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Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1989)

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Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1989)

Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 457 Mb | Total time: 46:58+57:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | CMS 7 63277 2 | Recorded: 1961, 1967

Otto Klemperer's Mahler is invariably dry-eyed, yet urgent, a valuable corrective to the number of latter-day interpreters who would either self-indulgently wallow in the music's sentiment or, even worse, treat it as pure sonic architecture, as though it were pre-Schoenberg. If this 1967 reading of the Ninth sounds slightly detached by modern standards, if its expressive points seem slightly understated, it is nevertheless deeply engaged and masterfully controlled. Klemperer was beginning to slow down by this point in his career, and the tempos are just a hair on the slow side, especially in the two middle movements. But the old firmness of conception and rocklike steadiness are still there, even in the stormy weather of the Rondo-Burleske.

Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2006/1984)

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Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2006/1984)

Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb+7.27 Gb (2xDVD9) | 267 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner's only comedy dispenses with the common cliches to reveal the humanity of each character. Here, Beckmesser is no longer a foolish caricature but a cultivated intellectual; Stolzing emerges as a thoughtful individual rather than aggressive aristocret; and Hans Sachs sheds his solemn patriarchal veneer to become a likeable middle-aged man. “Hermann Prey´s interpretation of Beckmesser as a cultivated intellectual is a triumph of dramatic and vocal artistry: a stunning performance . . . Brilliant . . . Bernd Weikl as Sachs – an almost unique combination of musical refinement and expressive power.” (Abendzeitung, Munich)

Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Wagner: Two Symphonies; Overture to 'Rienzi' (2012)

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Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Wagner: Two Symphonies; Overture to 'Rienzi' (2012)

Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Wagner: Two Symphonies; Huldigungsmarsch; Overture to 'Rienzi'; Kaisermarsch (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 79:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHSA 5097 | Recorded: 2010, 2011

Early on in his career, Wagner composed two symphonies, both of which are included on this disc. The Symphony in C, which he wrote when he was just nineteen years old, is heavily influenced by Beethoven in its character, mood, and instrumentation. Written two years later, in 1834, the Symphony in E was left unfinished, Wagner completing only the first movement and thirty bars of the second. The completed version recorded here was prepared by the conductor Felix Mottl more than fifty years later at the request of Wagners widow, Cosima. The two marches on this disc are the composers most obvious contributions to the genre of pomp and circumstance.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [BDRip]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [BDRip]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 215 min | 11,6 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

An operatic dream came true in May 2016, when two singers made their role debuts as Lohengrin and Elsa at the Dresden State Opera.
Previously at home in French and Italian lyric tenor roles, Piotr Beczala was expanding his repertory in a direction that many opera fans had long wanted him to explore, while Anna Netrebko – previously hailed as the “queen of bel canto” – was undertaking her first Wagnerian role. It was also her first foray into the lyric-dramatic repertory.

Woldemar Nelsson, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Hofmann, Karan Armstrong - Wagner: Lohengrin (2006/1982)

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Woldemar Nelsson, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Hofmann, Karan Armstrong - Wagner: Lohengrin (2006/1982)

Woldemar Nelsson, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Hofmann, Karan Armstrong - Wagner: Lohengrin (2006/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.45 Gb+4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 200 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

Superb Bayreuth performance in starkly effective staging, despite a mediocre video transfer. Hofmann is an ideal hero, Armstrong a touching if overparted Elsa, and Roar and Connell sturdy villains. (BBB Music Magazine)

Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)

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Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)

Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb+7.57 Gb (2xDVD9) | 233 min
Classical |Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Wolfgang Wagner’s arrestingly beautiful production, filmed live at Bayreuth in 1981 and directed by Brian Large, features a stellar cast led by Eva Randova, Bernd Weikl and Siegfried Jerusalem. “A production and performance that showed the festival at its finest… Wolfgang Wagner’s Bayreuth production of his grandfather’s “farewell to the world” has “an unusual beauty and logic of its own… There is an air of magic and mystery about the staging… The performance was excellent… Horst Stein [conducted] a beautifully proportioned Parsifal.” (The New York Times)

Fabio Luisi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabio Luisi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Fabio Luisi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31416 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 146 min | 41,9 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3820 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 7,90 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

At Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, maestro Fabio Luisi gives “a superb performance” (Operawire) of Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), the forerunner of grand Wagnerian dramas. His Italian Richard Wagner debut is infused with energy and drive, under his direction the orchestra and chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, together with Coro Ars Lyrica, sparkle “in what was a five star performance” (Operawire). Thomas Gazheli stars as the Dutchman, who has been condemned to endlessly wander the seas until the day of Judgement. Marjorie Owens shines as his saviour Senta.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Die Walkure (2017) [BDRip]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Die Walkure (2017) [BDRip]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Die Walküre (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 234 min | 12,7 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Salzburg Easter Festival presents a 'Re-creation' of Die Walküre: of Herbert von Karajans musico-theatrical vision of the 19th century masterwork, with which the legendary Maestro opened the very first Easter Festival in 1967. The top-ranking ensemble of singers performs in the faithfully reconstructed scenery of the original production with impressive video backdrops inspired by the original glass paintings. Christian Thielemann, who has been assistant of Karajan in his beginnings, counts among the worlds foremost Wagner conductors, ' there is an absolute polish to this performance that is exceptional' writes the financial Times about the conductor and orchestra. The critics are full of praise for this 'musically ravishing Walküre' (Frankfurter Allgmeine) and its excellent ensemble of soloists'.

