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Until 20th April 2020, we're offering up to 20% off all recordings on Orfeo including downloads (please note that the download prices displayed are already discounted).

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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) $16.00

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Astrid Varnay (Salome), Julius Patzak (Herod), Margarete Klose (Herodias), Hans Braun (Jokanaan), Hans Hopf (Narraboth), Hertha Töpper (Page)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Hermann Weigert

2 CDs

($21.50) $16.00

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Astrid Varnay, Jean Madeira, Hilde Zadek, Randolph Symonette, Marijke van der Lugt, Martha Modl, Enriqueta Tarres

Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Arnold Quennet

CD

($12.75) $9.50

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Das Rheingold

Hans Hotter (Wotan), Erich Witte (Loge), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Ira Malaniuk (Fricka), Ludwig Weber (Fasolt), Josef Greindl (Fafner), Bruni Falcon (Freia), Hermann Uhde (Donner), Gerhard Stolze (Froh), Paul Kuën (Mime), Maria von Ilosvay (Erda), Erika Zimmermann...

[Krauss] favours a more transparent sound than Furtwängler and faster-moving tempi which give his Ring integrity, propulsion and unusual clarity...Hotter's towering dramatic portait of Wotan...[is]... More…

13 CDs

($82.75) $58.00

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Leonie Rysanek (Santuzza), Plácido Domingo (Turiddu, Canio), Astrid Varnay (Mamma Lucia), Teresa Stratas (Nedda), Wolfgang Brendel (Silvio) & Benito di Bella (Alfio, Tonio)

Bavarian State Opera, Nello Santi

Domingo is magnificent as both Turiddu and [Canio]. Rysanek is a brooding, dark-toned Santuzza, but Stratas's Nedda too much the waif and stray. More…

2 CDs

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Hans Hopf (Lohengrin), Ingrid Bjoner (Elsa von Brabant), Hans Günter Nöcker (Friedrich von Telramund), Astrid Varnay (Ortrud), Josef Metternich (Der Heerrufer des Königs), Gislinde Skroblin (Herzog Gottfried, Elsas Bruder)

Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Hans...

the basic sound of this preservation is poor - an unresonant and tubby brass timbre and relatively overloud timpani...There are rewards: the rare chance of hearing the Norwegian Ingrid Bjoner... More…

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Ursula Schröder-Feinen (soprano), Gerd Brenneis (Siegmund), Hildegard Behrens (Empress), Linda Karén (Nurse), Matti Kastu (Emperor) & Gerd Feldhoff (Barak), Siegmund Nimsgern (Orest), Astrid Varnay (Klytamnestra), Astrid Varnay (Herodias), Wilhelm Ernest (Herodes), Peter Wimberger (Pizarro), Peter...

CD

($12.75) $9.50

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Jerome Hines (Wotan), Birgit Nilsson (Brünnhilde), Hans Hopf (Siegfried), Regine Crespin (Sieglinde/Third Norn), Fritz Uhl (Siegmund), Otakar Kraus (Alberich), James Milligan (Der Wanderer), Regina Resnik (Fricka), Gottlob Frick (Hagen/Hunding), Gerhard Stolze (Loge), Thomas Stewart (Donner/Gunther),...

The Wanderer of Siegfried is the most interesting and melancholy of all the performances in this Ring. James Milligan was a 33 year old Canadian sounding too young for the Wanderer, but what... More…

13 CDs

($94.50) $70.75

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Das Rheingold

Hans Hotter (Wotan), Ludwig Suthaus (Loge), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Georgine von Milinkovic (Fricka), Josef Greindl (Fasolt), Arnold van Mill (Fafner), Gré Brouwenstijn (Freia), Alfons Herwig (Donner), Josef Traxel (Froh), Paul Kuën (Mime), Jean Madeira...

During the pioneering post-war era at Bayreuth the conducting of the Ring was shared among the Ks – Karajan, Krauss, Knappertsbusch, Keilberth and Kempe. These conductors collectively had a knowledge... More…

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