Wagner Meistersinger

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.

VA - Greatest Hits: Wagner (1994) {Sony Classical}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 17, 2016
VA - Greatest Hits: Wagner (1994) {Sony Classical}

VA - Greatest Hits Wagner (1994) {Sony Classical}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 340 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: classical

Greatest Hits: Wagner is a 1994 compilation CD released through Sony Classics. This is an update/upgrade of an older album with the same name, newly remastered by Bejun Mehta.
Richard Wagner: Overtures,  Preludes – von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes - von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:22 minutes | 3,33 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.45 GB
Japan Esoteric Import | Year: 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

Esoteric have produced a remarkable transfer that preserves beautifully the hall sound, spatial information and detail. The brass and mass strings have excellent detail, revealing a lot of subtle harmonies and variation – a boon for anything Wagner. This contributes to an overall impression of sophistication and restraint and goes perfectly with Karajan's Wagner.
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Sebastian Weigle) (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Sebastian Weigle) (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 306 min | 45,0 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4376 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Ostensibly Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tells a humorous tale about artistically inclined craftsmen. Goldsmith Veit Pogner promises his daughter Eva's hand in marriage to the winner of a song contest, to which three men are potentially eligible. But upon closer inspection, what is at first glance a harmless farce in a middle-class setting emerges as a profound social analysis. Wagner uses his protagonists to show how a community deals with tradition and those who break with it and just how much innovation and deviation from the norm it can tolerate - as well as to examine what value society places, and should place, on art. "'Meistersinger' that's on an entirely new Wagnerian scale…it is full of smart ideas and moments of effective theater." (The Washington Post)
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Horst Stein) (2006/1984)

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Horst Stein) (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb+7.27 Gb (2xDVD9) | 267 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner's only comedy dispenses with the common cliches to reveal the humanity of each character. Here, Beckmesser is no longer a foolish caricature but a cultivated intellectual; Stolzing emerges as a thoughtful individual rather than aggressive aristocret; and Hans Sachs sheds his solemn patriarchal veneer to become a likeable middle-aged man. “Hermann Prey´s interpretation of Beckmesser as a cultivated intellectual is a triumph of dramatic and vocal artistry: a stunning performance . . . Brilliant . . . Bernd Weikl as Sachs – an almost unique combination of musical refinement and expressive power.” (Abendzeitung, Munich)
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012)

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.46 Gb+7.69 Gb (2xDVD9) | 280 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

English-speaking audiences have always found Die Meistersinger to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar's production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early-19th century of Wagner's childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a 'gleamingly sung', 'eminently believable' Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar's production, uses Glyndebourne's special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner's musical and dramatic counterpoint.
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (James Levine) [2004]

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (James Levine) [2004]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 5 ch), (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.81 Gb +7.26 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: DG | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 292 min

This Meistersinger, Otto Schenk’s Metropolitan Opera production that premiered in 1993, is an old friend. I’ve seen it four times over the past decade and hope that the Met’s powers-that-be choose to keep it around for a lot longer. It’s a visual feast—warmly lit like an old master painting, the sets and costumes sumptuously detailed… If you are building a Wagner video collection, this one’s a must. Andrew Quint, FANFARE
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 401) {4x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Ein Bühnenfestspiel in drei Aufzügen WWV 111
Christian Elsner / Franz-Josef Selig / Rundfunkchor & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
4xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 913 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 401 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…This dramatic and involving 'Parsifal' raises Marek Janowski's epic Wagnerian journey to a new level of excellence that one hopes will be maintained in the performances and recordings yet to come - an exciting prospect for all Wagnerites!" ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 401) {4x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Ein Bühnenfestspiel in drei Aufzügen WWV 111
Christian Elsner / Franz-Josef Selig / Rundfunkchor & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
4x SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 10,40 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 3,64 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 401 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…This dramatic and involving 'Parsifal' raises Marek Janowski's epic Wagnerian journey to a new level of excellence that one hopes will be maintained in the performances and recordings yet to come - an exciting prospect for all Wagnerites!" ~sa-cd.net

Wagner and the Wonder of Art: An Introduction to Die Meistersinger  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 13, 2015
Wagner and the Wonder of Art: An Introduction to Die Meistersinger

Wagner and the Wonder of Art: An Introduction to Die Meistersinger by M. Owen Lee
English | Dec. 15, 2007 | ISBN: 0802098576 | 152 Pages | PDF | 773.28 KB

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger has always called forth superlatives from those who have fallen under its spell.