WAGNER GOTTERDAMMERUNG - THE RING CYCLE 180g 6 LP
WAGNER GOTTERDAMMERUNG - THE RING CYCLE 180g 6 LP
Genre: Classical
Label: Testament
Composer: Wanger
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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WAGNER GOTTERDAMMERUNG - THE RING CYCLE 180g 6 LP

Gotterdammerung

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SKU:
ASD1393
UPC:
749677139315
The most coveted performance of Wagner's legendary epic Ring Cycle was in fact recorded by Decca in Stereo live at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival. But until now, that lost performance has remained but a memory.

Thrillingly conducted by Joseph Keilberth (called by Astrid Varnay, "a conductor with so much love, who was always there for you"), the cycle provides the opportunity to hear complete for the first time on commercial release the definitive performances of Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl and Hermann Uhde.

These live Bayreuth performances were taped by a Decca team led by Peter Andry and including the noted engineers Kenneth Wilkinson and Roy Wallace, with Gordon Parry as assistant. Using a new six-channel mixer designed by Wallace, the team made both stereo and mono recordings of each opera. Three microphones were placed in the sunken orchestra pit and three were hanged from a lighting bridge about 20 feet above the stage. "This was brilliant; it worked beautifully," remembers Wallace. The company prepared for an expected release, but John Culshaw, recently returned to Decca, vetoed the project. He disliked "live" recordings and already had plans for a studio Ring with Solti, which began four years later. Decca's recording vividly captures in wonderful stereo sound the unique acoustic and stage/pit balance of the Bayreuth Festival theatre with its sunken orchestra, in addition to preserving the leading singers from a Wagnerian golden age in live performance.

Musicians:
Astrid Varnay
Wolfgang Windgassen
Josef Greindl
Hermann Uhde
Maria von Ilosvay
Gustav Neidlinger
Gre Brouwenstijn
Jutta Vulpius
Elisabeth Schartel
Maria Graf
Georgine von Milinkovic
Mina Bolotine
Joseph Keilberth, conductor

Selections:
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Gotterdammerung (Third Day of Stage Festival)
Description
The most coveted performance of Wagner's legendary epic Ring Cycle was in fact recorded by Decca in Stereo live at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival. But until now, that lost performance has remained but a memory.

Thrillingly conducted by Joseph Keilberth (called by Astrid Varnay, "a conductor with so much love, who was always there for you"), the cycle provides the opportunity to hear complete for the first time on commercial release the definitive performances of Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl and Hermann Uhde.

These live Bayreuth performances were taped by a Decca team led by Peter Andry and including the noted engineers Kenneth Wilkinson and Roy Wallace, with Gordon Parry as assistant. Using a new six-channel mixer designed by Wallace, the team made both stereo and mono recordings of each opera. Three microphones were placed in the sunken orchestra pit and three were hanged from a lighting bridge about 20 feet above the stage. "This was brilliant; it worked beautifully," remembers Wallace. The company prepared for an expected release, but John Culshaw, recently returned to Decca, vetoed the project. He disliked "live" recordings and already had plans for a studio Ring with Solti, which began four years later. Decca's recording vividly captures in wonderful stereo sound the unique acoustic and stage/pit balance of the Bayreuth Festival theatre with its sunken orchestra, in addition to preserving the leading singers from a Wagnerian golden age in live performance.

Musicians:
Astrid Varnay
Wolfgang Windgassen
Josef Greindl
Hermann Uhde
Maria von Ilosvay
Gustav Neidlinger
Gre Brouwenstijn
Jutta Vulpius
Elisabeth Schartel
Maria Graf
Georgine von Milinkovic
Mina Bolotine
Joseph Keilberth, conductor

Selections:
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Gotterdammerung (Third Day of Stage Festival)
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Gotterdammerung
Title
The Ring Cycle
Composer
Wanger
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
11-02-2006
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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