There are 51 recordings on file in which Lauritz Melchior appears

Order by year

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1 ROMBERG SIGMUND - STUDENT PRINCE (THE)-Orchestra - Young Victor 1950(SE)*

2 WAGNER RICHARD - GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-London Philharmonic Orchestra - Beecham Thomas 1936(LE)*

3 WAGNER RICHARD - GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1936(LI)*

4 WAGNER RICHARD - GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-London Philharmonic Orchestra - Furtwängler Wilhelm 1937(LE)*

5 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Orchester - NOT KNOWN 1926(SE)*

6 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1934(LE)*

7 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1935(LI)*

8 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1940(LI)*

9 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - McArthur Edwin 1940(SE)*

10 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1942(LI)*

11 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1943(LI)*

12 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1945(LI)*

13 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Busch Fritz 1947(LI)*

14 WAGNER RICHARD - LOHENGRIN-Metropolitan Opera - Stiedry Fritz 1950(LI)*

15 WAGNER RICHARD - PARSIFAL-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1938(LI)*

16 WAGNER RICHARD - PARSIFAL-RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - McArthur Edwin 1940(SE)*

17 WAGNER RICHARD - SIEGFRIED-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1937(LI)*

18 WAGNER RICHARD - TANNHÄUSER-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1935(LE)*

19 WAGNER RICHARD - TANNHÄUSER-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1936(LI)*

20 WAGNER RICHARD - TANNHÄUSER-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1941(LI)*

21 WAGNER RICHARD - TANNHÄUSER-Metropolitan Opera - Szell George 1942(LI)*

22 WAGNER RICHARD - TANNHÄUSER-Metropolitan Opera - Breisach Paul 1944(LI)*

23 WAGNER RICHARD - TANNHÄUSER-Metropolitan Opera - Stiedry Fritz 1948(LI)*

24 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-London Symphony Orchestra - Coates Albert 1927-29(SCE)*

25 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1933(11 March)(LE)*

26 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1933(3 March)(LE)*

27 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1934(LE)*

28 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1935(LI)*

29 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-London Philharmonic Orchestra - Reiner Fritz 1936(LI)*

30 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-San Francisco Opera - Reiner Fritz 1937(Act 2;LE)*

31 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-London Philharmonic Orchestra - Beecham Thomas 1937(LC)*

32 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1937(LI)*

33 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1938(LE:Acts 1 & 2;29/1/38)*

34 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1938(LE;Act 3;16/4/38?)*

35 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1940(LI)*

36 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1941(LI)*

37 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1943(LI)*

38 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) - Busch Fritz 1943(LI)*

39 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Busch Fritz 1948(LI)*

40 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Metropolitan Opera - Perlea Ionel 1949(LI)*

41 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Berliner Staatsoper - Seidler-Winkler Bruno 1935 & 1938(Act 2;SE)*

42 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Wiener Philharmoniker - Walter Bruno 1935(Act 1:SE)*

43 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-San Francisco Opera - Reiner Fritz 1936(Act 2:LE)*

44 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Bodanzky Artur 1937(LE)*

45 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1940(LI) (New York)*

46 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1940(LI)(Boston)*

47 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Leinsdorf Erich 1941(LI)*

48 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Szell George 1944(LI)*

49 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Breisach Paul 1946(LI)*

50 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Stiedry Fritz 1947(LI)*

51 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Jensen Thomas 1960(Act 1;LE)*

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The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg performed in English

Conductor Victor Young - 1950(SE)

Orchestra - Orchestra

Prince Karl Franz - Lauritz Melchior

Dr. Engel - Lee Sweetland

Kathie - Jane Wilson

Princess Margaret - Gloria Lane

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Black Disc - American Decca Album DAU 771 (DU 40165-67) {3x78s} American Decca Album 9-45 (9-40165-67) {3x45s}; American Decca 7008 {1x10in-LP} American Decca DL 8362 {1LP} Ace of Hearts AH 8 (+The Vagabond King - excerpts)

Compact Disc; - Decca «Broadway» 440 018 732-2 (+The Merry Widow - excerpts) {1CD} (2002)ª

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Comments:- Recorded on 27, 28 April 1950. The following excerpts are performed: Overture; Deep in my heart, dear; Students' marchiing song; Golden days; Drinking song; Serenade; Just we two; Finale - Golden days - Gaudeamus - Serenade - Deap in my heart, dear.

