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  • Kirsten Flagstad, soprano / Lauritz Melchior, tenor

    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus, Covent Garden, Fritz Reiner

    This is an improved remastering by Ward Marston of a VAI set which received a warm welcome for preserving the rewarding partnership of Flagstad and Melchior, some would say unsurpassed in their... More…

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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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  • Four-act version in Italian

    Mario Filippeschi (Don Carlo), Boris Christoff (Filippo II), Tito Gobbi (Rodrigo), Antonietta Stella (Elisabetta di Valois), Elena Nicolai (Eboli), Giulio Neri (Il Grande Inquisitore), Loretta Di Lelio (Tebaldo)

    Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera House, Rome, Gabriele Santini

    chiefly memorable for the incomparable contributions of Tito Gobbi and Boris Christoff...which have never been matched since...Gobbi's singing in the Death Scene is arguably the finest recorded... More…

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  • Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Richard Mayr (Baron Ochs), Maria Olszewska (Octavian), Elisabeth Schumann (Sophie), Viktor Madin (Faninal), Hermann Gallos (Valzacchi), Bella Paalen (Annina), Aenne Michalsky (Marianne Leitmetzerin), Karl Ettl (Polizeikommissar)

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert...

    The performance remains peerless, with all four principal soloists at their peak More…

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  • Jussi Björling, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara & Giorgio Tozzi

    RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra (Thomas Martin) & The Columbus Boychoir (Herbert Huffman), Sir Thomas Beecham

    One of the great classics of recording, expertly restored. Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Björling are an incomparable pair, and Beecham's conducting is, as ever, inimitable. More…

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  • Jussi Bjorling (Manrico), Zinka Milanov (Leonora), Leonard Warren (Il Conte di Luna), Fedora Barbieri (Azucena), Nicola Moscona (Ferrando), Margaret Roggero (Ines), Paul Franke (Ruiz), George Cehanovsky (Un vecchio zingaro), Nathaniel Sprinzena (Un messo)

    RCA Victor Orchestra, Robert Shaw Chorale,...

    among the very finest recorded versions. The transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn bring out the full beauty and character of all four principals very vividly...Bjorling is, as ever, superb in his heroic... More…

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  • 2 CDs

    $14.50

    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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  • Sigismund Pilinszky (Tannhäuser), Maria Müller (Elisabeth), Herbert Janssen (Wolfram), Ruth Jost-Arden (Venus), Ivar Andresen (Hermann)

    Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Karl Elmendorff

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