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Wagner: The Wagner Edition

Wagner: The Wagner Edition

"...must give utmost praise to conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who offers a whip-smart account of the score..." (International Record Review - Der Fliegende Holländer )

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

John Treleaven (Tristan); Deborah Polaski (Isolde); Erik Halfvarson (King Mark); Falk Struckmann (Kurwenal); Lioba Braun (Brangaene); Wolfgang Rauch ();

"De Billy’s version is both poetic and dramatic...A first class cast - Deborah Polaski is an excellent artist who brings to life a rich Isolde, full of hate and love, despair and abandonment." (El Mundo)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Nina Stemme (Isolde); Robert Gambill (Tristan); Katarina Karnéus (Brangäne); Bo Skovhus (Kurwenal); René Pape (King Marke); Stephen Gadd (Melot);

"I don’t think that I have ever witnessed a more perfect realisation of a Wagner opera than this superb Tristan und Isolde...[Ji?í B?lohlávek] is scrupulous with the score, and takes his time over it: the pauses and silences are immense and there is no factitious attempt to whip up excitement by speeding...a great and unforgettable occasion." (The Daily Telegraph)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Robert Dean Smith (Tristan); Iréne Theorin (Isolde);

"Peter Schneider conducted with real feeling for the score and the prelude to the first act stole upon the ear with the magic of Bayreuth’s amazing acoustics. Robert Dean Smith is now a fine Tristan with a really beautiful voice...Robert Holl made a moving King Marke, his magnificent bass nobly used. Some of the most beautiful singing came from Clemens Bieber’s Young Seaman at the beginning." (The Stage)

Wolf; Bruckner: Thielemann/Fleming Concert (Dresden)

Wolf; Bruckner: Thielemann/Fleming Concert (Dresden)

Renée Fleming (Soprano);

"romantic music as magic for the ears..." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)