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George London (Dutchman), Josef Greindl (Daland), Leonie Rysanek (Senta), Fritz Uhl (Erik), Res Fischer (Mary), Georg Paskuda (Steuermann)

Bayreuther Festspiele, Wolfgang Sawallisch

A blistering mono performance live from Bayreuth. Wolfgang Sawallisch takes no musical prisoners as Leonie Rysanek tears through Senta, all but incinerating George London’s Dutchman. More…

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2 CDs

($21.50) $16.25

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Franz Crass (Holländer), Josef Greindl (Daland), Anja Silja (Senta), Fritz Uhl (Erik), Res Fischer (Mary), Georg Paskuda (Steuermann)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Wolfgang Sawallisch

2 CDs

($13.75) $11.00

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Hertha Glaz, Thomas Haysward, Hans Hoffer, Set Svanhlom, Astird Varnay

New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Fritz Reiner

...a searingly dramatic performance under Fritz Reiner with a cast as starry as one could imagine. Reiner's conducting is urgent and intense from start to finish, with Hans Hotter in his prime... More…

2 CDs

($13.00) $9.75

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Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund), Astrid Varnay (Sieglinde), Helen Traubel (Brünnhilde), Friedrich Schorr (Wotan), Kerstin Thorborg (Fricka)

New York Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, Erich Leinsdorf

an electrifying performance, starrily cast, with radio sound giving clear focus to the voices...[Melchior] is in heroic voice...Varnay is a warm Sieglinde...Traubel sings with a rock-like firmness... More…

3 CDs

($15.00) $11.25

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Jon Vickers (Parsifal), Hans Hotter (Gurnemanz), Thomas Stewart (Amfortas), Gustav Neidlinger (Klingsor), Barbro Ericson (Kundry), Heinz Hagenau (Titurel), Anja Silja, Dorothea Siebert, Liselotte Rebmann, Rita Bartos, Else-Margrete Gardelli, Sylvia Lindenstrand (flower maidens) & Ruth Hesse (voice...

The (to date) 11 released recordings of Hans Knappertsbusch's Parsifal performances at Bayreuth between 1951 and 1964 constitute a unique record of one conductor's work on a favoured score in... More…

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4 CDs

($43.50) $32.50

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Kirsten Flagstad, soprano / Lauritz Melchior, tenor

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus, Covent Garden, Fritz Reiner

This is an improved remastering by Ward Marston of a VAI set which received a warm welcome for preserving the rewarding partnership of Flagstad and Melchior, some would say unsurpassed in their... More…

3 CDs

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Ella Flesch, Marta Fuchs, Hans Hotter, Alfred Jerger, Margarete Klose, Lotte Lehmann, Emanuel List, Lauritz Melchior

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter

2 CDs

($13.00) $9.75

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

This release includes a digital booklet

3 CDs

($32.50) $24.25

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Selected arias from Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde and more

Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Lauritz Melchior (tenor)

Edwin McArthur

CD

($7.00) $6.25

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Ludwig Weber (Daland), Astrid Varnay (Senta), Wolfgang Windgassen (Erik), Elisabeth Schärtel (Mary), Josef Traxel (Der Steuermann) & Hermann Uhde (Der Holländer)

Chorus & Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, Hans Knappertsbusch

Maestro Knappertsbusch is on the concentrated form of his 1951 Munich Tristan. …all is steely strength, realised through dynamic sensitivity and spacious tempi… Any suspicion that Astrid Varnay…... More…

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2 CDs

($21.50) $16.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included