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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Fair enough. Or maybe Pugg wants to sell that dusty copy. No matter, no rush. I have 14 hours of it on CD in German and just nailed a deal on the Levine DVD set for $34 shipped in very good condition to be delivered Dec 28 so I can RING in the new year!
    http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Wagner-The-Go...0AAOSwnHZYUdJQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Fair enough. Or maybe Pugg wants to sell that dusty copy. No matter, no rush. I have 14 hours of it on CD in German and just nailed a deal on the Levine 7-DVD set for $34 shipped in very good condition to be delivered Dec 28 so I can RING in the new year!

    On advice of hpowders I am scoping out the Solti set. I have it ordered from a neighboring city's library to be picked up at my local library. If I really like it over and above my Neuhold set, then I will seek out a used set online.
    Want to keep busy? Comparative listening: the complete Ring: Karajan vs. Solti. Both were considered THE studio Ring recordings of about 40-50 years ago.

    The Solti set was held up as a demonstration of state of the art recorded sound of the time and has been highly praised by a majority of Wagnerians.
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    Florestan is getting into The Ring?
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Even better currently on sale at Presto Classical but still way more than I want to pay
    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/sea...g=goodall+ring
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Florestan is getting into The Ring?
    Good on him, the music is exiting, but then again, I don't have to tell you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Florestan is getting into The Ring?


    The tipping point was this video someone recommended to me. A little understanding goes a long way.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Solti, Solti, Solti
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    What do you think of Sawallisch?
    It's not bad but it wouldn't be my first choice. But if you saw it for a really good price you wouldn't be disappointed. I hesitate to make Ring recommendations because each one reveals something that others sometimes don't. At the moment I am listening to the '51 Met Ring conducted by Stiedry. The singing is exemplary and I am thoroughly enjoying it but again it wouldn't be a Ring that would make it into my top five.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post


    The tipping point was this video someone recommended to me. A little understanding goes a long way.
    A little gem Flo. Thanks for that.
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    To bring Florestan in the right spirit.







    Last edited by Traverso; Dec-18-2016 at 16:45.

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    This thread wasn't a poll, but I tallied up everyone's selections. I did not pay attention to rankings, and I skipped a few duplicate posts. There were a couple references to the Barneboim/Kupfer DVD; I included those with the CD.

    The top 7:

    1. Keilberth 1955 Bayreuth - 10
    2t. Solti, Decca - 9
    2t. Barenboim, 91/92 Bayreuth - 9
    4. Krauss, 1953 Bayreuth - 8
    5. Böhm, 66/67 Bayreuth - 6
    6t. Karajan, Deutsche Grammophone - 5
    6t. Furtwängler, 1953 RAI - 5

    9 other Rings got votes, none of them more than 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traverso View Post
    To bring Florestan in the right spirit.




    I have this one, do you own it also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traverso View Post
    To bring Florestan in the right spirit.
    Nice article on that one here: https://www.sfcv.org/article/soltis-ring-legacy-relived
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    There are a couple of these on Ebay for about $7-9 more than I paid, but I just do not like the packaging on this set:


    As for the 2-CD intro. I am terrible at paying attention to narrative on CD. I have to read to pay attention.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I have this one, do you own it also?
    No I have not,I was a bit joking off course.They are too expensive The big Karajan box was in my collection.

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