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DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
On a single High Fidelity Pure Audio Disc
Containing Wagner's libretti, this audiophile edition offers the superlative sound experience of what is generally acknowledged to be the greatest version of Wagner's supreme masterpiece.
Deluxe 300-page hard-back book in black and gold foil with slipcase.
Complete libretti in original German with English translation.
1 Blu-Ray Audio disk containing the complete Ring cycle remastered and presented in 24bit High Fidelity Pure Audio.
Sir Georg Solti's recording of Wagner's epic music-drama Der Ring des Nibelungen was a recording project on a scale without precedent and the first-ever studio recording of Wagner's masterpiece. Recorded between September 1958 and November 1965, it was masterminded by legendary producer John Culshaw and his technical team under the direction of chief engineer Gordon Parry. This massive undertaking set new standards in both opera recording and the possibilities of the effective and imaginative use of stereo.
The combination of Sir Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic with an international cast of the greatest Wagnerian singers available resulted in a recording which was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm and rave reviews and which quickly won numerous international awards.
**This release requires a Blu-Ray player, and contains no video content other than an on-screen menu. It plays on a standard Blu-Ray player, and is not restricted regionally in any way.
I was instantly transported into a fantastic sound world on this Blu-ray audio and found myself lost in a swirling stream of sonic colour --(Blu-ray.com Review)
The Greatest Recording of All Time --(BBC Music Magazine)
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