View Poll Results: Which is your favourite Ring Cycle?

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  • Krauss, Bayreuth 1953 (Orfeo)

    0 0%
  • Furtwängler, RAI (EMI)

    2 7.14%
  • Keilberth, Bayreuth 1955 (Testament)

    8 28.57%
  • Knappertsbusch, Bayreuth 1956 (Orfeo)

    1 3.57%
  • Solti, Vienna (Decca)

    8 28.57%
  • Karajan, Berlin (DG)

    2 7.14%
  • Böhm, Bayreuth 1967 (Philips)

    1 3.57%
  • Goodall, ENO (Chandos)

    1 3.57%
  • Boulez, Bayreuth 1980 (Philips)

    0 0%
  • Janowski, Dresden (Eurodisc)

    0 0%
  • Levine, Metropolitan Opera (DG)

    3 10.71%
  • Haitink, BRSO (EMI)

    0 0%
  • Sawallisch, Bavarian State Opera (EMI)

    0 0%
  • Barenboim, Bayreuth 1992 (Teldec)

    0 0%
  • Other

    2 7.14%
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    Default Favourite Ring Cycle

    What is your overall favourite recording? Which would be your "library" choice?

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    Solti and Solti

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    I do think we did this numerous times
    Use the Advantage search engine in the top of the forum.
    here is one

    The Ring
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    But who cares? There are loads of similar threads. Sometimes it’s good to see new threads on old topics. It provokes the mind again.

    Kna ‘58. Closely followed by Solti Bayreuth 1983. Controversial I know but I like it.
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    "...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.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

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    Kna 56 may be more readily available but I much prefer his cycle from 58.

    I voted on Keilberth 55, although the 53 cycle is usually my top one. I also really like the Barenboim from 92.

    I can't wait to see how others vote.

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    Goodall or Karajan. I voted Goodall.

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    I have four, and would rank them:

    Solti > Karajan > Young >> Goodall
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    Levine for both CD and DVD. In some ways I like Sawallisch better but the Levine set has better sound.
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    Goodall. I am able to understand the words and the music at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Low View Post
    Goodall. I am able to understand the words and the music at the same time.
    He certainly gives you the time to understand the words!
    "...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.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    He certainly gives you the time to understand the words!
    This is savage .

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    I've got all of the ones listed.

    My favorite ring is probably Bohm, but if I were choosing a "Library" version I would probably choose Solti because I would prefer no coughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annaw View Post
    This is savage .
    I think you’ll find I was fair. Cruel, but fair.
    "...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.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

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    Re: post #11

    And misguided. The time flies by in this mesmerising performance .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    And misguided. The time flies by in this mesmerising performance .......
    So true. I have never felt it was dragging. The Goodall is GOOD overALL. I think it is on video lazerdisk. What a shame they never put it to DVD!
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