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Wydawnictwo: Orfeo
Nr katalogowy: C 850113
Nośnik: 3 CD
Data wydania: listopad 2017
EAN: 4011790850320
120,00 zł
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): niemiecki
Rodzaj: opera

Wagner: Lohengrin (Romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen)

Orfeo - C 850113
Karl Ridderbusch, Heinrich der Vogler, deutscher König - Baß
James King, Lohengrin - Tenor
Heather Harper, Elsa von Brabant - Sopran
Donald McIntyre, Friedrich von Telramund, brabantischer Graf - Bariton
Grace Hoffman, Ortrud, Telramunds Gemahlin - Sopran
Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele, Chor
Thomas Tipton, Der Heerrurfer des Königs - Bariton
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Rudolf Kempe
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Pizzicato 5
CD 1:
Act One

CD 2:
Act Two

CD 3:
Act Three
In the year of the premiere of Wolfgang Wagner’s second Lohengrin the eponymous hero found himself in a tight spot. At the end of the 1950s Sandor Kónya had taken the scepter in Bayreuth from Wolfgang Windgassen as the principal Knight of the Swan; at the height of his career in 1959, Kónya featured on a recording opposite Elisabeth Grümmer as Elsa (ORFEO C 691063). On the evening of the 1967 premiere of the new version however, the Hungarian tenor was gravely indisposed. No fewer than four tenors then stepped into the breach to sing his part. The first of them, James King, promptly sang his way to gaining “first night rights” for the following year. In 1968, however, Rudolf Kempe was no longer on the rostrum, though he was key to the success of the live recording of the second performance in 1967, which is now available on the ORFEO label (C 850113). Seven years earlier Kempe, with his sound instinctive feeling for music drama, had already plumbed the “mystic abyss” and conducted the entire Ring cycle. Yet his striving for continuous musical transparency resulted in an ever stronger degree of refinement. The 1967 Lohengrin may undoubtedly be viewed as the crowning glory of this development.

Bayreuth 1967

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