Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera

Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera

     
 

Sony's Wagner at the Met is a 25-CD box set of remastered recordings of historic radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, appearing on CD for the first time. Included are performances of "Die Götterdämmerung" (1936), "Siegfried" (1937), "Tristan und Isolde" (1938), "Lohengrin" (1943), "Die Walküre" (1943), "Der fliegende Holländer" (1950), "DasSee more details below

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Sony's Wagner at the Met is a 25-CD box set of remastered recordings of historic radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, appearing on CD for the first time. Included are performances of "Die Götterdämmerung" (1936), "Siegfried" (1937), "Tristan und Isolde" (1938), "Lohengrin" (1943), "Die Walküre" (1943), "Der fliegende Holländer" (1950), "Das Rheingold" (1951), "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (1953), and "Tannhäuser" (1954), featuring such famed Wagnerian voices as Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay, Jerome Hines, and Brian Sullivan, among others. Thanks to the restoration of these recordings, their singing is vibrant and full of presence, despite the unavoidable recording flaws that couldn't be removed digitally. Wagner's music dramas are conducted by equally legendary maestros, Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Erich Leinsdorf, and noted Wagner specialist, Artur Bodanzky. This and a similar set, Verdi at the Met, were released in 2013 to mark these composers' 200th birthday celebrations.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2013
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0887654271723
catalogNumber:
542717
Rank:
69742

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Tracks

  1. Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), opera, WWV 63  - Richard Wagner  - Hans Hotter  -  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Sven Nilsson  - Fritz Reiner  - Astrid Varnay  - Thomas Hayward  - Hertha Glaz  - Set Svenholm
  2. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70  - Richard Wagner  - George Szell  - Margaret Harshaw  - Jerome Hines  - George London  -  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Roberta Peters  - Norman Scott  - Brian Sullivan  - Astrid Varnay  - Ramón Vinay  - Clifford Harvuot
  3. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75  - Richard Wagner  - Erich Leinsdorf  - George Cehanovsky  - Norman Cordon  - Emery Darcy  - Mack Harrell  - Lauritz Melchior  -  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Kerstin Thorborg  - Astrid Varnay  - John Dudley  - Alexander Sved  - Lansing Hatfield
  4. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a  - Richard Wagner  - Lucine Amara  - Erna Berger  - Karin Branzell  - Leslie Chabay  - Deszo Ernster  - Margaret Harshaw  - Osie Hawkins  - Jerome Hines  - Hans Hotter  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Jarmila Novotna  - Fritz Stiedry  - Brian Sullivan  - Lawrence Davidson  - Hertha Glaz  - Set Svenholm
  5. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b  - Richard Wagner  - Erich Leinsdorf  - Karin Branzell  - Kirsten Flagstad  - Marjorie Lawrence  - Emanuel List  - Lauritz Melchior  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Irra Petina  - Thelma Votipka  - Lucielle Browning  - Doris Dore  - Julius Huehn  - Anna Kaskas  - Maxine Stellman  - Helen Olheim  - Dorothee Manski
  6. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d  - Richard Wagner  - Ludwig Hofmann  - Marjorie Lawrence  - Lauritz Melchior  -  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Irra Petina  - Friedrich Schorr  - Artur Bodanzky  - Doris Dore  - Eduard Habich  - Kathryn Meisle  - Editha Fleischer  - Dorothee Manski  - Arnold Gabor  - Max Altglass
  7. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c  - Richard Wagner  - Stella Andreva  - Kirsten Flagstad  - Emanuel List  - Lauritz Melchior  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Friedrich Schorr  - Kerstin Thorborg  - Artur Bodanzky  - Eduard Habich  - Karl Laufkötter
  8. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90  - Richard Wagner  - Karin Branzell  - Louis D'Angelo  - Kirsten Flagstad  - Emanuel List  - Lauritz Melchior  -  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Artur Bodanzky  - Julius Huehn  - Arnold Gabor  - Karl Laufkötter
  9. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96  - Richard Wagner  - Lorenzo Alvary  - Emery Darcy  - Josef Greindl  - Mack Harrell  - Osie Hawkins  - Richard Holm  - Hans Hopf  - Victoria de Los Angeles  -  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Alessio de Paolis  - Gerhard Pechner  - Fritz Reiner  - Paul Schoeffler  - Lawrence Davidson  - Clifford Harvuot  - Thomas Hayward  - Joseph Folmer  - Hertha Glaz  - Algerd Brazis

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