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Wagner: Parsifal / Boulez, King, Jones, Crass, Ridderbusch


Release Date: 05/04/1992 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 435718   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Karl RidderbuschMarga HöffgenSieglinde WagnerThomas Stewart,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded at the Bayreuth Festival in 1970, this remains one of the finest modern performances of Wagner's Parsifal available today. Though a little shy on warmth, conductor Pierre Boulez's judicious tempo choices combined with his uncanny understanding of the subtleties of Wagner's sonic fabric and their effect on the Opera's overall design are remarkably captivating. The four principal vocalists are in top form as well and Deutsche Grammophon's engineers have done an excellent job with the sound. A must for Parsifal collectors! Recorded at the Bayreuth Festival in 1970, this remains one of the finest modern performances of Wagner's Parsifal available today. Though a little shy on warmth, conductor Pierre Boulez's judicious tempo choices combined with his uncanny understanding of the subtleties of Wagner's sonic fabric and their effect on the Opera's overall design are remarkably captivating. The four principal vocalists are in top form as well and Deutsche Grammophon's engineers have done an excellent job with the sound. A must for Parsifal collectors! Read less

Works on This Recording

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Karl Ridderbusch (Bass), Marga Höffgen (Alto), Sieglinde Wagner (Mezzo Soprano),
Thomas Stewart (Baritone), Franz Crass (Bass), James King (Tenor),
Donald McIntyre (Baritone), Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano), Hermin Esser (Tenor),
Bengt Rundgren (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzenberg (Soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (Alto),
Dieter Selmbeck (Tenor), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Hannelore Bode (Soprano),
Margarita Kyriaki (Soprano), Inger Paustian (Soprano), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano),
Wendy Fine (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany 
Length: 218 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 

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