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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Kempe, Frantz, Schock

Release Date: 12/10/2007 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 64154   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Elisabeth GrümmerFerdinand FrantzRudolf SchockGottlob Frick,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper ChorusSt. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 4 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Notes in English with an indexed synopsis are included. There is no libretto.

"This famous set, its reissue long awaited finally makes its re-entry into the catalogue...Kempe's interpretation remains his version's main glory, a wonderfully consistent, life-enhancing view of the piece, unexaggerated in tempo, all of a piece structurally — just as it used to be at Covent Garden. No other conductor on disc, not even Karajan, surpasses Kempe in the long view, in generosity of phrasing, subtlety or rubato, or in a sharp eye for instrumental detail. In particular, the whole of Act 3, from Eva's entrance, after all the heart of the work, sweeps forward with an inevitability of pulse and a depth of feeling that warm the
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-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone [2/1993]
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Works on This Recording

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Elisabeth Grümmer (Soprano), Ferdinand Frantz (Bass Baritone), Rudolf Schock (Tenor),
Gottlob Frick (Bass), Benno Kusche (Bass), Gerhard Unger (Tenor),
Marga Höffgen (Mezzo Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone),
Horst Wilhelm (Tenor), Manfred Schmidt (Tenor), Walter Stoll (Bass),
Leopold Clam (Tenor), Herbert Kraus (Tenor), Robert Koffmane (Baritone),
Anton Metternich (Bass), Hanns Pick (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  Berlin 
Language: German 

Featured Sound Samples

Act III: "Ein Kind war hier geboren"
Act III: "Morgendlich leuchtend im rosigem Schein"

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