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Georg Solti - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 27, 2018
Georg Solti - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1997)

Georg Solti - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:15:26 | 1,39 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 452 606-2

So this is, on the whole, a fine performance. The only other commercial recording of Die Meistersinger to come along in the last couple of decades has been Sawallisch's (for my review see Fanfare 18:3). And that one, despite its many virtues, is seriously disfigured by Weikl's Sachs. So if you want a Meistersinger in up-to-the-minute digital sound, you would do better with Solti. I must add, however, that while the sound on this new recording is very full and clear, it lacks warmth.
Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti - Wagner: Tannhauser (Paris Version) (2002)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti - Wagner: Tannhauser (Paris Version) (2002)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:07:25 | 980 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 470 810-2

After more than forty years this remains the best recording of "Tannhäuser" for a number of reasons. Good recordings have never been thick on the ground and while this one is by no means perfect, it pretty much kicks everything else into touch by virtue of the extraordinary vibrancy and erotic ambiance of Solti's direction - I believe this to be his finest achievement in terms of pure conducting.
Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1985)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 693 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 359 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Records, #: 414 551-2 | 02:18:46

The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Hollander) is one of the most accessible of Wagner's works, and though it is the first of his operas that earned a permanent place in the repertory, it still possesses many aspects of conventional operatic practice, as well as a Weberian leitmotiv structure much simpler than that exhibited in Wagner's music after Tristan. Surprisingly, despite its accessibility, recordings of the work that are not deficient on technical or vocal or musical grounds seem to be in comparatively short supply. An exception is this classic CSO-Solti effort dating from the late '70s, where the sound is reasonably up to date, and the casting ranges from good to excellent.
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Das Rheingold (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 406) {2x Hybrid-SACD // ISO} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold WWV 86a
Tomasz Konieczny / Christian Elsner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
2xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 6,49 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 406 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
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 - Das Rheingold (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 406) {2x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold WWV 86a
Tomasz Konieczny / Christian Elsner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 628 MB | Full Artwork: 829 MB | 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 - Complete Operas (Limited Edition): Box Set Series 43CDs (2013) Re-up

Wagner - Complete Operas (Limited Edition): Box Set Series 43CDs (2013)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,41 Gb | Scans 188 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2013

Richard Wagner, the most controversial figure the arts have ever seen, whose music can move and overwhelm like no other, continues to divide the spirits even today. The year 2013, when we celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, is inevitably going to be devoted to the man and his work.
The Complete Wagner Operas offers the best of Deutsche Grammophon, two operas each from Decca and the BBC and EMIs Rienzi.
Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.boolet | 1099 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 03:59:45 | 554 mb
Classical, Opera, Romantic | Label: 1984 - Decca Records / 455564

The third portion of Solti's famed traversal of Richard Wagner's "Ring" tetralogy (I love that word, had to use it) is, simply, terrific. You could call it uneven, but that's unevenness fluctuating between "very good" and "inspired".
Herbert von Karajan - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1998) (14 CDs Box Set)

Herbert von Karajan - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1998) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 14 CDs, 14:58:04 min | 4,03 Gb | Scans->740 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

DG's 20-bit transfer reveals more tape hiss than before, while the orchestral image is better focused, with more definition at the bottom end. Some have likened Herbert von Karajan's "chamber-music approach" to Wagner's Ring cycle in terms of his scaling down or deconstructing the heroic roles. This approach has less to do with dynamics per se than it does with von Karajan's masterful balancing of voices and instruments. He achieves revelations of horizontal clarity, allowing no contrapuntal strand to emerge with an unwanted accent or a miscalibrated dynamic…
Wagner - Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti - Der Ring des Nibelungen [1997, Decca # 455 555-2] {14CD-Box} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti
14 CD Box | FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Partial Artwork | Size: 4,62 GB
Label/Cat#: Decca 455 555-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1997 [1958, 1962, 1964, 1965]
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

This first complete studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1966, was a groundbreaking technical and artistic achievement, the most ambitious and intricately involved opera recording project of the 20th century. Produced for Decca by John Culshaw, whose vision and untiring devotion brought the gargantuan project to completion, the 14 ½-hour release set a new standard for opera recordings. The details Culshaw lavished on the production, which included building new musical instruments, precisely calculating the placement and choreography of each singer to maximize the theatricality of each scene, and creating an array of fabulous special effects resulted in a landmark recording that has lost none of its power with the passage of time.
Decca Ultimate - The Essential Masterpieces: Box Set Series 170CDs (2006-2009)

Decca Ultimate - The Essential Masterpieces: Box Set Series 170CDs (2006-2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 26,11 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2006-2009

A large collection of classical music, released by Decca Records. The collection consists of 34 issues, on CD 5 each.
Decca Records - British record label founded in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Decca Records released recordings of various genres, including jazz, rock, pop and classical music.