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    HEY ALL WAGNERITE!

    What do you think about the Potted Ring?

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    I saw my favorite Frida Leider,Lauritz Melchior, Florence Austral, Maria Olszewska there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired View Post
    God, how beautiful. We rarely hear him in his youthful prime. Has any Wotan ever sounded so warm and sympathetic? It seems impossible to avoid the word "noble" when speaking of Hotter. He had that quality from the beginning, and never lost it no matter his age or vocal condition.

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    God, how beautiful. We rarely hear him in his youthful prime. Has any Wotan ever sounded so warm and sympathetic? It seems impossible to avoid the word "noble" when speaking of Hotter. He had that quality from the beginning, and never lost it no matter his age or vocal condition.
    This is Hotter at the height of his powers of which we have little in quality recordings. What separates Hotter from almost all others for me is the range of dynamics, dramatic content and vocal color. This huge voice still enunciates every vowel and consonant but keeps the cantilena intact and in German no less. We need more lower male voices that will drop the endless resonant buzz and give us color .. sing to us instead of trying to impress us...more Lieder might help. Of course when you can whisper and be heard as Hotter could, one has quite an advantage. I worked with him when he was in his 70s...it was humbling even then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post


    This 1960 Kempe series on Myto has awesome singing and very good mono sound.
    Not too expensive either.
    Uhde is Wotan on Das Rheingold.
    I have taken advantage of Myto sale to also buy entire 1960 Kempe Ring, it is really great singing and the live sound is very good, thank the opera gods of Bayreuth that they can be ours.......

    Also with Wagner fever burning........

    I purchased entire 1952 Keilberth Ring, we get some different singers and younger versions of those in 1960 Kempe Ring, what amazed me was the sound is really great.....as good as the 1960 set, wonderful really!




    Myto sale.........

    http://www.norpete.com/

    These can be expensive at Amazon but vendor above has huge Myto sale now, $14 each for 4CD sets and $7 for 2CD sets, orders over $50 ship free with fast service!
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    ^^^^^^^^Glad you picked up Kempe's 60 Ring DA.
    It's excellent
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I'm trying to remember which mono Keilberth is supposed to be better, the 52 or 53.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I'm trying to remember which mono Keilberth is supposed to be better, the 52 or 53.
    1953 Keilberth Ring has nearly the same cast as 1953 Krauss Ring, but no easy or cheap way to buy these like our Myto sets, I have read reports that it is very worthy.....

    I do have this cheap 1953 Keilberth Siegfried and sound is very good.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    1953 Keilberth Ring has nearly the same cast as 1953 Krauss Ring, but no easy or cheap way to buy these like our Myto sets, I have read reports that it is very worthy.....

    I do have this cheap 1953 Keilberth Siegfried and sound is very good.........

    Cool cover too
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post


    Hines' Wotan has to be heard to be believed!!!!!!
    Awesome.....................
    Have you listened to Hines Wotan yet DA? Amazing
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Have you listened to Hines Wotan yet DA? Amazing
    It is in my listen to CD stack, will report back in a couple days.......

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    These Walhall remasters are now available at Amazon USA sellers very cheap for 1958 Knappy Ring, I have ordered a couple to check them out.......claims to be from original broadcast tapes with 26/96 remaster, the cast is the best of the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    These Walhall remasters are now available at Amazon USA sellers very cheap for 1958 Knappy Ring, I have ordered a couple to check them out.......claims to be from original broadcast tapes with 26/96 remaster, the cast is the best of the best
    I've been lookin at those DA
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    These Walhall remasters are now available at Amazon USA sellers very cheap for 1958 Knappy Ring, I have ordered a couple to check them out.......claims to be from original broadcast tapes with 26/96 remaster, the cast is the best of the best
    Man, that 4.00 per item is killer
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    I have taken advantage of Myto sale to also buy entire 1960 Kempe Ring, it is really great singing and the live sound is very good, thank the opera gods of Bayreuth that they can be ours.......

    Also with Wagner fever burning........

    I purchased entire 1952 Keilberth Ring, we get some different singers and younger versions of those in 1960 Kempe Ring, what amazed me was the sound is really great.....as good as the 1960 set, wonderful really!




    Myto sale.........
    I'm going for the 52 too DA.
    Found them even cheaper at importcds
    Last edited by Itullian; Apr-19-2015 at 12:58.
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