The best recordings of Wagner

We choose some of the finest recordings of Wagner's great operatic works on disc

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The best recordings of Wagner
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Die Meistersinger
Gerald Finley et al; LPO, Glyndebourne Chorus/Vladimir Jurowski 
Opus Arte OA1085D (DVD)

An intimate, glowing performance, with Gerald Finley on form as Hans Sachs.

 

 

 

Die Walküre 
Matthias Goerne et al; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra/Jaap van Zweden
Naxos 8.660394-97

A high-quality performance of the most passionate Ring opera at a bargain price.

 

 

 

Overtures & Preludes 
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos CHSA5126

From Die Feen to Die Meistersinger, an orchestral disc that shows Wagner at his most vivid.

 

 

 

The Ring Cycle
Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter et al; Vienna PO/Georg Solti
Decca 478 8370

The most spectacular Ring of all and a landmark of recorded music history.

 

 

 

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