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Wagner - The Opera Collection: Parsifal / Solti


Release Date: 02/11/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470805   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauHans HotterGottlob FrickRené Kollo,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus KonzertvereinigungVienna Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone), Gottlob Frick (Bass),
René Kollo (Tenor), Zoltan Kélémén (Bass), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A great Parsifal January 17, 2012 By Peter Rossetti (Lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "I'm with Christian, above. A great version. Recording is A-1 too." Report Abuse
 Tough Choice! November 30, 2011 By Christian Withers (San Antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "If I had to choose only one favorite recording of Parsifal, it would be Karajan on DG. But it's a narrow margin above the Solti, and there are many things I prefer about Solti (his pacing, the audibility of minute details, the greater power of the brass section). By virtue of sheer overall beauty, sublimely spiritual atmosphere and hair raising choral climaxes, Karajan wins, but barely! Solti may have better overall singing, and the sound is a bit warmer (Karajan's early digital can be slightly bright at times). I've heard many recordings of this music drama (it is perhaps my favorite opera), and while some occasionally receive higher critical praise, I'd rather listen to these two repeatedly. The only one that approaches them (in my opinion) is Sinopoli on DVD." Report Abuse
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