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    You guys are real fanatics. And I mean that in a good sense.
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
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    God gave all men all earth to love,
    But since our hearts are small,
    Ordained for each one spot should prove
    Beloved over all.
    R. Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I have been waiting for that 44 Vienna Bohm. Supposed to be a great one.
    Amazon.co.uk. Download about $10! Can't understand why multinationals can't offer the same stuff to all their customers. Surely for something this old copyright isn't an issue.
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Amazon.co.uk. Download about $10! Can't understand why multinationals can't offer the same stuff to all their customers. Surely for something this old copyright isn't an issue.
    Are you set up to stream music from spotify or tidal services on your computer audio system?

    I think many people are unaware what an essential source of opera/classical music is there, staggering amount of complete albums to stream commercial free for $10 month in USA.......for example spotify has the 1944 Bohm Meistersinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I have been waiting for that 44 Vienna Bohm. Supposed to be a great one.
    The problem with elderly recordings is that the orchestra is often dim. As the orchestra is the chief interest for me in Wagner rather than the voices, I don't collect ancient Wagner recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    The problem with elderly recordings is that the orchestra is often dim. As the orchestra is the chief interest for me in Wagner rather than the voices, I don't collect ancient Wagner recordings.
    That's true. You have to know which ones to get or take a chance.
    But the old voices are amazing.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Are you set up to stream music from spotify or tidal services on your computer audio system?

    I think many people are unaware what an essential source of opera/classical music is there, staggering amount of complete albums to stream commercial free for $10 month in USA.......for example spotify has the 1944 Bohm Meistersinger.
    DA. I hardly have time to listen to the stuff I purchase or download let alone listen to Spotify!! I would like to, some of my friends do, but I'm afraid I don't. I'm not sure if Tidal is available in the U.K. I agree that there is a fantastic amount out there in the ether.
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    I posted on the historical Wagner recordings thread something that properly belongs here, I think.
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    There was some interest expressed here about the '56 Kempe Berlin Meistersinger, correct?

    A few years ago I purchased a "brown bag" version of the recording in 192 kbps mp3 format, in long file form only (1 file per Act).

    I spend some months editing the files, putting track splits that would work for burning to CDs, mildly re-equalizing the sound and also adding some ambience that helped give a little more space to the sound (though it's still mono). I also retained my remastered version in the long file format as well. Both are encoded to 256 kbps mp3, though I'm not sure that adds anything to the sound quality.

    I've shared this before with others, so I'm willing to do so here as well, since it's my reworking. It doesn't sound too bad to me, and I have always loved the performance. It's available in both long file and the CD-split versions, and I'll provide the downloadable link to anyone who messages me backchannel--I don't want to post it here. Thanks.

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    Ran across a Meistersinger tidbit in a book I am reading. In reference to the spread of Lutheranism during the Reformation in the 1520s the book says:

    At Nuremberg, the city secretary, Lazarus Spengler, published a tract favoring the reform, and Hans Sachs, a Meistersinger, celebrated Luther as "the nightingale of Wittenbert."
    from Christendom: A Short History of Christianity and Its Impact on Western Civilization
    by Roland H. Bainton
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
    --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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