Any good Walküre on CD?

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lala
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Any good Walküre on CD?

Post by lala » Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:11 am

It's summer, and summer in Hong Kong is dusty, stuffy and boring. I need a storm to wake me up. I need a new set of Walküre with rich orchestra, larger-than-life singers, real flesh and blood, and don't tell me I need a Solti. None of the old stuff (not that I hate Solti). I need a hurricane.

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Post by jserraglio » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:09 am

There's Levine/Met, or Janowski/Dresden, or Barenboim/Bayreuth.
I've heard the first two and like them, tho I favor the "old stuff" by Bohm, Karajan, Walter, Furtwangler ... and Solti.

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Re: Any good Walküre on CD?

Post by Heck148 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:02 am

lala wrote:It's summer, and summer in Hong Kong is dusty, stuffy and boring. I need a storm to wake me up......I need a hurricane.
you need.......Solti!! :lol:

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Post by CharmNewton » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:16 am

Although it's old stuff, i think the Nilsson/Vickers/Leinsdorf recording on Decca still holds up well. I don't know if Die Walkure is a hurricane though. For that you might need the Flying Dutchman, which takes you back to Solti. :)

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Post by val » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:15 am

To me the best is (also "old stuff") Böhm with Nilsson, Adam, King in Bayreuth.

But for the First Act there is the extraordinary version of Melchior and Lotte Lehmann, conducted by Bruno Walter in 1935.

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Post by hautbois » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:53 am

I just came back from Hong Kong...and the weather indeed was hell....haha....cant agree enough...but then, i love Solti :P

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Post by MahlerSnob » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:02 am

I'd recommend the Boulez/Bayreuth recording with Jones, McIntyre, Jerusalem, et al. I don't know if there's a CD recording of it, but I know it exists on DVD and VHS.
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Post by Ken » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:03 pm

According to the liner notes of a von Karajan recording that I have (of course), his recording of the Ring cycle from the late '60s is supposed to be very renowned.
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