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Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Thomas Beecham - 1936(LE)

Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Covent Garden

Brünnhilde - Frida Leider

Siegfried - Lauritz Melchior

Hagen - Emanuel List

Gunther - Herbert Janssen

Gutrune - Maria Nezádal

Waltraute - Kerstin Thorborg

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 167 {2LPS} (1959)ª; Unique Opera Records Corporation UORC 234 {2LPS} (1975)ª

Compact Disc; - *Preiser Records 90266 {1CD} (1996)ª; *Mike Richter Audio Encyclopedia AE 103 «Sir Thomas Beecham» {1xCD-ROM} (2004)ª; Guild «Immortal Performances» GHCD 2311/12 (+Wagner scenes with Leider) {2CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.136; HARRIS p.233; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1088; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.16/17 p.150; MET p.727; MET(VID) p.444; PENGUIN p.522; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.44; Opera October 1995 p.1166; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.108; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera - April 1999 pp.399-405 [AB]

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Opera Now - July/August 1998 p.97 [ST]

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Opera News - January 11 1997 p.42

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Diapason - No.423 février 1996 p.123

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American Record Guide - November/December 1996 Vol.59 No.6 p.292

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Wagner News - Issue No.121 June 1997 p.19 (mention)

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Classical Express - Issue 99 June 1998 p.6 [MT]

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The Record Collector - Vol.50 No.4 December 2005 pp.275-276 [MS]

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Classic Record Collector - Winter 2005 p.101 [MA]: Summer 2008 pp.95-06 [SH]

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Répertoire - No.90 avril 1996 p.68

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CLASSICAL disCDigest - Vol.5 No.2 Issue 16 p.52 (mention)

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at Covent Garden (14 May 1936)

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Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1936(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Brünnhilde - Marjorie Lawrence

Siegfried - Lauritz Melchior

Hagen - Ludwig Hofmann

Alberich - Eduard Habich

Gunther - Friedrich Schorr

Gutrune - Dorothee Manski

Waltraute - Kathryn Meisle

Woglinde - Edita Fleischer

Wellgunde - Irra Petina

Floßhilde - Doris Doe

First Norn - Doris Doe

Second Norn - Irra Petina

Third Norn - Inge Manski

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 489 (+Der fliegende; Holländer - excerpts) {4LPS} (1969)ª

Compact Disc; - Walhall WHL 24 {3CDS}; Naxos «Historical» 8.110041-43 {3CDS} (1999)ª; *Naxos «Historical» 8.110228-30 {3CDS} (2002)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.501106 (cycle made up of performances in 1936, 1937, 1941) {11CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.136; HARRIS p.233; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1088; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.16/17 p.150; MET p.727; MET(VID) p.444; PENGUIN p.522; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.44; Opera October 1995 p.1166; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.108; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - September 1999 p.102 [AB]

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Opera Now - May/June 1997 p.95; July/August 1999 p.96 [ST]

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Orpheus - Dezember 2000 S.77 [DN]; Heft 7+8 Juli+August 2003 S.81-S.82 [LS]; Heft 9+10 September+Oktober 2003 S.83 [DN]

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Opéra International - novembre 1999 No.240 p.69 [FL-2]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.172 p.223

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International Record Review - February 2001 p.109 [MVA]: October 2003 pp.28-29 [MVA]

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Correo Musical Argentino - No.174 marzo 1996 p.2

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Musica (Milano) - N.114 ottobre-novembre 1999 p.133 [SH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.60 mayo 2003 pp.84-85 [VM]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (11 January 1936)

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Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler - 1937(LE)

Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Covent Garden

Brünnhilde - Kirsten Flagstad

Siegfried - Lauritz Melchior

Hagen - Ludwig Weber

Gunther - Herbert Janssen

Gutrune - Maria Nezádal

Waltraute - Kerstin Thorborg

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 431 {2LPS} (1968)ª; Discocorp «Reference Recordings» RR 429 {2LPS} (1979)ª

