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Wagner: Parsifal / René Kollo, Ulrik Cold, Gisela Schroter, Theo Adam, Reid Bunger, Fred Teschler. Herbert Kegel, Leipzig Radio SO

Audio Samples

  1. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Prelude to Act 1
  2. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: He! Ho! Waldhüter ihr (Gurnemanz/Second Knight) $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Seht dort die wilde Reiterin! (Second Esquire/First Esquire/Second Knight/Kundry/Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Recht so! Habt Dank! (Amfortas/Second Knight/Gurnemanz/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: He, Du da! Was liegst du dort wie ein wildes Tier? (Third Esquire/Kundry/Fourth Esquire/Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: O wunden-wundervoller heiliger Speer! (Gurnemanz/Third Esquire/First Esquire/Second Esquire) $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Titurel, der fromme Held (Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Du konntest morden (Gurnemanz/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Wo bist du her? (Gurnemanz/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Den Vaterlosen gebar die Mutter (Kundry/Parsifal/Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: So recht! So nach des Grales Gnade (Gurnemanz/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Vom Bade kehrt der König heim (Gurnemanz/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Transformation Music $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Mein Sohn Amfortas, bist du am Amt? (Titurel/Amfortas) $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Enthüllet den Gral! (Titurel/Amfortas/Boys and Youths/Knights) $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 1: Was stehst du noch da? (Gurnemanz/Voices) $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Prelude to Act 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Die Zeit ist da (Klingsor) $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Erwachst du? Ha! Meinem Banne wieder verfallen (Klingsor) $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Ach! Ach! Tiefe Nacht... Wahnsinn... (Kundry/Klingsor) $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Furchtbare Not! So lacht nun der Teufel mein (Klingsor/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Jetzt schon erklimmt er die Burg (Klingsor/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Hier war das Tosen (Maidens/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Ihr schönen Kinder (Parsifal/Maidens) $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Komm, komm! Holder Knabe! (Maidens/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Parsifal! Weile! (Kundry/Parsifal/Maidens) $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust (Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Wehe! Wehe! Was tat ich? (Parsifal/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  29. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Amfortas! Die Wunde! (Parsifal/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  30. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Grausamer! Fühlst du im Herzen (Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  31. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Auf Ewigkeit wärst du verdammt (Parsifal/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  32. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 2: Vergeh, unseliges Weib! (Parsifal/Kundry/Klingsor) $0.69 on iTunes
  33. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Prelude to Act 3 $0.69 on iTunes
  34. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: Von dorther kam das Stöhnen (Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  35. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: Du tolles Weib! Hast du kein Wort für mich? (Gurnemanz/Kundry) $0.69 on iTunes
  36. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: Heil mir, daß ich dich wieder finde! (Parsifal/Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  37. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: O Herr! War es ein Fluch (Gurnemanz/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes
  38. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: Du wuschest mir die Füße (Parsifal/Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  39. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön (Parsifal/Gurnemanz) $0.69 on iTunes
  40. Wagner — Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3: Du siehst, das ist nicht so (Gurnemanz/Parsifal) $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Wagner's most elusive and enigmatic opera, Parsifal has given scholars much to think about it since its premiere in 1882. A cryptic mixture of Christian, pagan and oriental elements, as well as containing some nods to the 19th-century writings of Schopenhauer, the opera follows the medieval legend of the knights of the Holy Grail. With their leader Amfortas gravely injured, the Knights are in trouble, and turn to the unlikely hero Parsifal to steal back the holy spear Amfortas possessed when he was seduced and stabbed by Klingsor, an embittered ex-knight. On the way, Parsifal must battle the temptations of the flower maidens and the manipulative Kundry - this in addition to him discovering more about his own past. Wagner's last opera, Parsifal deals centrally with the theme of Mitleid, or compassion, a redemptive quality that is underlined by Wagner's gloriously sublime score. Featuring a stellar cast, this production was originally released in 1978 and has certainly stood the test of time. René Kollo takes the main role in a release that was lauded by Gramophone for its 'highly distinguished' singing and conducting 'unusual in its swiftness and dramatic candour'. With a first-class supporting cast that includes Gisela Schröter as the devious Kundry and Theo Adam as the despairing Amfortas, this Parsifal marks a wonderful tribute to Wagner's work of intense humanity. This reissue of the 1975 live recording of Wagner's Parsifal features a stellar cast: the great René Kollo in the title role, further Theo Adam, Gisela Schröter and Ulrik Cold, and the splendid Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig, conducted by Herbert Kegel, a specialist in late romantic repertoire. First issued on Berlin Classics this historic recording received high praise for its "unusual swiftness and dramatic candour" (Gramophone) and the "highly distinguished" title role of Rene Kollo. The booklet contains excellent liner notes in English and German, the libretto is available on the Brilliant Classics website. Recorded in Leipzig's Kongreßhalle in 1975. Contains extensive notes on the opera in English and German.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kongreáhalle Leipzig, Germany (01/11/1975).



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
  • Conductor: Herbert Kegel
  • Ensemble: Rundfunksinfonieorchester Leipzig
  • Running Time: 110 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882