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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…
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…
Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth), Christa Ludwig (Lady Macbeth), Karl Ridderbusch (Banquo), Carlo Cossutta (Macduff), Gildis Flossman (Dama) & Ewald Aichberger (Malcolm)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm
Lady Macbeth has rarely seemed more of a Lady than in Ludwig’s hands on this live 1970 recording from Vienna – her arch-manipulator is regal, elegant and icily pragmatic right up until the final... — More…
Helga Dernesch (Brünnhilde), Catherine Gayer (Waldvogel), Oralia Dominguez (Erda), Jess Thomas (Siegfried), Gerhard Stolze (Mime), Thomas Stewart (Der Wanderer), Zoltan Kelemen (Alberich), Karl Ridderbusch (Fafner)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Karajan provides the seamless playing which characterizes his cycle. — More…
Helga Dernesch (Brünnhilde), Helge Brilioth (Siegfried), Karl Ridderbusch (Hagen), Gundula Janowitz (Gutrune), Christa Ludwig (Waltraute/Zweite Norn), Catarina Ligendza (Dritte Norn), Thomas Stewart (Gunther), Lili Chookasian (Erste Norn), Zoltán Kéléman (Alberich), Liselotte Rebmann (Woglinde), Edda...
This is in no way intended as damning with faint praise when I say that the main draw of this set conducted by Herbert von Karajan is the majesty and opulence of the performance by the Berliner... — More…
Helga Dernesch (Leonore), Jon Vickers (Florestan), Zoltán Kéléman (Pizarro), Karl Ridderbusch (Rocco), Helen Donath (Marzelline), Horst R Laubenthal (Jaquino), José van Dam (Fernando), Werner Hollweg (Erster Gefangene), Siegfried Rudolf Frese (Zweiter Gefangene)
Chorus of the Deutsche Oper...
Theo Adam (Hans Sachs), Sir Geraint Evans (Beckmesser), Rene Kollo (Walther), Helen Donath (Eva), Peter Schreier (David), Karl Ridderbusch (Pogner), Ruth Hesse (Magdalene), Kurt Moll (Nightwatchman), Zoltán Kelemen (Kothner)
Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert von Karajan
For some, the finest Meistersinger recorded; for others, too self-consciously 'chamber' in style. There's enough punch in the big moments, though. — More…
Theo Adam (Sachs), Gwyneth Jones (Eva), Janis Martin (Magdalene), Waldemar Kmentt (Walther), Hermin Esser (David), Thomas Hemsley (Beckmesser) & Karl Ridderbusch (Pogner)
Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, Karl Böhm
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…