View Poll Results: If available, which Barenboim Ring would you buy...?

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  • Teatro alla Scalla 2010

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  • Staatskapelle Berlin 2013 Proms

    8 44.44%
  • Should have settled with Bayreuther Festspiele 91/92

    9 50.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post


    I have this one and like it a lot.
    Best modern day cast and excellent sound.
    The video is ok. But the end of Gotter is stupid. And why are the characters always falling down?

    I hate the Scala with the ridiculous dancers.
    Robert Levine of Classics Today has a lot of good things to say about it in his review on CD&LP.
    Last edited by SixFootScowl; Aug-28-2021 at 02:31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Robert Levine of Classics Today has a lot of good things to say about it in his review on CD&LP.
    I thought the women were a little light, but I liked Tomlinson’s Wotan most of all (I’m talking about the video) not the audio which I haven’t heard - actually, I didn’t now it existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    I thought the women were a little light, but I liked Tomlinson’s Wotan most of all (I’m talking about the video) not the audio which I haven’t heard - actually, I didn’t now it existed.
    So the question I have, and hopefully someone here will answer: Is the Barenboim CD set the same performance as the DVD?

    I hate that Levine was a different performance on CD with a lesser Siegfried than was in the DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    So the question I have, and hopefully someone here will answer: Is the Barenboim CD set the same performance as the DVD?

    I hate that Levine was a different performance on CD with a lesser Siegfried than was in the DVD.
    I re-read the review above. Robert Levine doesn’t between distinguish audio & video.
    Last edited by MAS; Aug-28-2021 at 05:05.

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