Wagner: Parsifal – Krauss – Archipel

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Krauss’s Parsifal is another memorable interpretation, on a par with though different from Knappertsbusch in 1951 (now on Naxos). Krauss’s reading is one of the quickest in the Bayreuth annals, but that very pace gives the piece a direct vigour and dramatic consistency not always heard in his coeval’s deeply considered, reverential reading. Krauss imparts a wonderful feeling for the particular texture and tempo needed for each scene, culminating in the cleansing, sustained ecstasy of the work’s close.

Four principals are common to both sets. Ludwig Weber, as Gurnemanz, sings with even more rotund tone and with increased involvement. George London repeats his anguished, strongly voiced Amfortas. Martha Mödl’s Kundry’s individually accented Kundry remains unique, although Waltraud Meier, in more recent performances, is almost her equal, and Uhde is unsurpassed as Klingsor. With Wind- gassen singing Siegfried, Vinay took over from him in the title part and gives a typically expressive performance. He, Mödl and Uhde make the whole of Act 2 as vivid as any. Greindl is a suitably sonorous Titurel. Throughout chorus and orchestra perform with dedication – try the Act 1 transformation and the succeeding choruses. Altogether this is a traversal of the score among the most satisfying on CD.

Alan Blyth

Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hermann Uhde (Baritone), Eugene Tobin (Tenor), Theo Adam (Bass Baritone),
Rita Streich (Soprano), Ludwig Weber (Bass), Josef Greindl (Bass),
Ramon Vinay (Tenor), Martha Mödl (Soprano), George London (Bass),
Hermann Uhde (Bass Baritone), George London (Bass Baritone), Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany
Date of Recording: 1953
Venue: Live Bayreuth
Language: German

Track Listing:
Disc 1:
1. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Vorspiel
2. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. He! Ho! Waldhüter ihr
3. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Seht dort, die wilde Reiterin!
4. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Recht so! – Habt Dank! – Ein wenig Rast
5. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Nicht Dank! – Haha! Was wird es helfen
6. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. O wunden-wundervoller heiliger Speer!
7. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Titurel, der fomme Held
8. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Weh! Weh! – Ho! Ho! – Auf!
9. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Nun sag! Nichts weißt du

Disc 2 :
1. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Vom Bade kehrt der König heim
2. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Verwandlungsmusik
3. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Nun achte wohl und laß mich seh’n
4. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Mein Sohn Amfortas, bist du am Amt?
5. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Wehvolles Erbe, dem ich verfallen
6. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Enthüllet den Gral!
7. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Wein und Brot des letzten Mahles
8. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Was stehst du noch da?

Disc 3 :
1. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Die Zeit ist da
2. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Ach! – Ach! – Tiefe Nacht!
3. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Ho! Ihr Wächter! Ho! Ritter!
4. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Hier war das Tosen! Hier! Hier!
5. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Komm, komm, holder Knabe!
6. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Parsifal! – Weile!
7. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Dies alles – hab’ ich nur geträumt?
8. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust
9. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Wehe! Wehe! Was tat ich?
10. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Amfortas! – Die Wunde!
11. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Grausamer! Fühlst du im Herzen
12. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Vergeh, unseliges Weib!

Disc 4:
1. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Vorspiel
2. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Von dorther kam das Stöhnen
3. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Wer nahet dort dem heil’gen Quell
4. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Heil mir, daß ich dich wiederfinde!
5. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. So sag, zu wem den Weg du suchtest?
6. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. O Herr! War es ein Fluch
7. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Nicht so! Die heil’ge Quelle selbst
8. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Gesegnet sei, du Reiner, durch das Reine
9. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön!
10. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Du siehst, das ist nicht so
11. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Mittag. Die Stund’ ist da
12. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Geleiten wir im bergenden Schrein
13. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Ja, Wehe! Wehe! Weh’ über mich
14. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Nur eine Waffe taugt
15. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Höchsten Heiles Wunder!

