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Wagner: Lohengrin / Thomas, Silja, Varnay, Vinay, Crass, Krause. Sawallisch

Notes & Reviews:

Wolfgang Sawallisch was a greatly respected Wagnerian and his much-admired account of Lohengrin makes a welcome addition to Decca Opera as part of the Wagner anniversary celebrations.

The Penguin Guide
The Sawallisch recording was of a live performance at Bayreuth in 1962 and has a propulsive thrust over Wagner's expansive paragraphs, encouraged by the presence of an audience... the recording captures the unique flavour of the Festspielhaus splendidly... Sawallisch's direction is superb, fresh and direct, never obtrusive. On CD the sound is marvelously refined as well as atmospheric.


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