View Poll Results: What's your favorite Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg?

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  • Barenboim: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1999 live recording)

    0 0%
  • Furtwängler: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1943 live recording)

    0 0%
  • Goodall: Sadlers Wells Chorus & Sadlers Wells Opera Orchestra (in English)

    0 0%
  • Haitink: Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House (1997 live recording)

    2 4.08%
  • Jochum; Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus, Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra

    0 0%
  • Karajan: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1951 live recording)

    2 4.08%
  • Karajan: Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Radio Chorus

    4 8.16%
  • Kempe: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus

    5 10.20%
  • Knappertsbusch: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1960 live recording)

    6 12.24%
  • Kubelik: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus

    19 38.78%
  • Reiner: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus (1953 live recording)

    0 0%
  • Sawallisch: Bavarian State Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Chorus

    2 4.08%
  • Solti: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus

    4 8.16%
  • Solti: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (1995 live recording)

    1 2.04%
  • Other

    4 8.16%
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    Quote Originally Posted by mparta View Post
    Kubelik, finally a Walther that has no bark, no bite, is not strained, does for this in terms of lyricism what Wunderlich does in other literature. And Janowitz, good lord.
    I would have hoped for more from Solti, Van Dam, Heppner, but it's good, not the equal of Kubelik. Van Dam, as magnificent a singer as he is, seems to be more of a singer husbanding his resources than a character.
    But always hoping for a tenor that does what needs to be done, and that's Konya. Sappy, spring-like singing.
    I've just listened to BBC Radio 3's Building a Library podcast on Die Meisteringer and the reviewer also recommended the Kubelik. Unfortunately it's not exactly easy to acquire these days. The Arts Archive transfer they recommend is selling at prices of upwards of £140 on ebay these days. I've also come across one on the Calig label, which is selling at a little less (£44) but I don't know what this transfer is like.
    Last edited by Tsaraslondon; Mar-28-2021 at 14:15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    I've just listened to BBC Radio 3's Building a Library podcast on Die Meisteringer and the reviewer also recommended the Kubelik. Unfortunately it's not exactly easy to acquire these days. The Arts Archive transfer they recommend is selling at prices of upwards of £140 on ebay these days. I've also come across one on the Calig label, which is selling at a little less (£44) but I don't know what this transfer is like.
    Do we need a mass letter-writing (or email) campaign to the record company? If they see enough sales, would they re-release it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Do we need a mass letter-writing (or email) campaign to the record company? If they see enough sales, would they re-release it?
    I doubt the company even exists anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    I doubt the company even exists anymore.
    Thinking out loud: Would anyone own the rights? If not, does some place like Opera Depot offer it? And is that legitimate to purchase if it is out of print?
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    Opera Depot does indeed have it. Munich 1967 radio broadcast.

    Also see posts #67 & #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    I've just listened to BBC Radio 3's Building a Library podcast on Die Meisteringer and the reviewer also recommended the Kubelik. Unfortunately it's not exactly easy to acquire these days. The Arts Archive transfer they recommend is selling at prices of upwards of £140 on ebay these days. I've also come across one on the Calig label, which is selling at a little less (£44) but I don't know what this transfer is like.
    The Calig sounds every bit as good as the Arts Archives.
    Last edited by wkasimer; Mar-28-2021 at 17:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Opera Depot does indeed have it. Munich 1967 radio broadcast.

    Also see posts #67 & #72
    Good to know the sound is about as good with OD as the original.
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    Same here. For liveliness and team spirit, this Kempe set - especially the stereo-ambient Pristine transfer - is the one to have. Kubelik is almost, but not quite as, lively. But both are essential. If I had to add a third contender, it would be the 1960 Knappertsbusch Bayreuth.

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    Meistersinger is the Wagner opera I've listened to the least so my opinion is coming from limited exposure. In short, the 1956 Kempe release by Pristine with Schock, Grummer and Frantz knocked it out of the park for me, over the Kubelik. I listened to Kube first but found the Kempe cast and orchestration superior, especially Schock's "Walther" compared to Konya. Grummer a vocally resplendent "Eva".

    (I do have a Naxos compilation of Schorr singing Hans Sachs which is outstanding)

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