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Der Ring des Nibelungen – Georg Solti (Super Deluxe Edition)

Item# 028947837022


Der Ring des Nibelungen – Georg Solti (Super Deluxe Edition)

Composer:  Richard Wagner
Release Date:  November 6, 2012
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Artists:
Birgit Nilsson
Regine Crespin
Kirsten Flagstad
Wolfgang Windgassen
James King
Gerhard Stolze
Set Svanholm
Christa Ludwig
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hans Hotter
Gottlob Frick
Gustav Neidlinger
Orchestra:  Vienna Philharmonic
Label:  Decca Records

This Solti Ring, recorded between 1958 and 1964 and newly re-mastered, features the Vienna Philharmonic and an international cast of the greatest Wagnerian singers.
This deluxe edition includes: the complete Ring cycle on 14 CDs, complete German/English libretto, a CD with Deryck Cooke’s Introduction to the Ring des Nibelungen (and a book with the spoken text and music examples), a copy of John Culshaw’s book Ring Resounding, a DVD of the BBC documentary The Golden Ring, a CD of overtures and other works led by Solti, a blu-ray audio disc of the Ring, a facsimile of one of Solti’s working, marked-up scores, and art print quality photos of the recording sessions.


“The greatest recording of all time!”
—BBC Music Magazine, January 2012
 

Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen

Conceived and written over a period of more than 25 years, Wagner’s Ring cycle is an epic musical journey of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Its story of gods, dwarves, and men and the quest for an all-powerful ring was inspired by many sources, including 13th-century Icelandic writings and the medieval German Nibelungenlied. The complete cycle was first seen at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876. The Met’s landmark production, directed by Robert Lepage, premiered over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. The DVD release of its Live in HD presentation won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.

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