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[furt-l] WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER CONDUCTS DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜR NBERG

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  • Fred Maroth
    Just announced on Music & Arts website http://www.musicandarts.com WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER CONDUCTS DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG Music & ArtsCD-1153(4) John
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2004
      Just announced on Music & Arts website http://www.musicandarts.com
      WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER CONDUCTS DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
      Music & ArtsCD-1153(4)
      John Ardoin wrote: "Furtwängler's conducting of Meistersinger is
      surprisingly swift and even impetuous, and what little rumination there
      is...is limited primarily to the opening of the third act through Sachs's
      Wahnmonolog. Otherwise, this is an affectionate and lively performance,
      whose great wealth of detail is achieved without sacrificing spirit and
      impulse... [Most of the cast] are musically and vocally an undisciplined and
      undistinguished lot, even Josef Greindl as Pogner. [That] Furtwängler
      [nonetheless] manages to make this performance so vivid in the face of such
      vocal adversity speaks volumes for the commitment and insight at work here.
      There is not a page of the score on which he does not leave his stamp."

      Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and
      Chorus, 15-24 July 1943, with Maria Müller (Eva), Camilla Kallab
      (Magdalena), Max Lorenz (Walther von Stolzing), Jaro Prohaska (Hans Sachs),
      Josef Greindl (Pogner), Benno Arnold (Kunz Vogelgesang), Helmut Fehn (Konrad
      Nachtigall), Eugen Fuchs (Beckmesser), Fritz Krenn (Fritz Kothner), Gerhard
      Witting (Balthasar Zorn), Karl Frollmann (Augustin Moser), Herbert
      Gosebruch (Hermann Ortel), Gustav Rödin (Ulrich Eisslinger), Franz Sauer
      (Hans Schwarz), Alfred Dome (Hans Foltz), Erich Zimmermann (David), Erich
      Pina (Nightwatchman). Bonus: 4 short orchestral works conducted by
      Furtwangler: Die Meistersinger-Act I Prelude (BPO, 2-19-49);
      Parsifal-Karfreitagszauber (BPO, 4-25-51); Götterdämmerun-Siegfried's
      Funeral March (BPO, 2-19-49) and Tristan und Isolde-Prelude and Liebestod
      (BPO, 11-8-42). Restoration: Ed Wilkinson (2004); notes by the late John
      Ardoin. 4 CDs, Total time: 4 hrs 56 min. [AAD] UPC # 017685-11532-5.

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