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Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off

Until 24th August 2020, we're offering up to 60% off over 4,500 opera CDs, SACDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

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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

($44.25) $35.50

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Wolfgang Windgassen (Parsifal), Martha Mödl (Kundry), Ludwig Weber (Gurnemanz), George London (Amfortas), Arnold van Mill (Titurel), Hermann Uhde (Klingsor)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Hans Knappertsbusch

Windgassen sing[s] with warmth as well as power and mak[es] other Heldentenors seem rough by comparison...the orchestral texture is full and pleasing, the sense of atmosphere is palpable, voices... More…

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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

($22.00) $17.50

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.

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Live recording from the Theater an der Wien, Wiener Festwochen, 1962 & 1963

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), Claire Watson (Sieglinde), Fritz Uhl (Siegmund) & Josef Greindl (Hunding), Birgit Nilsson (Isolde)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

These historic performances remain more golden than their ageing picture frames More…

DVD Video

($23.25) $18.50

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Sena Jurinac (Leonore), Jan Peerce (Florestan), Gustav Neidlinger (Pizarro), Dezsö Ernster (Rocco), Maria Stader (Marzelline), Murray Dickie (Jaquino), Frederick Guthrie (Fernando)

Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Hans Knappertsbusch

this strikes me as one of the noblest recordings ever made. Knappertsbusch is deeply searching; the singers are very fine. More…

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($13.00) $10.50

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Paul Schöffler (Hans Sachs), Otto Edelmann (Veit Pogner), Hugo Meyer-Welfing (Kunz Vogelgesang), Wilhelm Felden (Konrad Nachtigall), Karl Dönch (Sixtus Beckmesser), Alfred Poell (Fritz Kothner), Erich Majkut (Balthasar Zorn), William Wernigk (Ulrich Eisslinger), Hermann Gallos (Augustin Moser), Harald...

Whichever version you own or plan to acquire, this old Knappertsbusch may be the most authentic for both conducting and singing – as long as you can accept the ageing sound and disregard the... More…

4 CDs

($19.75) $15.75

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George London (Amfortas), Martti Talvela (Titurel), Hans Hotter (Gurnemanz), Jess Thomas (Parsifal), Gustav Neidlinger (Klingsor), Irene Dalis (Kundry)

Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Hans Knappertsbusch

The pre-eminent conductor of Wagner's final opera is highly persuasive, and though the soloists do not quite match his 1951 ensemble there are exceptional contributions, notably from Hotter. More…

4 CDs

($38.75) $27.25

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Paul Schoeffler, Hilde Gueden, Gunther Treptow, Karl Dönch, Otto Edelmann, Anton Dermota & Else Schürhoff

Vienna State Opera Chorus & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Knappertsbusch

The cast centres around the nobel Hans Sachs of Paul Schoeffler in one of his very finest recordings, opposite the totally enchanting Eva of Hilde Gueden...Knappertsbusch's direction is spacious... More…

4 CDs

($20.25) $16.25

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Annelies Kupper, Karl Schmitt-Walter (Frau & Herr Fluth), Max Proebstl (Falstaff), Lilian Benningsen, Kieth Engen (Frau & Herr Reich), Liselotte Fölser (Anna Reich), Richard Holm (Fenton), Paul Kuën (Junker Spärlich) & Rudolf Wünzer (Dr. Cajus)

Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera...

2 CDs

($22.00) $17.50

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Hans Hotter (Wotan), Toni Blankenheim (Donner), Georgine von Milinkovic (Fricka), Ludwig Suthaus (Loge), Josef Traxel (Froh), Elisabeth Grümmer (Freia), Maria von Ilosvay (Erda), Paul Kuën (Mime), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Arnold van Mill (Fasolt), Josef Greindl (Fafner), Dorothea Siebert (Woglinde),...

2 CDs

($12.75) $10.25

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