Compact Disc; - Eklipse EKR 62 (1997)ª; Music & Arts CD 1025 (+Die Walküre Act 3) {2CDS} (1998)ª; Dante LYS 219-221 {3CDS} (+excerpts - Vienna - London); Gebhardt JGCD 0003 {2CDS} (1999)ª

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Recordings of Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.136; HARRIS p.233; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1088; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.16/17 p.150; MET p.727; MET(VID) p.444; PENGUIN p.522; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.44; Opera October 1995 p.1166; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.108; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera - April 1999 pp.399-405 [AB]

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Fanfare - Vol.22 No.2 November/December 1998 p.358 [WY]

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Classical Express - Issue No.85 April 1997 p.4: Issue No.115 October 1999 p.4 (mention) [MT]

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Wagner News - Issue No.120 March 1997 p.15 (mention): Issue No.121 June 1997 p.19 (mention)

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International Opera Collector - Summer 1997 No.4 p.99

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ARSC Journal - Vol.30 No.1 Spring 1999 p.60 [GAG]

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American Record Guide - January/February 2000 Vol.63 No.1 p.242 [RVL]

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Répertoire - No.122 mars 1999 p.82 [PF]

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Musica (Milano) - N.111 Anno 23 aprile-maggio 1999 p.108 [LG]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.40 julio-agosto 2000 p.100 [LB]

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at Covent Garden (1 June 1937). An excerpt from Act 2 of the performance on 7 June 1938 with Frida Leider as Brünnhilde, Lauritz Melchior as Siegfried, Wilhelm Schirp as Hagen, Herbert Janssen as Gunther, and Anny von Stosch as Gutrune is included as a «filler» on the EKLIPSEand Dante LYS CDs. The Music & Arts has recordings of the finales of each of thethree acts. The Gebhardt CDs are listed in GRAMOPHONE October 1999 p.162

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor NOT KNOWN - 1926(SE)

Orchestra - Orchester

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Emmy Bettendorf

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Black Disc; - Parlophone E 10515, E 10527, E 10540 (+Undine - excerpt) {3x78s-5sides} (1926)ª

Compact Disc; - Preiser 89068 (included in Lebendige Vergangenheit - Lauritz ; Melchior II) {1CD} (1993)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1927 p.319 [CM]; February 1927 p.377 (HK); March 1927 pp.418-419 [HK]

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Comments:- Recording of the «Bridal chamber scene» (September 1926). It appears that E 10527 and 10540 were issued in the UK in 1927 (i.e. after E 10515). See the Parlophone advertisments in The Gramophone February 1927 (advertisment v) and March 1927 (advertisment v)

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1934(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Elisabeth Rethberg

Ortrud - Maria Olszewska

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera EJS 504 (+Tannhäuser - excerpts) {2LPS} (1970)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at the MET (24 March 1934)

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1935(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Lotte Lehmann

Ortrud - Marjorie Lawrence

Friedrich von Telramund - Friedrich Schorr

König Heinrich - Emanuel List

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Julius Huehn

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Compact Disc; - Melodram 37049; Walhall WHL 35 {3CDS}; Gebhardt JGCD; 0023-2 {3CDS} (2000)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Classical Express - Issue No.128 November 2000 p.6 [MT]

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Répertoire - No.169 juin 2003 pp.101-102 [TP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (21 December 1935)

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1940(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Elisabeth Rethberg

Ortrud - Kerstin Thorborg

Friedrich von Telramund - Julius Huehn

König Heinrich - Emanuel List

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Leonard Warren

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 135 {3LPS} (1958)ª

Compact Disc; - Walhall WHL-18 {3CDS} (1995)ª; Gebhardt JGCD 0007 {3CDS} (1999)ª; Arkadia «Golden Age» 3CD GA 2020 {3CDS} (2000)ª; *Guild «Immortal Performances» GHCD 2278-2280 {3CDS} (2004)ª; Membran 220726 {3CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - November 1995 p.38

