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What's your favorite Der Ring des Nibelungen?

  • Barenboim: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1991 live recording)

    Votes: 5 5.8%
  • Böhm: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1966/67 live recording)

    Votes: 6 7.0%
  • Boulez: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1980 live recording)

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Furtwängler: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome (1953 live recording)

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Furtwängler: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus (1950 live recording)

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Goodall: Sadlers Wells Opera Orchestra, English National Opera Chorus (in English)

    Votes: 3 3.5%
  • Haitink: Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Janowski: Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresden State Opera Chorus

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus

    Votes: 8 9.3%
  • Keilberth: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1955 live recording)

    Votes: 14 16.3%
  • Knappertsbusch: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1956 live recording)

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Krauss: Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra (1953 live recording)

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Levine: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Solti: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus

    Votes: 30 34.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 4.7%
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I find it interesting that the review doesn't mention the Siegfried. How is Jean Cox?

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I think the review was of Walkurie only. I refer you to a review of Siegfried as I have not listened to this set in a while. The reviewer starts out,
"The main reason for owning this Siegfried is for the work of tenor Jean Cox in the title role."
Now I think I will have to give it a spin.
 
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I find it interesting that the review doesn't mention the Siegfried. How is Jean Cox?
I think that he's among the best Siegfrieds on record. He sounds reasonably youthful and musical, has a pleasant voice, and doesn't oversing. I largely agree with Levine's review on Classics Today - overall, this is among the better cast recordings of Siegfried, and the sonics are excellent.
 
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