Parsifal


Parsifal by Melodram at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Compared to Knappertsbusch's stodgy, lethargic Bayreuth Parsifals from the 50s, this 1964 performance, Knappertsbusch's last, is quite different. Textures have lightened, tempos are faster, and Wagner's long arcs soar instead of sag. These qualities characterize Knappertsbusch's ''official'' 1962 Philips Parsifal, but 1964 has a better cast. Hotter relishes Gurnemanz's long, inward monologues, while, by contrast, Vickers projects the title role with wound-up intensity. Thomas Stewart's Amfortas


Parsifal by Melodram
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Compared to Knappertsbusch's stodgy, lethargic Bayreuth Parsifals from the 50s, this 1964 performance, Knappertsbusch's last, is quite different. Textures have lightened, tempos are faster, and Wagner's long arcs soar instead of sag. These qualities characterize Knappertsbusch's "official" 1962 Philips Parsifal, but 1964 has a better cast. Hotter relishes Gurnemanz's long, inward monologues, while, by contrast, Vickers projects the title role with wound-up intensity. Thomas Stewart's Amfortas bears his tortured burden with more dignity than usual, and the unsung (no pun intended) Barbro Ericson is as complete, complex, and affecting a Kundry as one can get. If you've been hankering for a Knappertsbusch parsifal, this is the one. Fine mono broadcast sound, but no texts. --Jed Distler

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Manufacturer:
Melodram
Category:
Voices
Release Date:
1997-07-01
UPC:
608974100421
Publisher:
Melodram
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
1997-07-01
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.48 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 1 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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