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Classical Express - Issue No.117 December 1999 p.4 [MT]: Issue No.125 August 2000 p.1 [MT]

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International Record Review - October 2000 p.116 [MVA]: July/August 2004 p.80 [MT]

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Wagner News - Issue No.110 July 1995 p.18

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Répertoire - No.166 mars 2003 pp.102-103 [TP]

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Opéra Magazine - No.7 mai 2006 p.75 [FL-2]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (27 January 1940) (See Wagner News April 1995 p.13)

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Edwin McArthur - 1940(SE)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Kirsten Flagstad

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Black Disc; - Victor Masterworks Set M 897 (11-8159 - 11-8160) {2x78s} (1940)ª; RCA Victor LCT 1105 (+Parsifal - excerpt) {1LP} (1952)ª; HMV ALP 1276 (+Parsifal - excerpt) {1LP} (1955)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1955 pp.283-284 [AR]

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Opera - February 1963 p.118 [HDR]

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Comments:- Recording of the «Bridal chamber scene».

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1942(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Astrid Varnay

Ortrud - Kerstin Thorborg

Friedrich von Telramund - Herbert Janssen

König Heinrich - Norman Cordon

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Leonard Warren

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 605

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

Comments:- «Nearly complete» recording of a performance at the MET (17 January 1942). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1943(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Astrid Varnay

Ortrud - Kerstin Thorborg

Friedrich von Telramund - Alexander Svéd

König Heinrich - Norman Cordon

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Mack Harrell

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Black Disc; - Unique Opera Records Corporation UORC 179 {3LPS} (1973)ª

Compact Disc; - Myto 3MCD 923.66 (+Macbeth - highlights) (3CDS} (1992)ª; Myto 3MCD 981.H002 {3CDS} (1998)ª; Arkadia «The Golden Age» GA 2036 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110235-37 (+excerpts - Melchior - Bettendorf) {3CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - 11+12 Nov-Dez 2006 S.58-59 [US]

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Opéra International - No.170 juin 1993 p.77

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Diapason - No.399 décembre 1993 p.190

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.161 p.143

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Wagner News - No.105 October 1994 p.13

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Classical Express - Issue 100 July 1998 p.4 (mention) [MT]

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International Record Review - May 2001 p.80 [MVA]

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Répertoire - No.59 juin 1993 p.90

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Classica Répertoire - No.77 novembre 2005 p.105 [AT]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (2 January 1943). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.269-271.

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1945(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Astrid Varnay

Ortrud - Kerstin Thorborg

Friedrich von Telramund - Alexander Svéd

König Heinrich - Norman Cordon

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Mack Harrell

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (24 February 1945). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.269-271. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». «Excellent Act 1. fair to good Acts 2,3 (some noisy sides)»

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Busch - 1947(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Helen Traubel

Ortrud - Margaret Harshaw

Friedrich von Telramund - Osie Hawkins

König Heinrich - Dezsö Ernster

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Hugh Thompson

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Black Disc; - Cetra «Opera Live» LO 24 {4LPS}; Accord ACC 150031 {4LPS} (France) (1982)ª

Compact Disc; - GRAMOFONO 2000 AB 78747-49 {3CDS} (1997)ª; Omega Opera Archive 1418 (& 601 & 1179 & 4479); Walhall Eternity Series WLCD 0205 {3CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - janvier 1998 No.220 p.52 [FL-2]

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Classical Express - Issue 93 December 1997 p.3 [AJ]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.106 enero 1998 p.35 (mention) [JS]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.107 enero-febrero 2008 p.92, p.94 [JMP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (25 January 1947). The Accord LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE December 1982 p.761. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM).

