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Cluytens, Neidlinger, Greindl, Fritz Uhl, Geisler - Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2008)

Cluytens, Neidlinger, Greindl, Fritz Uhl, Geisler - Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:31:25 | 653 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Walhall Eternity Series | Catalog: WLCD 0214

This recording of a live performance of MEISTERSINGER from Bayreuth 1957 definitely merits five stars. For those of you who don't already know this, Gustav Neidlinger (PeaceBeUponHim) was the undisputed master of Wagner's "howling-and-spitting" villain roles, Alberich and Klingsor, from the early 1950s until the mid 1970s. He sang with unmatched sulfur, cannon-ball density, huge volume, dark tone, and powerful dramatic interpretation. He sang more spontaneously and from-the-gut than most singers. He was the first of his generation to sing these roles with musical line and connected legato, rather than as a series of isolated shouts, grunts, and bellowings. He was typecast for these villainous roles as soon as he set foot on the stage, and almost never performed as a good-guy.
Herbert von Karajan - Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben / Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll (1996/2016)

Herbert von Karajan - Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben / Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 65:23 min | 1.25 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 1996/2016

You have to hand it to Strauss: using his success as the basis for a 40-minute tone poem suggests no limit to confidence. It was, of course, the end of the century (1898) and a self-celebratory mood was in the air. Yet there's no lack of conviction in the music either. From a powerful opening depicting "the hero" (the composer), we move through a vicious scherzo–the critics!–to an extended love scene with the hero's companion.
Richard Wagner: Overtures,  Preludes – von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes - von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:22 minutes | 3,33 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.45 GB
Japan Esoteric Import | Year: 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

Esoteric have produced a remarkable transfer that preserves beautifully the hall sound, spatial information and detail. The brass and mass strings have excellent detail, revealing a lot of subtle harmonies and variation – a boon for anything Wagner. This contributes to an overall impression of sophistication and restraint and goes perfectly with Karajan's Wagner.
Sir Simon Rattle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2015) [24-bit/48 kHz]

Sir Simon Rattle, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 142:44 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Everything the conductor Sir Simon Rattle touches "turns to gold". Everything except for the music dramas of Richard Wagner, that is! It has often been asserted, albeit without good reason, that Rattle and Wagner do not go together. This has now been conclusively disproved by the third collaboration between Rattle and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, together with a team of the very best Wagner singers. This concert performance of "Das Rheingold", the first opera in Wagner's mighty tetralogy "The Ring of the Nibelung", was performed in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz on April 24 and 25, 2015, and has now been brought out by BR KLASSIK on two CDs just a few months after the live event.
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Das Rheingold (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 406) {2x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold WWV 86a
Tomasz Konieczny / Christian Elsner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
2xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 6,49 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,25 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 406 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…Janowski's pacing and preparation of the orchestra is masterly. Reacting with sensitivity to the score, the tender & reflective scenes are given space to breathe without taxing the singers into strained tone. (…) The more one hears, the more one appreciates the vocal acting as well as the superlative orchestral contribution (make no mistake, there are at least 3 world class orchestras resident in Berlin today). This listener (at least) is eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Ring." ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 405) {3x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg WWV 70
Albert Dohmen / Robert Dean Smith / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 7,82 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,70 | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 405 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"This is the 6th instalment of PentaTone’s successful Wagner Edition. It is the first time in the recording history that a label records all major Wagner opera’s with the same orchestra, choir and conductor. This makes the PentaTone Wagner Edition a great collector’s item. All operas are recorded live in the Philharmonie in Berlin. The first five recordings were awarded with “Editor’s Choice” (Gramophone), Recording of the Month and Opera Choice of the Month (BBC Music Magazine), CD of the week (Sunday Times). Based on the reviews of the concert we expect high scores for the Tannhäuser recording as well." ~prestoclassical
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 403) {3x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Richard Wagner - Lohengrin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 9,24 GB | 3x24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 3,25 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 403 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"PentaTone have definitely established a winning formula for success with the ten Wagner operas they are currently recording in association with Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin. (…) The presentation of this set is excellent. Thankfully, it includes a well translated German/ English libretto (unlike the travesty supplied with the Bychkov version), a thought provoking essay on the opera by Steffen Georgi and full artist biographies. Though my own allegiance to the Bychkov version among recent recordings remains steadfast this Janowski account is unlikely to disappoint. It will surely be welcomed by avid Wagnerites and makes one eager for the next issue in what is proving to be a superlative series." ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 401) {4x Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Ein Bühnenfestspiel in drei Aufzügen WWV 111
Christian Elsner / Franz-Josef Selig / Rundfunkchor & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
4x SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 10,40 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 3,64 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 401 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…This dramatic and involving 'Parsifal' raises Marek Janowski's epic Wagnerian journey to a new level of excellence that one hopes will be maintained in the performances and recordings yet to come - an exciting prospect for all Wagnerites!" ~sa-cd.net
Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2013) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra - Richard Wagner: Die Walküre (2013)
PS3 Rip | 4x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 236:36 minutes | Covers & Digital booklet | 12,6 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers & Digital booklet | 4,04 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound

The highly anticipated first release from the most finely crafted Ring cycle of modern times, Die Walküre features a sensational cast of Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mikhail Petrenko and Ekaterina Gubanova.
Welser-most, Stemme, Botha, Anger - Wagner: Die Walkure (Act 1) (2013)

Welser-most, Stemme, Botha, Anger - Wagner: Die Walkure (Act 1) (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 238 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 162 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog Number: 875131

In Richard Wagner’s 'Ring of the Nibelung', the first act of 'Die Walküre' takes up a special place. The love-triangle of the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde and the ominous Hunding stands out in the context of this tetralogy because it possesses its own dramatic tension and self-enclosed trajectory within what is otherwise such a complex, richly interconnected series of works. In musical terms it goes from one climax to the next, from the turbulent orchestral prelude through to Siegmund’s love song “Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond” and the passionate union of the sibling couple. At the most recent production at the Vienna State Opera, the twins were sung by Nina Stemme and – for the first time in the role – Johan Botha.