Hans Knappertsbusch – The Opera Edition


Hans Knappertsbusch – The Opera Edition
Hans Knappertsbusch
Label
Decca Eloquence
Catalogue No.
4841800
Barcode
0028948418008
Format
19-CD
About

This Original Jackets collection offers the opportunity to celebrate the art of Hans Knappertsbusch, held in the deepest affection by many of the musicians and singers who worked with him. He was considered by many as High Priest of Bayreuth, and accordingly this edition includes his 1951 and 1962 Bayreuth traversals of Parsifal as well as the heartwarming Vienna Meistersinger of 1950–51, the Munich Fidelio of 1961 and several highlights with notable opera stars of his time.

 “He was such a king, such a lord” Hans Hotter on Hans Knappertsbusch

“Hans Knappertsbusch placed his trust in the inspiration of the moment and relied on a musicianship born of impulse, risking a great deal in his attempt to preserve freshness and spontaneity” Uwe Kraemer

ORIGINAL JACKETS – LIMITED EDITION 

TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

CDs 1–2
BEETHOVEN
Fidelio
Jan Peerce, Sena Jurinac, Deszö Ernster

CD 3
WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde (excerpts)
Birgit Nilsson, Grace Hoffman

CD 4
WAGNER
Die Walküre (Act I)
Kirsten Flagstad, Set Svanholm, Arnold van Mill

CDs 5–8
WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Paul Schöffler, Hilde Gueden, Günther Treptow, Karl Dönch

CDs 9–12
WAGNER
Parsifal
Bayreuth, 1951
Wolfgang Windgassen, George London, Hermann Uhde, Martha Mödl

CDs 13–16
WAGNER
Parsifal
Bayreuth, 1962
Jess Thomas, George London, Gustav Neidlinger, Irene Dalis

CD 17
Kirsten Flagstad sings Wagner

CD 18
George London sings Wagner

CD 19
RICHARD STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier

WAGNER
Tannhäuser
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
(excerpts)
Maria Reining, Paul Schöffler

MONO: CDs 5–12, 19
STEREO: CDs 1–4, 13–18