Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Oct 27, 2014.
I have the following box by Jorge Bolet. What is your opinion on this box?
Note that there is another CD of Levine's (www.amazon.com/Wagner-Overtures-Preludes-Richard/dp/B000001GH5/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416667954&sr=8-6)
And maybe you should also sample Haitink with the Concertgebouw, magnificent playing and recording quality (http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Opera-...FI/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1416667737&sr=8-18), but again, no ring excerpts.
I just saw that thread, and Steve is absolutely right. The intensity and the richness of the sound of the orchestra is just overwhelming. You won't find such climaxes as on the Tristan pieces anywhere else- the violins at the end of the Liebestod, or the brass in the Lohengrin prelude must be heard to be believed. So if you personally don't mind HVK, this is the version you should get. Levine is great on the Ring and Parsifal excerpts, but if you are mainly interested in the Tristan pieces then there's nothing like the Karajan.
Now playing the following LP from my Wagner collection ...
Now listening to "Dufay - Missa Ecce ancilla Domini" performed by Ensemble Gilles Binchois on Virgin Veritas.
Vellard is fabulous for early choral music (or shall I say polyphony?) ...
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