Wagner Bayreuth

Wagner - Parsifal (Hans Knappertsbusch, 1960): Box Set 4CDs (2000)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 26, 2016
Wagner - Parsifal (Hans Knappertsbusch, 1960): Box Set 4CDs (2000)

Wagner - Parsifal (Hans Knappertsbusch, 1960): Box Set 4CDs (2000)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 580 Mb | Scans 31 Mb
Label: Gala (Cargo Records) | Release Year: 2000

Parsifal (WWV 111) is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival (Percival) and his quest for the Holy Grail (12th century). Wagner first conceived the work in April 1857 but did not finish it until twenty-five years later. It was Wagner's last completed opera and in composing it he took advantage of the particular acoustics of his Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Parsifal was first produced at the second Bayreuth Festival in 1882. The Bayreuth Festival maintained a monopoly on Parsifal productions until 1903, when the opera was performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at July 2, 2016
Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth

Oliver Hilmes, Stewart Spencer, "Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth"
English | ISBN: 0300152159, 0300170904 | 2010 | 385 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Cluytens, Neidlinger, Greindl, Fritz Uhl, Geisler - Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2008)

Cluytens, Neidlinger, Greindl, Fritz Uhl, Geisler - Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:31:25 | 653 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Walhall Eternity Series | Catalog: WLCD 0214

This recording of a live performance of MEISTERSINGER from Bayreuth 1957 definitely merits five stars. For those of you who don't already know this, Gustav Neidlinger (PeaceBeUponHim) was the undisputed master of Wagner's "howling-and-spitting" villain roles, Alberich and Klingsor, from the early 1950s until the mid 1970s. He sang with unmatched sulfur, cannon-ball density, huge volume, dark tone, and powerful dramatic interpretation. He sang more spontaneously and from-the-gut than most singers. He was the first of his generation to sing these roles with musical line and connected legato, rather than as a series of isolated shouts, grunts, and bellowings. He was typecast for these villainous roles as soon as he set foot on the stage, and almost never performed as a good-guy.

BBC - Stephen Fry On Wagner (2010) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Aug. 31, 2016
BBC - Stephen Fry On Wagner (2010) [Repost]

BBC - Stephen Fry On Wagner (2010)
PDTV | 832 x 468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1497 Kbps | 59mins | 701 MB
Audio: English AC-3 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Stephen Fry explores his passion for controversial composer Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with Hitler's Nazi regime? His journey takes him to Germany, Switzerland and Russia as he pieces together the story of the composer's career. Along the way he plays Wagner's piano, meets the composer's descendants and eavesdrops on rehearsals for the Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner's music held in a theatre designed by the composer himself.

Wagner - Gotterdammerung (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1991)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 23, 2016
Wagner - Gotterdammerung (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1991)

Wagner - Götterdämmerung (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1991)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.33 Gb+7.84 Gb (2xDVD9) | 270 min
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This legendary Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner’s 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', directed by Harry Kupfer, with designs by Hans Schavernoch, and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, is considered perhaps the finest video recording of these four operas ever made. For their innovative modernist staging, Kupfer and his team turned away from the work’s time of origin and located The Ring at a “road of history”, a meeting-place of past, present and future, which sets the scene for the story’s struggles of power and love. Barenboim’s authoritative yet highly responsive reading of the immense score and the extraordinary performances of the cast help to make this a truly memorable Ring.

Wagner - Siegfried (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1992)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 22, 2016
Wagner - Siegfried (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1992)

Wagner - Siegfried (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.74 Gb+4.22 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 243 min
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This legendary Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner’s 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', directed by Harry Kupfer, with designs by Hans Schavernoch, and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, is considered perhaps the finest video recording of these four operas ever made. For their innovative modernist staging, Kupfer and his team turned away from the work’s time of origin and located The Ring at a “road of history”, a meeting-place of past, present and future, which sets the scene for the story’s struggles of power and love. Barenboim’s authoritative yet highly responsive reading of the immense score and the extraordinary performances of the cast help to make this a truly memorable Ring.

Wagner - Die Walkure (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1992)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 21, 2016
Wagner - Die Walkure (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1992)

Wagner - Die Walküre (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.76 Gb+4.21 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 237 min
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This legendary Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner’s 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', directed by Harry Kupfer, with designs by Hans Schavernoch, and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, is considered perhaps the finest video recording of these four operas ever made. For their innovative modernist staging, Kupfer and his team turned away from the work’s time of origin and located The Ring at a “road of history”, a meeting-place of past, present and future, which sets the scene for the story’s struggles of power and love. Barenboim’s authoritative yet highly responsive reading of the immense score and the extraordinary performances of the cast help to make this a truly memorable Ring.

Wagner - Das Rheingold (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1991)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 20, 2016
Wagner - Das Rheingold (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1991)

Wagner - Das Rheingold (Daniel Barenboim) (2009/1991)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.87 Gb (DVD9) | 154 min
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol

This legendary Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner’s 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', directed by Harry Kupfer, with designs by Hans Schavernoch, and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, is considered perhaps the finest video recording of these four operas ever made. For their innovative modernist staging, Kupfer and his team turned away from the work’s time of origin and located The Ring at a “road of history”, a meeting-place of past, present and future, which sets the scene for the story’s struggles of power and love. Barenboim’s authoritative yet highly responsive reading of the immense score and the extraordinary performances of the cast help to make this a truly memorable Ring.

Wagner - Parcifal (Vogt, Pankratova; Haenchen) [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Aug. 18, 2016
Wagner - Parcifal (Vogt, Pankratova; Haenchen) [HDTV 720p]

Wagner - Parcifal (Vogt, Pankratova; Haenchen) [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 25 fps | German, AC3 384 kbps 5.1 ch | Subs: German hardcoded | 4:29:00 | 5.5 GB
Classical, Opera | Bayreuther Festspiele | HDTV->MKV

Hartmut Haenchen's production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 25 July 2016.

Stephen Fry: Wagner and Me (2010) [repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at May 30, 2016
Stephen Fry: Wagner and Me (2010) [repost]

Stephen Fry: Wagner and Me (2010)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4000 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 2.59 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer - Richard Wagner. But Stephen is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with anti-semitism and the Nazis? Shot on location in Germany, Switzerland and Russia, the film includes unique behind-the-scenes access to the Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner's music held in the composer's own purpose built theatre.