Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Gramophone Guide to the Best Wagner Recordings

Here is Gramophone's verdict on Wagner's recorded legacy. There are some surprising choices – would you take Solti and the Copenhagen Ring as your two top selections, for example, over Furtwängler or the many magnificent Rings from post-War Bayreuth? Or Placido Domingo and Nina Stemme over Ludwig Suthaus and Kirsten Flagstad in Tristan und Isolde? But Mike Ashman's survey of recordings of the Ring is useful and insightful, and there is plenty to think about here. Even the most dedicated Wagnerian will find some major gaps in their collection.

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