Tuesday, July 04, 2006

My dream Festspiele

Since I doubt that I will be able to get to a Festspiele anytime soon, I thought that I would program my ideal Bayreuth Festival. You all can follow along, if you're so inclined. To be fair, I thought that I would limit it to recordings made at the Festspielhaus.

Der fliegende Holländer: Joseph Keilberth, 1955
Lohengrin: Eugen Jochum, 1954
Tannhäuser: André Cluytens, 1955
Tristan und Isolde:
Karl Böhm, 1966
Die Meistersinger von
Nürnberg: Wilhelm Furtwängler, 1943
Der Ring des Nibelungen: Pierre Boulez, 1980
Parsifal: Hans Knappertsbusch, 1962

As Frau Wagner said, it's far better to be furious than bored.


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