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You know folks, i get tired of critics minimizing this opera.
This opera has fantastic music and drama.
Maybe next to Tristan or Gotterdammerung it is.
Yes, its more traditional, but so what!
In its own rite, i think irs a wonderful opera.
It never gets old to me.
 

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Oops, yes and no. Its an Opera Depot set. I didn't realize when I posted that it was from OD. So for commercial releases I only have Barenboim.
Oh wow, I forgot about those Wagner box sets I purchased here and there. I also have Parsifal with Goodall, Karajan, and Knappertsbusch. Giving Goodall a listen now since it has Meier.
 

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Be interesting to separate by acts to see where the differences are.
 
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I meant the timing of act act, not each disc.
I meant the timing of act act, not each disc.
Oops. Well if this is a three act (i see three voorspiels) then Barenboim Act 1 is disks 1&2 and then the remaining disks are each an act. For Goodall 20:59 minutes of disk 2 is Act 2; 15.09 of disk 3 is Act 3. So if I did my math right,

Acts 1/ 2/ 3
Barenboim: 111.29 / 67:52 / 77:20
__Goodall: 117.21 / 81:30 / 85:46
 

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Oops. Well if this is a three act (i see three voorspiels) then Barenboim Act 1 is disks 1&2 and then the remaining disks are each an act. For Goodall 20:59 minutes of disk 2 is Act 2; 15.09 of disk 3 is Act 3. So if I did my math right,

Acts 1/ 2/ 3
Barenboim: 111.29 / 67:52 / 77:20
__Goodall: 117.21 / 81:30 / 85:46
Ralph Moore says,
The mid-80’s saw the two longest recordings of Parsifal by Goodall and Levine. Goodall here seems to me to the more successful practitioner of the patient approach; the WNO plays beautifully and Goodall always had a gift for leisurely yet portentous phrasing so that the sonority and rich harmonisation of Wagner’s music are constantly to the fore.
My numbers match the disk times for totals, but not the totals posted here, which was from PrestoMusic site listings. I would go with the back of the CDs for greater accuracy so the total difference is closer to half an hour:
Interesting Goodall is 4 hrs 29 minutes. Barenboim 4 hrs 10 minutes.
 

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I like all the Parsifals, but prefer the longer ones,Goodall both recordings, Levine both recordings.
 
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