Otter: Noel – Forsberg – DG

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1. Nordqvist: Jul, Jul stralende jul 2:00
2. Gläns över sjö och strand 1:42
3. Pris vare gud 1:51
4. Melodi 2:34
5. Chanteurs de Noels 2:05
6. Nu sa kommer julen, Op.1, No.2 2:00
7. Giv mig ej glans, Op.1, No.4 3:02
8. Five Pieces, Op.75 for piano – 5. The Spruce 2:23
9. Julens Vuggesang 2:16
10. Grainger: Blithe Bells 4:00
11. The Cradle in Bethlehem 2:24
12. The Three Mummers 3:08
13. Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol 2:06
14. So Blest a Sight 2:54
15. Le Noel des oiseaux 2:37
16. Noel 2:55
17. Luonnoksia, Op. 114 – 2. Talvikuva 1:44
18. Marias vaggsång (org.Mariae Wiegenlied) 2:21
19. 6 Weihnachtslieder Opus 8 – 1. Christbaum 1:30
20. 6 Weihnachtslieder Opus 8 – 2. Die Hirten 2:20
21. 6 Weihnachtslieder Opus 8 – 3. Die Könige 2:50
22. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 – Arranged by – Jesu bleibet meine Freude 3:04
23. Villancicos espanolas – Villancico Vasco 1:45
24. Villancicos espanolas – Villancico Castellano 1:19
25. Villancicos espanolas – Villancico de Córdoba 2:04
26. Villancicos espanolas – Villancico Andaluz 1:50
27. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469 1:39
28. Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland Bwv 659 4:22

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Karajan – Symphony Edition (38CDs) – DG


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Vol.01 CD 01-06 Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies 1–9; 6 Overtures
Vol.02 CD 07-09 Johannes Brahms: Symphonies 1–4; Tragic Overture and Haydn Variations
Vol.03 CD 10-18 Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 1–9
Vol.04 CD 19-25 Joseph Haydn: “Paris” – “London” Symphonies
Vol.05 CD 26-28 Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies 1–5
Vol.06 CD 29-31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Late Symphonies (nos. 35–41) and nos. 29, 32, 33
Vol.07 CD 32-34 Robert Schumann: Symphonies 1–4; Overture, Scherzo and Finale Fourth Symphony
Vol.08 CD 35-38 Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 1–6

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Peter Tchaikovsky
Performer: Agnes Baltsa, Peter Schreier, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, José Van Dam
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Singverein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Links:
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part01.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part02.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part03.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part04.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part05.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part06.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part07.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part08.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part09.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part10.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part11.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part12.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part13.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part14.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part15.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part16.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part17.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part18.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part19.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part20.rar
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Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part22.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part23.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part24.rar
Karajan – Symphony Edition 2838CDs 29.part25.rar

Netrebko: Russian Album – Gergiev – DG

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Anna Netrebko – Russian Album

Glinka:
V pole, pole, cistoye glyazu (from A Life for the Tsar)

Prokofiev:
Cudo, kak khorosa ona (from War and Peace)

Rachmaninov:
How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7
Sing not, O lovely one (Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne), Op. 4 No. 4

Rimsky-Korsakov:
Ti, carevic, moy spasitel (from The Tsar of Saltan)
Akh, bednaya Snegurocka, dirkarka! – S podruzkami po yagodu khodit (from The Snow Maiden)
Velikiy car! Sprosi menya sto raz (from The Snow Maiden)
Ivan Sergeyic, khoces (from The Tsar’s Bride)

Tchaikovsky:
Octgo eto prezde ne znala ni toski ya (from Iolanta)
Yesli ti khoces, zelannaya (Do not wrongly compare me with other men), Op. 38 No. 6

Anna Netrebko, Dmitry Voropaev, Vladimir Moroz
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

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Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 "Leningrad" – Mata – Dorian

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Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (Leningrad)
Composed by Dmitry Shostakovich
Performed by Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Eduardo Mata

Bernstein – Copland: Symphony No.3 – Quiet City – DG

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Late in his career, Leonard Bernstein returned to the greatest orchestral work by his lifelong friend, Aaron Copland, with a performance that eclipsed all others, including Bernstein’s own previous recording of the Symphony no. 3 on Sony. Though Copland’s stock still hadn’t climbed back to its present height, Bernstein gave the music a grandeur that made you forget how much of a cliché the Fanfare for the Common Man–which was worked into the finale of the Third–can be. In fact, many of the world-stopping qualities Bernstein brought to his second Mahler cycle for Deutsche Grammophon seem much in evidence here, with the New York Philharmonic playing as though its collective life depended on it. –David Patrick Stearns

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Blu-ray – Waldbuhne – An Evening with Renee Fleming – Marin

BD-25 Single-Layer Disc | 1080i/AVC MPEG-4 | 02:05:59 | 20.23 GB
Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.1, LPCM 2.0

The Waldbühne Concert given by the Berliner Philharmoniker marks the end of the 2009/10 season. More recently visitors to the orchestra’s Waldbühne concerts have been regaled by some of the greatest opera singers of our age, including such operatic legends as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and the wonderful Russian soprano Anna Netrebko.

