Wagner Bayreuth

Joseph Keilberth - Wagner: Siegfried (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 11, 2017
Joseph Keilberth - Wagner: Siegfried (2006)

Joseph Keilberth - Wagner: Siegfried (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:49:01 | 1,39 Gb
Genre: Opera | Label: Testament | Catalog: 1392

The first release of the first stereo recording of the work, the historical importance of this set of Wagner's Siegfried is undeniable. Recorded by Decca at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival, this performance directed by Joseph Keilberth was to have been issued as part of the first complete Ring cycle. But persuaded that only a studio recording could do the work justice, Decca decided to shelve Keilberth's performance, a decision that led to Georg Solti recording Siegfried with the Vienna Philharmonic and ultimately to the release of a Ring cycle that many still regard as the finest ever recorded. But aside from its inherent historical value, what's its aesthetic value? While much better than average, Keilberth's Siegfried doesn't challenge the established order.

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.
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.

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.

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
Wagner - Der fliegende Hollander (Christian Thielemann) (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer (Christian Thielemann) (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21986 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 34,4 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3949 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

Last year's revival of Jan Philipp Gloger's controversial 2012 production was greeted (as so often in Bayreuth) with huge acclaim. He translates the tale of the Dutchman, whose travails can only be redeemed through the unconditional love of a woman (Senta), to a future time, where part-human/part-cyborgs grind out an existence in a world completely subservient to business and commerce. In the modern fan-making factory, which replaces the world of Senta and her fellow seamstresses, we see a final tableau in which the Dutchman's and Senta's heavenly union is commemorated' by the factory workers now producing souvenir statuettes of the couple. The production stars Samuel Youn, Ricarda Merbeth, and Franz-Josef Selig, and is conducted by Christian Thielemann, arguably the greatest Wagnerian conductor of today.
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 403) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Richard Wagner - Lohengrin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 843 MB | Full Artwork: 512 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 403 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"PentaTone have definitely established a winning formula for success with the ten Wagner operas they are currently recording in association with Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin. (…) The presentation of this set is excellent. Thankfully, it includes a well translated German/ English libretto (unlike the travesty supplied with the Bychkov version), a thought provoking essay on the opera by Steffen Georgi and full artist biographies. Though my own allegiance to the Bychkov version among recent recordings remains steadfast this Janowski account is unlikely to disappoint. It will surely be welcomed by avid Wagnerites and makes one eager for the next issue in what is proving to be a superlative series." ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 403) {3x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Richard Wagner - Lohengrin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 9,24 GB | 3x24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 3,25 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 403 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"PentaTone have definitely established a winning formula for success with the ten Wagner operas they are currently recording in association with Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin. (…) The presentation of this set is excellent. Thankfully, it includes a well translated German/ English libretto (unlike the travesty supplied with the Bychkov version), a thought provoking essay on the opera by Steffen Georgi and full artist biographies. Though my own allegiance to the Bychkov version among recent recordings remains steadfast this Janowski account is unlikely to disappoint. It will surely be welcomed by avid Wagnerites and makes one eager for the next issue in what is proving to be a superlative series." ~sa-cd.net
Welser-most, Stemme, Botha, Anger - Wagner: Die Walkure (Act 1) (2013)

Welser-most, Stemme, Botha, Anger - Wagner: Die Walkure (Act 1) (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 238 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 162 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog Number: 875131

In Richard Wagner’s 'Ring of the Nibelung', the first act of 'Die Walküre' takes up a special place. The love-triangle of the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde and the ominous Hunding stands out in the context of this tetralogy because it possesses its own dramatic tension and self-enclosed trajectory within what is otherwise such a complex, richly interconnected series of works. In musical terms it goes from one climax to the next, from the turbulent orchestral prelude through to Siegmund’s love song “Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond” and the passionate union of the sibling couple. At the most recent production at the Vienna State Opera, the twins were sung by Nina Stemme and – for the first time in the role – Johan Botha.
Richard Wagner - Karl Böhm - Der Ring Des Nibelungen [Philips # 446 057-2] {Germany 1967, 2006} 14xCD Box

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Karl Böhm
14xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 3,84 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 446 057-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1967, 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"Musikalisch dichte, klanglich prächtig ausbalancierte und das Primat der Sänger wahrende Aufnahme, deren Schönheit aus der Gesamtwirkung resultiert…Im Gesamteindruck setzt diese Aufnahme große Wagner-Tradition mit großer Bestimmtheit und Überzeugungskraft fort." ~Hermes Opernlexikon