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RICHARD WAGNER: PARSIFAL: ACT III
CD-1067(1)

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Writes David Breckbill in his liner notes: "?he intensity and unanimity of the orchestral playing of this Parsifal Act 3 makes it one of the most atypical of Knappertsbusch's studio recordings. Rather bright recorded sound may contribute to this impression, but the tempo, marginally quicker than was Knappertsbusch's general tendency in the theatre, is translated by the orchestra into flexibly urgent utterance. This account…never sounds under-involved or uncomprehending as Knappertsbusch's orchestras sometimes do in the studio."


CD-1067(1) RICHARD WAGNER: PARSIFAL: ACT III. Broadcast Studio Production (Berlin, RRG, 31 March 1942) with Elsa Larcén (soprano) as Kundry, Karl Hartmann (tenor) as Parsifal, Hans Wocke (baritone) or Hans Reinmar (baritone) as Amfortas, and Ludwig Weber (basso) as Gurnemanz; Chor des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin and Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin, conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch. 76:35 (A co-production with Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv). UPC # 0-17685-10672-9.

Sound Clips (MP3):

1. Parsifal, Orchestervorspiel
2. Parsifal, Von dorther kam das Stöhnen
3. Parsifal, Du tolles Weib!
4. Parsifal, Heil dir, mein Gast!
5. Parsifal, Heil mir, dass ich dich wiederfinde!
6. Parsifal, O Gnade! Höchstes Heil!
7. Parsifal, Und ich- ich bin's
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