WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Wagner: Parsifal / Knappertsbusch, Thomas, Dalis, London

Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000786302   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jess ThomasGustav NeidlingerNiels MollerGeorg Paskuda,   ... 
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 10 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Works on This Recording

Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jess Thomas (Tenor), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone), Niels Moller (Tenor),
Georg Paskuda (Baritone), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano),
Irene Dalis (Mezzo Soprano), Martti Talvela (Bass), Gerd Nienstedt (Bass Baritone),
Ursula Boese (Mezzo Soprano), Anja Silja (Soprano), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano),
George London (Baritone), Hans Hotter (Baritone), Sona Cervena (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Live  Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany 
Length: 250 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A classic! July 20, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "This powerful recording comes from the 1962 Bayreuth Festival and is directed by one of the legendary Wagner interpreters of the mid-20th century. An all-star cast gives this complex musical drama a searing sense of aesthetic purpose, even approaching religious ferver in Act 3 as Parsifal returns to Montsalvat to redeem himself. Now over 50 years old, the recording suffers very little in terms of audio quality, and the sheer beauty of the singing, the excellence of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, and above all Hans Knappertsbusch's sure-handed and loving touch at the controls surely make this recording one to own and cherish. Strong recommendations!" Report Abuse
Review This Title