Ordered Solti on Rheingold tonight, got a good coupon in my email from BMG (50% and Free shipping), I figured $16.99 shipped was a good bargain.
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9/19/05 at 11:27pm
Originally Posted by Absorbine_Sr
And thanks to suggestions made here I have just received the 1935/38 Die Walkure with Hotter and Melchior from Naxos. This has been a very helpful thread.
Originally Posted by Vicious Tyrant
Sorry to drag this [excellent] thread up, but I made a "minor" discovery that I thought would fit in here.
I picked up an old book called "Ring Resounding" last week - anyone read this? Its a great read which has enhanced my enjoyment of the Solti recording and the recording process in general.
The book is written by some guy who was close to the production of Solti's Ring and its a kind of diary, I guess, about the process. Just fascinating. Doesn't shed a great deal of light on the music itself, so don't think it adds much commentary there.
But I highly recommend picking this up to add to your appreciation of how difficult a task this recording was.
Originally Posted by mbhaub
Time to revive this thread, as a "new" Ring is coming: the legendary 1955 Bayreuth live Ring with J. Keilberth at the helm is being released this year on Testament, starting with Siegfried this month. The other three coming in March, May and July. This is the first real stereo version, Decca withheld it in favor of the Solti set that would occupy them for 10 more years. Haven't heard it yet, but am champing at the bit to strap on the headphones, grab a glass of Jaegermeister, and wallow in it. The singers are the like of which we'll probably never have again. Windgassen in his prime! I can't wait. Here's the site: http://www.testament.uk.com
I hope several of you acquire it so we can argue about it.
Originally Posted by zotjen
Good news but with Testament releasing it we can expect astronomical prices. I'm betting about $60 per opera.