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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

($22.00) $8.75

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Usually despatched within 1 working day

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

($20.75) $16.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

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

($42.00) $32.75

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No digital booklet included

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

($36.75) $25.75

Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days

No digital booklet included

Günther Treptow, Ferdinand Frantz, Helena Braun, Paul Schöffler, Albrecht Peter, Margarete Klose, Paul Kuen, Fritz Richard Bender

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Hans Knappertsbusch

3 CDs

($31.25) $24.75

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

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…

2 CDs

($12.25) $10.00

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Josef Greindl (Sachs), Elisabeth Grümmer (Eva), Wolfgang Windgassen (Walther), Karl Schmitt-Walter (Beckmesser), Gerhard Stolze (David), Theo Adam (Pogner), Elisabeth Schärtel (Magdalena), Ludwig Weber (Kothner), Donald Bell (Ein Nachtwächter)

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Chor der Bayreuther...

4 CDs

($38.25) $30.25

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Hans Hotter (Wotan), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Ludwig Suthaus (Loge), Georgine von Milinkovic (Fricka), Josef Greindl (Fasolt), Arnold Van Mill (Fafner), Gré Brouwenstijn (Freia), Jean Madeira (Erda), Alfons Herwig (Donner), Josef Traxel (Froh), Paul Kuen (Mime), Lore Wißmann (Woglinde), Paula...

2 CDs

($11.50) $9.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

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…

3 CDs

($31.25) $24.75

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.

No digital booklet included

Jess Thomas (Parsifal), Irene Dalis (Kundry), George London (Amfortas), Ludwig Weber (Titurel), Hans Hotter (Gurnemanz), Gustav Neidlinger (Klingsor), Gundula Janowitz, Anja Silja (Flowermaidens)

Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festpiele, Hans Knappertsbusch

4 CDs

($20.50) $15.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet