Cover Wagner: Parsifal (Remastered 2017)

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Album-Release:
1972

HRA-Release:
16.02.2018

Label: Decca

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Opera

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  • Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883): Parsifal, WWV 111:
  • 1Prelude12:33
  • Act 1:
  • 2"He! Ho! Waldhüter ihr"05:17
  • 3"Seht dort, die wilde Reiterin"02:49
  • 4"Recht so! Habt Dank! Ein wenig Rast!...Gawan! - Herr! Gawan weilte nicht!"07:52
  • 5"He, du da! Was liegst du dort wie ein wildes Tier?"06:52
  • 6"Das ist ein andres... O wunden-wundervollen heiliger"04:29
  • 7"Titurel, der fromme Held"08:20
  • 8"Vor allem nun: die Speer kehr' uns zurück"03:01
  • 9"Weh! - Hoho! - Auf! - Wer ist der Frevler?"01:26
  • 10"Du konntest morden, hier, im heil'gen Walde"03:41
  • 11"Wo bist du her?"03:19
  • 12"Den Vaterlosen gebar die Mutter"02:58
  • 13"So recht! So nach des Grales Gnade"02:35
  • 14"Vom Bade kehrt der König heim"02:09
  • 15"Nun achte wohl und laß mich seh'n...Zum letzten Liebesmahle"12:14
  • 16"Mein Sohn Amfortas, bist du am Amt?"02:41
  • 17"Nein! Lasst ihn unenthüllt"09:42
  • 18"Nehmet hin meinen Leib"17:02
  • 19"Was stehest du noch da?"02:34
  • Act 2:
  • 20Prelude02:18
  • 21"Die Zeit ist da"02:26
  • 22"Erwachst du? Ha!"08:49
  • 23"Jetzt schon erklimmt er die Burg"03:37
  • 24"Hier war das Tosen!"02:12
  • 25"Ihr schönen Kinder"02:18
  • 26"Komm, holder Knabe!"05:49
  • 27"Parsifal! Weile!"07:03
  • 28"Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust"05:17
  • 29"Wehe! Was tat ich? Wo war ich?...Bekenntnis wird Schuld in Reue enden"04:49
  • 30"Amfortas! Die Wunde!"08:41
  • 31"Grausamer! Fühlst du im Herzen...Ich sah ihn...Nun such' ich ihn von Welt zu Welt"06:51
  • 32"Auf Ewigkeit wärst du verdammt"05:58
  • 33"Vergeh, unseliges Weib!"01:24
  • 34"Halt da! Dich bann' ich mit der rechten Wehr!"02:43
  • Act 3:
  • 35Prelude05:02
  • 36"Von dorther kam das Stöhnen"04:18
  • 37"Du tolles Weib! Hast du kein Wort für mich?"03:08
  • 38"In düstrem Waffenschmucke?"07:47
  • 39"Heil mir, daß ich dich wiederfinde!"03:40
  • 40"O Gnade! Höchstes Heil!"07:25
  • 41"Nicht so! Die heil'ge Quelle selbst"04:03
  • 42"Du wuchsest mir die Füsse"06:24
  • 43"Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön" - Karfreitagszauber09:47
  • 44"Mittag. Die Stund' ist da" - Verwandlungsmusik05:02
  • 45"Geleiten wir im bergenden Schrein"04:18
  • 46"Ja, Wehe! Weh' über mich!"07:44
  • 47"Nur eine Waffe taugt"09:20
  • Total Runtime04:19:47

Info for Wagner: Parsifal (Remastered 2017)



Referenz recording: This performance, recorded live, captures the return of Parsifal to the Bayreuth theater after more than a decade's absence. For whatever reason, Hitler banned performances during World War II, and the allies closed the festivals entirely until 1951. The conductor Hans Knappertsbusch, an apprentice of Wagner's disciple Hans Richter, was condemned to a virtual domestic exile for his openly sarcastic attitude toward the Nazis; so both he and the new Parsifal production were making their Bayreuth debuts. Knappertsbusch was put off by the starkly minimalist set designs, but none of that shows in his conducting. In spite of his famously slow tempi, the essential grandeur of the music is, if anything, enhanced. More significantly, this is one of those special performances that demonstrates what Nietsche considered the crux of Wagner's style--that open ocean swell that one can hear nowhere else. It is as much in evidence here as it is in the live Furtwangler Rings from England and Italy. I will not repeat the many capable evaluations of the singers in this production, but appreciate their realistic balance with the orchestra and chorus in the most natural recorded sound to come out of the 1951 festival. The sense of an historic occasion is very powerful, to my ears even more than in Furtwangler's Beethoven Ninth or Karajan's Meistersinger. The recorded sound is dramatically better, too, which may be no small part of the difference.

René Kollo, tenor (Parsifal)
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano (Kundry)
Zoltan Kelemen, bass baritone (Klingsor)
Gottlob Frick, bass (Gurnemanz)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone (Amfortas)
Hans Hotter, baritone (Titurel)
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano (Flower-Maidens)
Wiener Philharmoniker
Sir Georg Solti, conductor

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