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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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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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 New Bruckner: Symphony No. 3

Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Birgit Nilsson (soprano)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

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Wagner Transcriptions Volume 2: Parsifal

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

The Tannhauser excerpt...really begins to boil in the infamous ballet music, giving the sonorous RSNO brass something they can finally tuck into with relish More…

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Wagner Transcriptions Volume 4: Die Meistersinger

An Orchestral Tribute arr. Henk de Vlieger

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Five hours are boiled down to 48 minutes, and the over-emphasis on C major jubilation...is as good an indication as you could get of the counterproductiveness of bringing so close together what... More…

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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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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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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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 Offer 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

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Wagner: Overtures and Preludes

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

an excellent programme in its own right, hard to better, even though, surprisingly, Jarvi in his long career has conducted little or no theatrical Wagner. He tends to favour measured tempos,... More…

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