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    Default WAGNER on cd.

    Putting this thread back after the crash.
    For all Wagner recording talk.

    WAGNER recordings on cd. Your firsts or favorites?

    Hope this thread pleases.

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    I'll list the "accepted" best recordings and you can go from there.

    1 Ring, Solti
    2 Tristan Bohm, Furtwangler mono, Karajan, Kleiber
    3 Meistersinger Solti 2, Kubelik, Karajan
    4 Parsifal Knappertsbusch '62 Philips, Kubelik, Karajan, Solti
    5 Lohengrin Kempe
    6 Hollander, Dohnanyi
    7 Tannhauser, Solti, Sinopoli

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    Two Die Walkures to add to any collection.........

    Leinsdorf 1962 studio (stereo)
    When you hear this great spirited Walkure you'll wish Leinsdorf had been allowed to make a complete ring, wonderful full vivid sound and some of the best singers ever to perform the roles, again very cheap $14 at Amazon USA

    Furtwangler 1954 studio (mono)
    This was first installment of a planned studio ring with WP orchestra, great mono studio sound (much better than any of the live Furtwangler Rings) with great golden era cast of 1950s singers, $15 used at Amazon USA
    Last edited by DarkAngel; Nov-18-2011 at 22:54.

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    thanks, i have the Leinsdorf and like it alot, great singing. i really like Karajan's dg Walkure alot too. and Bohm's live one, very exciting.
    thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I'll list the "accepted" best recordings and you can go from there.

    1 Ring, Solti
    2 Tristan Bohm, Furtwangler mono, Karajan, Kleiber
    3 Meistersinger Solti 2, Kubelik, Karajan
    4 Parsifal Knappertsbusch '62 Philips, Kubelik, Karajan, Solti
    5 Lohengrin Kempe
    6 Hollander, Dohnanyi
    7 Tannhauser, Solti, Sinopoli
    I had always thought the universally accepted top Dutchman was the Klemperer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    I had always thought the universally accepted top Dutchman was the Klemperer?

    you maybe right. iirc it doesn't include the redemtion music ending , which i love. but a very fine version.

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    just got done listening to the Abendroth 42 Meister. What a wonderful live performance. the sound is great except for about 10 mins. to start act 2 and about 5 mins starting act 3.
    Best singing I've heard. Would be a fav except for the wow i mentioned in act 2 and the predominance of the trumpet at the end. what a great Sachs. but a truly great performance.

    and to think, there were BOMBS dropping outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Putting this thread back after the crash.
    And putting my post back after the crash!

    Three great boxes linked- here.
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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    I want more Meistersinger. have the Jochum. what's my next one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I want more Meistersinger. have the Jochum. what's my next one?
    I quite like the Karajan one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I want more Meistersinger. have the Jochum. what's my next one?


    Psst............I have a secret way to save money and get great performance

    You want real golden age Wagner singers live from Bayreuth with very good sound, 1963 Keilberth!
    Reissue on Sony budget opera series $12 used at Amazon USA, original Eurodisc sells for $50+ used

    The hideous graphics need to go, I put CDs in new jewel case with copy of original artwork
    Last edited by DarkAngel; Nov-20-2011 at 01:50.

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    2 good 2 pass. thankalot.

    this is my pick for greatest opera ever written. the intricacies of the goings on amazes me.

    i'll be getting this one, too.

    http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Wagner...1752644&sr=1-1

    i love Bayreuth recordings. and the way the acts are laid out on this. Plus Bohm and stereo!!!

    but it's Parsifal (Stein) tonight all thru the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    2 good 2 pass. thankalot.

    this is my pick for greatest opera ever written. the intricacies of the goings on amazes me.

    i'll be getting this one, too.

    http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Wagner...1752644&sr=1-1

    i love Bayreuth recordings. and the way the acts are laid out on this. Plus Bohm and stereo!!!

    but it's Parsifal (Stein) tonight all thru the night.
    Nice but that price for Bohm could choke a horse

    If money is no object there is always the Kubelik........


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    i want that one 2.

    i'd rreally like more of a base baritone Sachs, but where? Solti 1? Bailey?
    Last edited by Itullian; Nov-20-2011 at 03:44.

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    I enjoy the Solti 1.

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