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    I'm sure this recording has been mentioned more than once in this thread but I'll mention it again.
    I just listened to this recording and it had me on the edge of my seat from first note to last.
    I have never heard the opening of this Opera conducted so excitingly. I could hardly believe it. There's an occasional bit of wonkiness after that but WOW!!! Incredible stuff and I cannot recommend this recording more highly.




    Agree Damian classic for sure with the great singers in prime voice, even better this 2CD Naxos Walkure release also includes parts of Act 2 by Walter 1935 and in 1938 completion of Act 2 by conductor Seidler-Winkler, too bad so limited number of Wagner recordings for Walter.....

    For fans of 1950s Bayreuth Rings a great treat to hear a very young Hans Hotter as wotan and compare to his later mature performances......

    Also while filling buy basket with Naxos Wagner CDs might as well get the 1936 Tristan with Melchior & Flagstad

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    I came across this snippet from the vengeance trio from Gotterdammerung with Nilsson/Grendl/Stewart in 1965. What voices and what stage presences. Nilsson and Stewart looked so convincing as the characters they were playing, and Grendl was downright creepy.



    Those were the days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentio View Post
    I came across this snippet from the vengeance trio from Gotterdammerung with Nilsson/Grendl/Stewart in 1965. What voices and what stage presences. Nilsson and Stewart looked so convincing as the characters they were playing, and Grendl was downright creepy.



    Those were the days!
    Pity it isn't longer.

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    Wagner "Die Meistersinger" / Karajan conducts the Bayruth Festival Orchestra and Chorus 1951 live

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    Four posts in and already you are one of the ‘favoured few’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pariah View Post
    Wagner "Die Meistersinger" / Karajan conducts the Bayruth Festival Orchestra and Chorus 1951 live
    There's a perfection to this recording that makes it eminently recommendable. Were I a bigger fan of the opera I would have bought it, but there's some very good competition (Kna in 55 and the justly famous Kubelik).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    Agree Damian classic for sure with the great singers in prime voice, even better this 2CD Naxos Walkure release also includes parts of Act 2 by Walter 1935 and in 1938 completion of Act 2 by conductor Seidler-Winkler, too bad so limited number of Wagner recordings for Walter.....

    For fans of 1950s Bayreuth Rings a great treat to hear a very young Hans Hotter as wotan and compare to his later mature performances......

    Also while filling buy basket with Naxos Wagner CDs might as well get the 1936 Tristan with Melchior & Flagstad

    Thank you. I'll definitely check those both out.

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