Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mega Bargain, Wagner complete £67!

Cheap Wagner for us plebs! The complete works of Richard Wagner in a 43 CD for £75, £67.50 if you buy early. This works out to just over £1 per CD.  Deutsche Grammophon corrals the anniversary market with this new box set out 5th November. Needless to say, the recordings are classic DG releases,  such as the complete James Levine Ring des Nibelungen, Solti's Parsifal and Lohengrin,  Kleiber's Tristan und Isolde,  all of which will be in Wagner collections, but will be useful as convenient backup. More unusual, recordings of Die Feen and Das Liebesverbot (Edward Downes), and Heinrich Hollreiser's 1976 Dresden Rienzi. (Rene Kollo, Wenberg, Adam, Schreier). For that price don't expect printed booklets, though there will be links to online libretti. Excellent Xmas gift.

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