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Ultimate Wagner: The Essential Masterpieces [Box Set]
Richard [Classical] Wagner, Georg Solti, James Levine
Ultimate Wagner: The Essential Masterpieces [Box Set]
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #5

With selections and scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Parsifal. Performances by Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Waltraud Meier, Wolfgang Windgassen, Peter Hofmann, ...  more »

     
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With selections and scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Parsifal. Performances by Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Waltraud Meier, Wolfgang Windgassen, Peter Hofmann, Theo Adam, Matti Salminen with Georg Solti, James Levine and others.
 

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Visit Bayreuth for two dollars a disc
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 10/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fantastic bargain, an overlooked 5-CD tour of Bayreuth from the Sixties (Karl Bohm's mid-decade Ring cycle) through the Seventies (Silvio Varviso's 1974 Meistersinger) to the Eighties (James Levine's 1985 Parsifal). The only outsider is Solti's studio Tristan und Isolde from Vienna with the young Birgit Nilsson in gleaming voice.

There's a special theatrical frisson to every excerpt, and even for experienced listeners who might not want to buy the parent sets from which these sizable chunks have been extracted, it's pure pleasure to hear all these performances. The live sonics, engineered originally by Decca dn Philips, are often amazingly fine and never less than good. In sum, a wonderful way to get to a festival that few of us are likely to experience in person."
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M. McGee | Tampa, FL | 12/02/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Lots of singing, but not much in the way of the orchestral passages, which is mostly why I like Wagner."