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Quote from: rw1883 on November 05, 2016, 01:26:51 PMThank you for the info Rafael. I do hope that someday the 1955 Kna will see the light. And I completely agree–the Cluytens would be a great addition to the Parsifal discography! Which performances/recordings do you have in your collection? My collection so far:Knappertsbusch - 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964Barenboim - TeldecThielemann - DGR. Kraus - GebhardtC. Krauss - GebhardtKegel - Berlin ClassicsLevine - Decca Box (The Wagner Operas)Levine - DG (DVD)Gatti - Sony (DVD)Kubelik - Arts ArchivesSolti - Decca BoxJordan - EratoGergiev - MariinskyJochum - Living StageConlon - 2002 (Paris)Way too few!! Still some major holes to fill: Boulez, Zweden, Kempe, Levine (DG-Domingo), Goodall, Kanowski, Karajan...Best,Paul
Quote from: Barbebleu on November 28, 2016, 12:34:16 PMI have Parsifal from Bayreuth for every year from '51 to '72 plus '76, '85, '98 and 2012. The only Kna I am missing is the elusive '55. Others areBuenos Aires 1969 LeinsdorfCovent Garden 1971 GoodallCovent Garden 2013 PappanoMilan 1960Munich 1964Munich 1977 SteinNew York Met 1966Paris 1954Paris 1976 SteinRome 1950Rome 1970Salzburg 2013Stockholm 1976 SegerstamVenice 1970Vienna 1961 KarajanStudioGergiev, Goodall, Karajan, Kegel, Kubelik, Moralt, Solti and ThielemannAs you can see I'm quite fond of Parsifal myself. I'm also not too shy to admit I haven't listened to them all yet. Getting there though. I have a list in my wallet giving bare info on my Wagner operas which is why I am short on conductor details. I shall get back with the missing data.
Quote from: rw1883 on November 28, 2016, 05:48:53 PMWow–that is a great collection! I'm very interested in hearing about the Segerstam from '76.
Quote from: Barbebleu on November 29, 2016, 01:32:31 AMHere is a link to where I got the Segerstam. http://operadepot.com/products/wagner-parsifal-kolbjorn-hoiseth-barbro-ericson-bengt-lundgren-erik-saeden-leif-segerstamI think the reviewer is a bit harsh. It's not staggeringly good but it's not too bad either. The technical issues are an irritation but no more than that. It's nice to have a Scandinavian slant to this work.
Quote from: Alberich on March 28, 2017, 05:56:30 AMIt seems in Wolfram's epic, a squire calls Parzival a goose for not asking the healing question (the question is: "Sir, why do you suffer so?"). This in turn is based on even older poem by Chrétien de Troyes where the question is different ("Who is served by the Grail?").So that explains Gurnemanz's goose comment. Still not less cringe-worthy, though, and the reference is very illogical in any case since Wagner decided to dispense with the "healing question" entirely in his handling of the myth and instead focused on the importance of recovering the spear.
Quote from: Alberich on March 15, 2017, 06:40:35 AMI have recently fallen in love with Knappertsbusch's -54 Parsifal recording. This one is even better than -62. Along with Solti's magnificent recording this has to be my favorite. The only minor criticism I could think of is that Titurel's singer, Theo Adam, was only 28 when participating in this, thus making him much younger than Hotter who plays Amfortas, Titurel's son. But still, it works much better than one would think.
Quote from: ritter on May 09, 2017, 04:17:04 AMAnd more Wagner...last year's new production of Parsifal from Bayreuth:Announced for July 21st.
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