James Levine, The Metropoliten Opera Orchestra - Wagner: Parsifal (2002/1992)

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James Levine, The Metropoliten Opera Orchestra - Wagner: Parsifal (2002/1992)

James Levine, The Metropoliten Opera Orchestra - Wagner: Parsifal (2002/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 6.39 + 7.82 Gb (2xDVD9) | 264 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Wagner's stage festival in the recording of a production from the Metropolitain Opera New York. The title role is brilliantly starred by Siegfried Jerusalem, and as Kundry you can experience Waltraud Meier, who is outstanding in her performance and singing. Bernd Weikl, Kurt Moll and Franz Mazura stand by the two main roles and make this DVD - one of the few recordings of the opera on this medium - a must for every opera lover.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Die Walkure (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Die Walkure (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Die Walküre (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-H HEVC Video / 27087 kbps / 2160p / 50 fps | 235 min | 57,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3511 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Salzburg Easter Festival presents a 'Re-creation' of Die Walküre: of Herbert von Karajans musico-theatrical vision of the 19th century masterwork, with which the legendary Maestro opened the very first Easter Festival in 1967. The top-ranking ensemble of singers performs in the faithfully reconstructed scenery of the original production with impressive video backdrops inspired by the original glass paintings. Christian Thielemann, who has been assistant of Karajan in his beginnings, counts among the worlds foremost Wagner conductors, ' there is an absolute polish to this performance that is exceptional' writes the financial Times about the conductor and orchestra. The critics are full of praise for this 'musically ravishing Walküre' (Frankfurter Allgmeine) and its excellent ensemble of soloists'.

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo - Wagner: Lohengrin (1987)

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Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo - Wagner: Lohengrin (1987)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jessye Norman, Plácido Domingo - Wagner: Lohengrin (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 983 Mb | Total time: 63:49+41:30+46:06+71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 421 053-2 | Recorded: 1985, 1986

Sir George Solti's renditions of Wagner's operas often defined the standard interpretation practice in the post-World War II musical world, and he is at his best in this late 1980s digitally mastered recording partnered with his long-time collaborators, the Vienna Philharmonic–perhaps the most emotionally satisfying orchestra in the world for these challenging scores. Domingo, in the title role, shows himself as a true Heldentenor (i.e. a baritone with high notes), and his earlier weakness in German diction is not apparent. Norman's Elsa is musically perfect though at times a bit chilly and distant. The mature compassion of the role of Henry the Fowler is admirably captured by Sotin.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko -  Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Piotr Beczała, Anna Netrebko - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-H HEVC Video / 42986 kbps / 2160p / 59.940 fps | 215 min | 86,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6074 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

DG presents the 2016 live recording of Lohengrin at the Dresden State Opera, conducted by Christian Thielemann and starring Piotr Beczala in the title role and Anna Netrebko as Elsa. Beczala’s Lohengrin was deemed “nothing short of spine tingling” by Opera News and ON hailed Netrebko’s performance in her first Wagnerian role as “utterly at home in Wagner’s Romantic universe.”

Vaclav Kaslik, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (2008/1975)

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Vaclav Kaslik, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (2008/1975)

Václav Kašlík, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (2008/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.31 Gb (DVD9) | 117 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This vivid film of Wagner's romantic opera succeeds in conveying what famously been called "the wind that blows out at you whenever you open the score", including Daland's boat anchoring against the Sandwike cliffs, the red-sailed phantom ship, and the ghost crew rising from the dead. "Scenes that recall classic horror films… Brilliantly successful" (Nürnberger Nachrichten). "Captures the work's essence" (Süddeutsche Zeitung). With a superb cast; conducted by Wagner authority Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set
Beethoven - Shostakovich - Wagner - Mozart - Tchaikovsky - Mussorgsky - Glinka - Glazunov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.5 Gb | Scans included | Time: 09:57:02
Genre: Classical, Orchestral | Label: Erato | # 2564-69890-5

This compilation covers 20 years of live recordings made by conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky and the then-named Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra for Erato. Mravinsky led that orchestra for nearly 50 years, from 1938 until his death. His last recording was that of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12, made in 1984, found on Disc 3 here. His interpretations of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky were highly regarded, so it's not surprising that several of their symphonies are here. There are also symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven in this set; tone poems by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky; and orchestral excerpts from operas by Wagner, Glinka, and Glazunov. The final disc contains a rare recording of a rehearsal led by Mravinsky, something few outsiders were ever allowed to witness. Even though he was an elder statesman of Russian music at the time of these recordings, there is still precision and energy in his interpretations.

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Wagner: Götterdämmerung (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 10985 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 41,9 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5457 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 280 min | 15,1 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

La Fura del Baus, famous for their opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona and opera stagings in Salzburg, Ruhrtriennale, etc., use in their groundbreaking Ring 3D computer projections that evoke computer games, organic structures built of athletic performers that recall the "Cirque du soleil". “Ryan is a formidable stage-presence in both these music dramas…[He] can fine down the sound to spin a properly lyrical thread, and in his dying salutation to Brünnhilde rounds off a performance remarkable not just for its tireless stamina but for its musical and dramatic sensitivity.” (Gramophone).