Arturo Toscanini - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.33 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 751 MB | 05:27:03
Classical, Opera | Label: Immortal Performances | Release Year: 2016
This five-CD set from andante presents the highly sought-after version of Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" recorded live at the 1937 Salzburg Festival, with Arturo Toscanini conducting and a cast including Hans Hermann Nissen as Hans Sachs and Maria Reining as Eva. With the Nazi annexation of Austria to follow the next year, Toscanini - a dedicated anti-fascist - would never return to Salzburg. This recording captures both the Maestro and the Salzburg Festival at a fraught moment in history, and the electricity in the air and in the music-making was captured by Austrian Radio's experimental Selenophone audio film system.