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George London (Wotan), Kirsten Flagstad (Fricka), Claire Watson (Freia), Set Svanholm (Loge), Waldemar Kmentt (Froh), Eberhard Wächter (Donner), Paul Kuen (Mime), Jean Madeira (Erda), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Walter Kreppel (Fasolt), Kurt Böhme (Fafner),...
even Solti's detractors have to admit the awesome status of Gotterdammerung, in which performance and recording unite with seamless strength to evoke the power of cosmic, cathartic tragedy. It... — More…
James King (Parsifal), Gwyneth Jones (Kundry), Thomas Stewart (Amfortas), Franz Crass (Gurnemanz), Donald McIntyre (Klingsor), Karl Ridderbusch (Titurel)
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Pierre Boulez
Boulez refuses to wallow, but there's no lack of depth or profundity. He is aided by some fine singers...A fabulous, luminous recording of Wagner's final opera. — More…
James King (Lohengrin), Heather Harper (Elsa), Donald McIntyre (Telramund), Grace Hoffman (Ortrud), Karl Ridderbusch (King Henry)
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Rudolf Kempe
the imaginative choice of Heather Harper pays off in spades in the Act 3 duet. She and the conductor, with James King's sincere co-operation, make a most subtle kind of chamber music together...Throughout... — More…
James King (Samson), Christa Ludwig (Dalila), Bernd Weikl (Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon), Alexander Malta (Abimélech), Richard Kogel (Le Vieillard Hébreu)
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks Münchner Rundfunk-Orchester, Giuseppe Patanè
Not the most idiomatic of recordings but there's some classy singing here, though one would have liked Ludwig to take a few more risks. Patanè presides over everything with passion. — More…
Christa Ludwig (Carmen), James King (Don José), Eberhard Waechter (Escamillo), Jeanette Pilou (Macaëla), Lucia Popp (Frasquita), Margarita Lilova (Mercédès), Oskar Czerwenka (Zuniga), Reid Bunger (Moralès), Murray Dickie (Remendado) & Erich Kunz (Dancaïre)
In this 1966 live recording conductor Lorin Maazel adopts some rather extreme tempi, for instance rather stately in the introduction to the Toreador's song, but elsewhere seeming a bit rushed.... — More…
Tom Krause (Don Fernando), Theo Adam (Pizarro), James King (Florestan), Eva Marton (Leonore), Aage Haugland (Rocco), Lilian Watson (Marzelline), Thomas Moser (Jaquino), Horst Hiestermann (Erster Gefangener) & Kurt Rydl (Zweiter Gefangener)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
The musical performance is – of course – strictly organised, well played and unfailingly together on a nuts and bolts level…[James King] is a dependably moving Florestan, more nobly broken than... — More…
Nadja Michael (Salome), Falk Struckmann (Jochanaan), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Iris Vermillion (Herodias) & Matthias Klink (Narraboth), Eva Marton (Elektra), Brigitte Fassbaender (Klytämnestra), Cheryl Studer (Chrysothemis), Franz Grundheber (Orest), James King (Aegisth), Goran Simic (Attendant...
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Hartmut Welker (baritone), Kurt Moll (bass), James King (tenor), Gwyneth Jones (soprano), Hans Helm (baritone), Horst R. Laubenthal (tenor), Andreas Juffinger (organ), Kaja Borris (mezzo-soprano)
RIAS Chamber Chorus, St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christof Perick
A sumptuous late-Romantic score with exotic gypsy music for Esmeralda. Jones and King sound too mature for young lovers, but the performance is compelling. — More…
Gundula Janowitz (Agathe), Renate Holm (Aennchen), James King (Max), Eberhard Waechter (Ottokar), Manfred Jungwirth (Kuno), Karl Ridderbusch (Kaspar), Gustav Elger (Samiel), Franz Crass (Eremit) & Heinz Zednik (Kilian)
Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm
Karl Böhm's Freischütz (1972) that has the natural ease of born kinship. His playing of the overture sets the tone with sounds that breathe the sunlit forests; the Wolf's Glen scene tilts these... — More…