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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

($21.75) $16.25

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($7.25) $6.25

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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)

Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber

This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... More…

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($13.00) $9.75

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Jussi Björling, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara & Giorgio Tozzi

RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra (Thomas Martin) & The Columbus Boychoir (Herbert Huffman), Sir Thomas Beecham

One of the great classics of recording, expertly restored. Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Björling are an incomparable pair, and Beecham's conducting is, as ever, inimitable. More…

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Jon Vickers (Samson), Joan Carlyle (Dalila), Joan Sutherland (Israelite Woman), James Pease (Harapha), Lauris Elms (Micah), Joseph Rouleau (Manoah)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Raymond Leppard

It seems incredible that a singer of Heldentenor quality like Vickers could sing so stylishly in Handel, with elaborate divisions perfectly executed. Not only that, his portrayal of Samson is... More…

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Recorded live in the Royal Festival Hall 6th February 1961

Carlo Maria Giulini

This is a concert, not a theatre performance, and it is highly enjoyable. The BBC recording, in mono of course, is excellently balanced…Master and man are well matched Corena…is a fully rounded... More…

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2 CDs

($20.25) $14.50

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($13.00) $9.75

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Regina Resnik (Klytämnestra), Birgit Nilsson (Elektra), Leonie Rysanek (Chrysothemis), Wolfgang Windgassen (Aegisth), Eberhard Waechter (Orest), Fredrick Guthrie (Der Pfleger der Orest), Margareta Sjöstedt (Vertraute), Margarita Lilova (Schleppträgerin), Gerhard Unger (Junger Diener), Herbert Lackner...

[Nilsson] is achingly tender in the recognition scene with Orestes, vividly obsequious as she lures Aegisthus to his death and tireless in her final, fatal dance...like Nilsson, [Resnik] really... More…

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2 CDs

($21.75) $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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