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LOpera de Paris Malibran CDRG215

The Paris Opera 1900-1960 (Malibran Music)

Ten very well-filled discs documenting six glorious decades at the Paris Opera [RMo]

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Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Decca)

A recording for the ages, revealed in full splendour in a new re-mastering [JQ]

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Wagner: Orchestral Music (Beulah)

Neglected Gallic Wagner from Detroit proves a winner [DMD]

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Wagner: Die Walküre (Altus)

Schippers’s great Osaka Die Walküre is one of the great treasures of the Wagner discography [MB]

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Wagner: Orchestral Selections from Der Ring des Nibelungen (RCA/Sony)

It would be hard to find a more sumptuously played and superbly recorded Wagner disc than this one [MB]

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The Zurich Affair – Wagner’s One and Only Love (Naxos)

A worthwhile effort is sadly – but seriously – flawed [RMay]

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Monologues (Prospero)

An outstanding album, groundbreaking in repertoire and programming, beautifully performed and recorded [GPu]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) An unusual and challenging interpretation with exceptional performances by the two leads [AO]

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Deified (Pentatone)

Resplendent brass playing with Wagner’s Ring ruling lesser contemporary works [NB]

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – An Orchestral Passion (Oehms Classics)

A brisk and brusque compendium of the main Tristan themes for the impatient, would-be Wagnerian [RMo]

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Liebestod (Accentus Music)

A parcel of bleeding chunks that don’t quite add up [DMD]

Wagner: Die Walküre (Decca)

The ace that trumped Solti [LD]

Decca’s Golden Ring – The 2022 Remaster

An overview by Jack Lawson

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Wagner: Siegfried (Decca)

Triumph! Rejoice! Victory! Solti’s Ring, at last, as Wagner intended! [PCG]

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Wagner: Das Rheingold (Oehms Classics)

(Déjà Review) Both performance and engineering are of the highest quality [GD]

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen [Dynamic)

A spectacular staging of a visually impressive and finely performed Ring from Bulgaria [GT]

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Wagner: Orchestral Music (Deutsche Grammophon)

Classic Kubelík, wonderful Wagner [LD]

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Wagner: Golden Ring (Decca)

A sampler for the newly remastered Decca/Solti Ring demonstrates that the improvements are more than simply cosmetic [PCG]

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Neeme Järvi (conductor) In Concert (Chandos)

For the conductor’s fans only [SV]

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Fritz Busch (conductor) (Guild)

(Déjà Review) A welcome addition to Guild’s Fritz Busch series [BBr]

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Naxos)

An innovative and at times challenging production, with high calibre singing and playing [RWe]

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Wagner: The Golden Ring (Decca)

A glorious sampler heralding a complete project which promises the best sound yet for this greatest of Wagner recordings [RMo]