry/Stimme aus der Hohe), Dimitry Ivaschenko (Titurel), Eike Wilm Schulte (Klingsor)

Rundfunkchor Berlin & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

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... More…

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4 SACDs

($46.75)$37.25

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Wagner: Die Walküre

Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde), René Pape (Wotan), Jonas Kaufmann (Siegmund), Anja Kampe (Sieglinde), Ekaterina Gubanova (Fricka), Mikhail Petrenko (Hunding), Zhanna Dombrovskaya (Gerhilde), Irina Vasilieva (Ortlinde), Natalia Evstafieva (Waltraute), Lyudmila Kanunnikova (Schwertleite), Tatiana Kravtsova...

The result, in superb sound, is revelatory...[Kampe] gives Sieglinde both lyrical beauty and narrative power, well matched by Jonas Kaufmann's Siegmund...[Pape] turns out to be the finest [Wotan]... More…

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4 SACDs

$30.50

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 Offer Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Albert Dohmen (Der Holländer), Ricarda Merbeth (Senta), Matti Salminen (Daland), Robert Dean Smith (Erik), Silvia Hablowetz (Mary), Steve Davislim (Steuermann)

Rundfunkchor Berlin & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

Janowski's conducting is crisp and fleet-footed, shaping the music naturally and fluently...[Dohmen] is a warm anti-hero, but too soft-grained to sound demonically desperate. Matti Salminen's... More…

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2 SACDs

($31.00)$25.00

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 Offer Wagner: Lohengrin

Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Annette Dasch (Elsa), Susanne Resmark (Ortrud), Gerd Grochowski (Friedrich von Telramund), Markus Brück (Der Heerrufer des Königs), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich der Vogler)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Rundfunkchor Berlin, Marek Janowski

Janowski has matured into the most reliably impressive Wagner conductor of our time...[Vogt] has a lovely voice, though it occasionally sounds thin; but he is expressive, intelligent and convincing.... More…

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3 SACDs

($38.75)$31.00

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Wagner Transcriptions Volume 5: Orchestral Works

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

If he had written nothing more, Wagner's Symphony in C would still have prefigured his extraordinary genius - but not its direction...It's still a pleasure, though, fresh and vigorous; Neeme... More…

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Wagner Transcriptions Volume 3: Tristan und Isolde

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Considered as extended highlights...this is seriously good, not least for the RNSO's suave playing, captured in silky SACD sound...The garden scene has a sensual glow, Mark's intrusion sounds... More…

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$15.00

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