Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Ben, Nov 15, 2008.
Do you have all the Wagner's operas on CD?
Time for a new thread.
Jay, Is it snowing in Pittsburgh now? It is snowing in CT at the moment ...
Nope... while I have at least one recording of each opera from Lohengrin onwards (although sometimes in truncated historical recording form), I don't really care for early Wagner and I've always been a "bleeding chunks" sort of guy. So probably about half of my CDs are overtures and preludes.
You probably have most of the preludes and overtures that are available. I have 3 complete ring cycles, 2 on LP's and 1 on CD's. I probably have most of Wagner's operas. I still have more Wagner's recordings on LP's than on CD's. I only decided to buy operas on CD's last year when I picked up Solti's Tannhauser. It was perfect timing, as that version had only been remastered to 24/96 in 2006. As such, it probably is the best sounding version of that Tannhauser.
It snowed during the day. Only about 1". It's just flurries now.
Whenever the weather is not clear, i.e. having rain or snow, my cable-modem speed just slows down tremendously. It is just frustrating ...
Playing now (through my AKG 701) JS Bach Organ Works Disc 1
It actually sounds decent for mono recordings made in the late 40's through the early 50's. Disc 1 also has my favorites: Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530.
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