Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen - Solti

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen - Solti

Decca Classics  478 6748


Classical - Opera

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen - complete

Das Rheingold:
George London, Wotan; Eberhard Wächter, Donner; Waldemar Kmentt, Froh; Set Svanholm, Loge; Gustav Neidlinger, Alberich; Paul Kuen, Mime; Walter Kreppel,
Fasolt; Kurt Böhme, Fafner; Kirsten Flagstad, Fricka; Claire Watson, Freia; Jean Madeira, Erda; Oda Balsborg, Woglinde; Hetty Plümacher, Wellgunde; Ira Malaniuk, Flosshilde

Die Walküre:
James King, Siegmund; Régine Crespin, Sieglinde; Hans Hotter, Wotan; Birgit Nilsson, Brünnhilde; Gottlob Frick, Hunding; Christa Ludwig, Fricka; Vera Schlosser, Gerhilde; Helga Dernesch, Ortlinde; Brigitte Fassbaender, Waltraute; Helen Watts, Schwertleite; Berit Lindholm, Helmwige; Vera Little, Siegrune; Marilyn Tyler, Grimgerde; Claudia Hellmann, Rossweisse

Wolfgang Windgassen, Siegfried; Gerhard Stolze, Mime; Birgit Nilsson, Brünnhilde; Hans Hotter, Wanderer (Wotan); Gustav Neidlinger, Alberich; Kurt Böhme, Fafner; Marga Höffgen, Erda; Joan Sutherland, Waldvogel

Birgit Nilsson, Brünnhilde; Wolfgang Windgassen, Siegfried; Gottlob Frick, Hagen; Gustav Neidlinger, Alberich; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gunther; Claire Watson, Gutrune; Christa Ludwig, Waltraute; Lucia Popp, Woglinde; Gwyneth Jones, Wellgunde; Maureen Guy, Flosshilde; Helen Watts, 1. Norne; Grace Hoffman, 2. Norne; Anita Välkki, 3. Norne

Wiener Philharmoniker
Georg Solti

Containing Wagner’s libretti, this audiophile edition offers something that is the supreme sound experience of what is generally acknowledged to be the greatest version of Wagner’s masterpiece.

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Comments (3)

Comment by SACD-MAN (threerandot) - January 13, 2019 (1 of 3)

I am a little surprised not to see a review for this title here. It has been out for a while. The sound on this is excellent and I would be happy to write a full review if I had the time to do so. I will recommend it however, and this is certainly a wonderful sounding edition and it is nice to have the whole thing on one disc.

This is based on the 24bit/48KHz James Lock re-master that was done in 1997. I am impressed with the sound and it is nicely EQ'd here, without removing all of the hiss and only a touch of it remains. The sound is warm, rich and full and more air is around the sound. Just imagine if they could have recorded this in surround sound back in the day?

The booklet is very nicely bound and I just put the disc into a CD case, just for convenience. It fits nicely onto my shelf with my other discs. I was not at all interested in purchasing that LP sized box with the extra items in it.

Comment by SACD-MAN (threerandot) - September 19, 2020 (2 of 3)

Basically get it!

Comment by Gilbert Burnett - September 22, 2020 (3 of 3)

Currently only available used at over £500 or download at 24/44.1 for over £100. Surely they will issue it again?