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Wagner: Parsifal / Meier, Barenboim, Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 05/20/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 555535   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  John TomlinsonMatthias HölleWaltraud MeierJosé van Dam,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
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“Barenboim is always most impressively heard in works of the grandest, most soul-searching kind – and he meets splendidly this most formidable challenge of all,” wrote Gramophone when this Parsifal, recorded in the famous Jesus-Christus Kirche with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, was released in 1991. Siegfried Jerusalem is golden-toned in the title role, Waltraud Meier proves why she was the defining Kundry of her era and, as Amfortas, José van Dam suffers with the utmost nobility. “Barenboim is always most impressively heard in works of the grandest, most soul-searching kind – and he meets splendidly this most formidable challenge of all,” wrote Gramophone when this Parsifal, recorded in the famous Jesus-Christus Kirche with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, was released in 1991. Siegfried Jerusalem is golden-toned in the title role, Waltraud Meier proves why she was the defining Kundry of her era and, as Amfortas, José van Dam suffers with the utmost nobility. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Bass), Matthias Hölle (Bass), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano),
José van Dam (Voice), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Günter von Kannen (Bass)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 

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