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One of the best Meistersingers available,
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This review is from: Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg [Recorded 1951] (Audio CD)
Let me start by saying this is a far superior performance to the 70s EMI set, which I have always found lazy and predictable. Karajan's early 50s set from Bayreuth is the epitome of spontaneity, humour and geniality. For me this is a good 'live' counterpart to the Knappertsbusch studio version (still, I think, my favourite Meistersinger). Sound quality is ok for its time.