Page 5 of 18 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 261

Thread: How many Rings do you have?

  1. #61
    Senior Member Itullian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    11,193
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default


    Last edited by Itullian; Dec-01-2015 at 05:51.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

  2. Likes DarkAngel, Biwa liked this post
  3. #62
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39,996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I forgot to mention my wedding ring , does that counts also?

  4. Likes DarkAngel, Biwa liked this post
  5. #63
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    1,135
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    I will make a prediction, after you hear 57 Knap Walhall you will not be done buying 50s Rings
    I have Krauss (53), Keilberth (52 and 55). What's so special about Kna? Not doubting anyone, just want to know what I have to look forward to. I'M SO EXCITED. And, I got the Furtwangler on EMI coming too.

  6. Likes Biwa, Barbebleu liked this post
  7. #64
    Senior Member DarkAngel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    La Scala
    Posts
    3,822
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I forgot to mention my wedding ring , does that counts also?
    Oh yes, especially if your spouse reads this thread........

    I see a new Renee avatar inspired by her Merry Widow performance on video perhaps?


  8. Likes Pugg, Biwa liked this post
  9. #65
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    39,996
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Oh yes, especially if your spouse reads this thread........

    I see a new Renee avatar inspired by her Merry Widow performance on video perhaps?


    You are not a dark angel but a clever one.

  10. Likes DarkAngel liked this post
  11. #66
    Senior Member Steatopygous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Somewhere over the rainbo
    Posts
    628
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Biwa View Post
    Well, I've got Fisch on SACD and
    Haenchen
    Janowski
    Solti
    Karajan
    Böhm
    Levine
    Barenboim
    Keilberth (55)
    Krauss
    Furtwängler (53)
    My thunder proved less effectual than Wotan's then.
    How did you come to have this set?

  12. Likes Biwa liked this post
  13. #67
    Senior Member Biwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    1,660
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steatopygous View Post
    My thunder proved less effectual than Wotan's then.
    How did you come to have this set?
    Well, I am glad you mentioned this set. Let your thunder be heard! The performance of the orchestra and most the singers in this set is solid. But, I'll admit the main draw for me was it being a multichannel SACD. I listen to all types of music in Hirez 5.1 or 4.0 whenever possible. And...Large works like Wagner's operas deserve to be heard with a wide & deep soundstage. I picked it up in Japan.

  14. #68
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,784
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I only have one -- Solti.

  15. Likes Pugg, Barbebleu, Itullian and 2 others liked this post
  16. #69
    Senior Member Itullian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    11,193
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    I have Krauss (53), Keilberth (52 and 55). What's so special about Kna? Not doubting anyone, just want to know what I have to look forward to. I'M SO EXCITED. And, I got the Furtwangler on EMI coming too.
    A different, more spacious approach.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

  17. Likes Biwa liked this post
  18. #70
    Senior Member Bill H.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Northern VA, USA
    Posts
    260
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Faustian View Post
    I've mentioned my love for this cycle before. If it ever gets a proper release, it would easily make it into my top 2 or 3 favorite cycles. Barenboim definitely outdid himself in this performance.
    I did a streaming recording of the entire cycle, including the bits of commentary by Tom Service (which are separate tracks and can be ignored if desired). It's in mp3 format @ 320 kbps. If anyone is interested I'll make an upload available. As can be expected in a live performance you hear glitches once in awhile, but I have certainly enjoyed it.

  19. Likes Biwa, Barbebleu liked this post
  20. #71
    Senior Member Don Fatale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,413
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    I know how impractical they are, and they're relatively worthless, but I love my Ring LP box sets. It feels like the Ring Cycle SHOULD be in a big box!

    Solti (wooden box, plus at least 2 duplicates, let me know if you need a replacement disc!)
    Furtwangler (2 versions)
    Bohm
    Goodall
    Janowski
    Karajan

    I have CD versions of most of these, plus Barenboim.

    Live DVD sets. Not particularly attached to them, so I'm open to offers if anyone wishes to buy or swap.
    Barenboim
    Mehta
    Boulez
    Levine
    Levine/Luisi
    Last edited by Don Fatale; Dec-01-2015 at 19:54.

  21. Likes DarkAngel, Biwa, Barbebleu and 1 others liked this post
  22. #72
    Senior Member gardibolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    1,405
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Listening to the Furtwängler Götterdämmerung (1950 La Scala, Pristine) right now and it's just so wonderful I can hardly stand it. It's amazing that Rose was able to rescue this sound out of those atrocious old LPs. These are wonderful times we live in, in certain respects.
    Hours of unrecorded, unpublished and unknown Beethoven works at The Unheard Beethoven

  23. Likes Biwa, Barbebleu, DarkAngel and 2 others liked this post
  24. #73
    Senior Member Barbebleu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    3,854
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill H. View Post
    I did a streaming recording of the entire cycle, including the bits of commentary by Tom Service (which are separate tracks and can be ignored if desired). It's in mp3 format @ 320 kbps. If anyone is interested I'll make an upload available. As can be expected in a live performance you hear glitches once in awhile, but I have certainly enjoyed it.
    Yes please for the upload Bill H.
    "...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.

  25. #74
    Senior Member Barbebleu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    3,854
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by opus55 View Post
    I have a small collection -
    Solti, Bohm, Janowski and 1/2 of Levine
    Which half of Levine? The conducting half with his arms or the walking half with his legs!!
    "...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.

  26. #75
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    1,135
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gardibolt View Post
    Listening to the Furtwängler Götterdämmerung (1950 La Scala, Pristine) right now and it's just so wonderful I can hardly stand it. It's amazing that Rose was able to rescue this sound out of those atrocious old LPs. These are wonderful times we live in, in certain respects.
    I just bought a Furtwangler set on EMI. That is not the La Scala, right?

Page 5 of 18 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Rank these Rings............thought it might be fun.
    By Itullian in forum Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: Mar-31-2019, 15:05
  2. Beethoven in the Lord of the Rings
    By djmomo17 in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Sep-20-2010, 14:46
  3. Lord of the Rings
    By jane_pollitt@hotmail.com in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jan-21-2009, 19:46
  4. The Complete Recordings: Lord of the Rings
    By messiaenfanatic in forum Non-Classical Music
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jul-14-2008, 03:06
  5. Lord of the Rings
    By Edward Elgar in forum Today's Composers
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Apr-14-2007, 20:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •