Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1953)

You want a good, cheap live Ring Cycle with great singing and conducting? Here it is. Clemens Krauss was a complete man of the theater, and every bar of his 1953 Bayreuth Ring crackles with life and dramatic purposefulness. What’s more, his stalwart... Read More | Share it now!

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen, WWV 86a-d (1966- 1967)

These 1966/7 Bayreuth performances showcase veteran Bayreuth stalwarts giving their all in face of dwindling vocal resources (Greindl, Neidlinger, Mödl & Windgassen) alongside Birgit Nilsson and James King in more vibrant, communicative fettle than in... Read More | Share it now!

Der Ring des Nibelungen

DG’s 20-bit transfer reveals more tape hiss than before, while the orchestral image is better focused, with more definition at the bottom end. Some have likened Herbert von Karajan’s “chamber-music approach” to Wagner’s Ri... Read More | Share it now!

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