A further high point in the history of the Waldbühne concerts was undoubtedly the appearance of the charismatic American soprano Renée Fleming, who brought to this “Night of Love” her soft-toned but richly coloured voice. “It’s such a beautiful place,” she told the Berliner Zeitung. “When you’re standing there on the stage, you have the feeling that you can sing into the sky.” Concert-goers must have been able to share this feeling when a singer described by the Daily Telegraph as the “queen of the Metropolitan Opera” sang the highly poetical Song to the Moon from Dvorák’s opera Rusalka and gazed lovingly at the orbiting moon, which had just become visible in the night sky.

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Tubin: The Symphonies (5CDs) – Jarvi – BIS

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Symphony No.1
Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Ola Karlsson (cello), Bjorn Sjogren (viola), Bernt Lysell (violin)

Symphony No.2 (“Legendary”)
Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Bjorn Sjogren (viola), Bernt Lysell (violin), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Symphony No.3 (“Heroic”)
Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soloist: Bernt Lysell (violin)

Symphony No.4 (“Sinfonia Ilirica”)
Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No.5
Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No.6
Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soloists: Jorgen Pettersson (saxophone), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Symphony No.7
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No.8
Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soloist: Bernt Lysell (violin)

Symphony No.9 (“Sinfonia Semplice”)
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No.10
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Toccata for orchestra
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Kratt, ballet Suite
Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Wagner: Lohengrin (3CDs) – Kempe – EMI

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Despite all the praise heaped on Solti’s Ring (and rightly so), it wasn’t the only extraordinary Wagner opera project from the early 1960s that featured the Vienna Philharmonic in incandescent form. Rudolf Kempe may not have been a podium superstar, but he was an inspiring musician, a seasoned man of the theater, and an absolute genius when it came to balancing orchestras. If you think, as some understandably do, that Wagner’s Lohengrin is often four square in its phrase shapes and dramatically plodding, Kempe will convince you otherwise. Time and again we are struck by how the Vienna Philharmonic, collectively and individually, sets the emotional and dramatic tone for what happens on stage. And what a cast! Elisabeth Grümmer, who remains the most three-dimensional Elsa on record, partnered Jess Thomas in the title role. He is slightly less involved under the microphone’s scrutiny than his more unbuttoned live Bayreuth performance under Sawallisch a few years earlier. Christa Ludwig and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau bring riveting authority to Ortrud and Telramund, and the veteran Gottlob Frick’s eloquent King Henry also stands out. EMI’s 20-bit facelift offers a tinge more presence than the label’s previous CD transfer, but if you own the latter there’s no need to replace it. At mid-price, though, you can’t get a better Lohengrin than this. It belongs in every serious Wagner collection.

–Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com

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Bernstein – Copland: Symphony No.3 – Symphony for Organ & Orchestra

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Leonard Bernstein’s performance of Copland’s Third Symphony has had to wait a long time before finally appearing on CD. Part of the delay no doubt stemmed from the fact that DG released a second, later recording with the same orchestra, in digital sound. Comparing the two versions, both of which are very good, one prefers this first performance. Not only does the music move a bit more quickly, with sharper rhythms and a stronger sense of the dance (never far from Copland’s musical thoughts), but the sonics are more naturally pleasing. The coupling is a terrific performance of the early Organ Symphony, which the composer wrote for his teacher, Nadia Boulanger. –David Hurwitz

Richter: Vol.06 – Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.3-4, 27 – Olympia

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1. PIANO SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR, OP. 2 NO. 3: I. Allegro Con Brio
2. PIANO SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR, OP. 2 NO. 3: II. Adagio
3. PIANO SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR, OP. 2 NO. 3: III. Scherzo. Allegro
4. PIANO SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR, OP. 2 NO. 3: IV. Assai Allegro
5. Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Allegro Molto E Con Brio
6. Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7: II. Largo, Con Grand’ Espressione
7. Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7: III. Allegro – Minore
8. Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7: IV. Rondo. Poco Allegro E Graziozo
9. Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7: I Con Vivicita E Sempre Con Sentimento Ed Espressione
10. Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7: Non Troppo Presto E Molto Cantabile