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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…

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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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Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rafaele Arié, Elisabeth Grümmer

Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

This is an immensely and immediately impressive performance… Furtwängler's interpretation of Mozart's equivocal opera is fraught with suspense, menace and… tension. Tempos are often on the... More…

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George London (Dutchman), Josef Greindl (Daland), Leonie Rysanek (Senta), Fritz Uhl (Erik), Res Fischer (Mary), Georg Paskuda (Steuermann)

Bayreuther Festspiele, Wolfgang Sawallisch

A blistering mono performance live from Bayreuth. Wolfgang Sawallisch takes no musical prisoners as Leonie Rysanek tears through Senta, all but incinerating George London’s Dutchman. More…

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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

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Margaret Price (Fiordiligi), Brigitte Fassbaender (Dorabella), Peter Schreier (Ferrando), Wolfgang Brendel (Guglielmo), Reri Grist (Despina), Theo Adam (Don Alfonso)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Staatsoper, Wolfgang Sawallisch

The cast is stellar. Margaret Price's studio Cosi, made seven years earlier, finds her in wonderful form but greatly handicapped by Klemperer's marmoreal tempos. Here, however, she sounds interpretatively... More…

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Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

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