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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare case in modern times where expectations have been more or less fulfilled. Very fine indeed!
It was not so long ago that the prospect of a new recording of any complete segment of the Ring aroused excited anticipation, but for the last 20 years or so this has been replaced by anticipated disappointment to outright dread!
Cycles from Haenchen, Simone Young, Weigel and Thielemann have all had their merits, but vocally they have been at best serviceable...
Published 19 months ago by D. S. CROWE

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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent
It's really problematic how to rate this recording. By modern standards, it is very decent and even better. However, if you give 5 stars to recordings like Solti's, this can't compete at all. 3 stars then - "it's ok", as Amazon puts it. But it is important to remember that "ok" is a very rare and exciting situation for a recent Wagnerian recording, since most of them are...
Published 19 months ago by Narloth


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!, 9 May 2013
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This review is from: Wagner: Die Walkure (Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev) (Audio CD)
Good musicality, nice singers.Kaufmanns voice, splendid in this role.
Maybe the conductor could have done, some more with the or chestra?
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than many., 23 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Wagner: Die Walkure (Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev) (Audio CD)
Well, alright, it's not got the ultimate degree of passion but then one doesn't always want Wagner at white heat. The singing is much better than what passes for Wagner these days (compare, say, the Halle recording), very much so in the case of Stemme, Kaufmann and Pape, and if you revel in Wagner's orchestration it's a good recording to have. I'd have preferred a slightly more open acoustic, perhaps. I'm glad to have it on the shelf and suspect I may be listening again more frequently than first hearing suggests.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellente Walkyrie, 3 Mar 2013
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wonderful recordings ; singers and orchestra at their top ; Jonas Kaufmann unique as Siegmund ; René Pape very convincing
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