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Anja Harteros (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo), Peter Seiffert (tenor), René Pape (bass)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra & Vokalensemble Kölner Dom, Daniel Barenboim
These are the most old-fashioned performances of the works that I have listened to in a very long time...Barenboim has fallen under the spell of Furtwangler: several of these performances are... — More…
Berlin Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
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John Tomlinson (Wotan), Graham Clark (Loge), Günter von Kannen (Alberich), Linda Finnie (Fricka), Matthias Hölle (Fasolt), Philip Kang (Fafner), Eva Johansson (Freia), Bodo Brinkmann (Donner), Kurt Schreibmayer (Froh), Helmut Pampuc (Mime), Birgitta Svendén (Erda),...
If a cycle is going as well as the Harry Kupfer/Daniel Barenboim Ring was, the super-test of Götterdämmerung brings out the best in everyone… Barenboim manipulates his orchestra with Furtwänglerian... — More…
James Morris (Wotan), Andreas Schmidt (Donner), Peter Seiffert (Froh), Heinz Zednik (Loge), Theo Adam (Alberich), Peter Haage (Mime), Hans Tschammer (Fasolt), Kurt Rydl (Fafner), Marjana Lipovšek (Fricka), Eva Johansson (Freia), Jadwiga Rappé (Erda), Julie Kaufman...
Strong and purposeful, [Haitink] takes a thoughtful view which in each music-drama nevertheless builds up unerringly in tension and power, with the beauty of Wagner's orchestration consistently... — More…
Albert Dohmen (Wotan), Markus Eiche (Donner), Herbert Lippert (Froh), Adrian Eröd (Loge), Janina Baechle (Fricka), Alexandra Reinprecht (Freia), Anna Larsson (Erda), Tomasz Konieczny (Alberich), Wolfgang Schmidt (Mime)
Cheryl Studer (soprano - No. 2), Waltraud Meier (mezzo - No. 2), Jessye Norman (mezzo - No. 3), Frederica von Stade (mezzo - No. 4), Sylvia McNair, Andrea Rost (sopranos - No. 8), Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang (mezzos - No. 8), Peter Seiffert (tenor - No. 8), Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Bryn Terfel...
The current pre-eminence of Gustav Mahler in the concert hall and on disc isn't something that could have been anticipated – other than by the composer himself. Hard now to believe that his revival... — More…
Tina Kiberg (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), John Aler (tenor), Robert Holl (bass), Samuel Magad (solo violin) & David Schrader (organ), Janet Williams (soprano) & Thomas Hampson (baritone), Alessandra Marc (soprano), Plácido Domingo (tenor) & Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)
Right from the opening notes of the Missa Solemnis it is clear that this is to be a reading of weight and moment, but the slow tempi that Barenboim chooses for most of the time seldom work in... — More…