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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1950(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Lohengrin - Lauritz Melchior

Elsa - Helen Traubel

Ortrud - Astrid Varnay

Friedrich von Telramund - Herbert Janssen

König Heinrich - Dezsö Ernster

Der Heerrufer des Königs - Frank Guarrera

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Black Disc - Danacord DACO 111-113 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Danacord DACOCD 222-224 {3CDS}; Archipel ARPCD 0127 {3CDS} (2003)ª; Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0146 {3CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.60; HARRIS p.141; Opera on Record p.354; CELLETTI p.1099; Opera on CD (1) p.63 (2) p.71 (3) p.79 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.143-144 p.190; MET p.684; MET(VID) p.424; PENGUIN p.526; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Opera on Video p.116; GIUDICI p.1077 (2) p.1728; Répertoire No.94 septembre 1996 p.12

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - November (published September) 2003 p.114 [AB]

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Opéra International - mars 1984 No.68 pp.53-54 [SS]

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Classica Répertoire - No.79 février 2006 p.104 [AT]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.89 abril 2006 p.86 [JR]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (7 January 1950; see «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» by Paul Jackson pp.482-484). The Danacord LPs are advertized in GRAMOPHONE December 1983 p.739

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1938(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Amfortas - Friedrich Schorr

Titurel - Norman Cordon

Gurnemanz - Emanuel List

Parsifal - Lauritz Melchior

Klingsor - Arnold Gabor

Kundry - Kirsten Flagstad

Alto Stimme - Doris Doe

Knappe 1 - Natalie Bodanya

Knappe 2 - Helen Olheim

Knappe 3 - Giordano Paltrinieri

Knappe 4 - Karl Laufkötter

Blumenmädchen 1 - Susanne Fisher

Blumenmädchen 2 - Irra Petina

Blumenmädchen 3 - Helen Olheim

Blumenmädchen 4 - Hilda Burke

Blumenmädchen 5 - Thelma Votipka

Blumenmädchen 6 - Doris Doe

Ritter 1 - George Cehanovsky

Ritter 2 - Louis D' Angelo

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 484 {4LPS} (1969)ª

Compact Disc; - Myto 982 H013 {3CDS} (1998)ª; Guild Immortal Performances GHCD 2201 (Act 2 +extract from Act 3 with Herbert;; Janssen) {1CD} (2001}ª

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Recordings of Parsifal by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Parsifal on Record by Jonathan Brown; HARRIS p.215; Opera on Record p.440; CELLETTI p.1119; Opera on CD (1) p.73 (2) p.81 (3) p.90; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.38-39, No.213 p.168; Der Opernführer - Parsifal; MET p.734; MET(VID) p.448; PENGUIN 532 ; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 April-March 1994 p.60, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1154 (2) p.1816; The Gramophone April 2005 p.44

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1998 p.40 [RC]

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Orpheus - Oktober 2002 S.52 (Act 2) (mention) [SS]

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Classical Express - Issue 101 August 1998 p.1 (mention): Issue 102 September 1998 p.6 [MT]

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International Record Review - April 2002 p.80, p.83 (Act 2) [MVA], May 2002 p.12 (letter)

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Wagner News - Issue No.150 June 2002 p.24 (Act 2) [ARB]

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Classic Record Collector - Summer 2002 pp.100-101 [JTH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.54 octubre 2002 pp.84-85 (Act 2) [SG]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (15 April 1938). Act 2 was conducted by Erich Leinsdorf. See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» p.152

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Edwin McArthur - 1940(SE)

Orchestra - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Parsifal - Lauritz Melchior

Klingsor - Gordon Dilworth

Kundry - Kirsten Flagstad

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Black Disc; - Victor Masterworks Set M 755 (17774 - 17777) {4x78s} (1940)ª; RCA Victor LCT 1105 (+Lohengrin - excerpt) {1LP} (1952)ª; HMV ALP 1276 (+Lohengrin - excerpt) {1LP} (1955)ª

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Recordings of Parsifal by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Parsifal on Record by Jonathan Brown; HARRIS p.215; Opera on Record p.440; CELLETTI p.1119; Opera on CD (1) p.73 (2) p.81 (3) p.90; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.38-39, No.213 p.168; Der Opernführer - Parsifal; MET p.734; MET(VID) p.448; PENGUIN 532 ; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 April-March 1994 p.60, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1154 (2) p.1816; The Gramophone April 2005 p.44

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - December 1955 pp.283-284 [AR]

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Opera - February 1963 p.118 [HDR]

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Comments:- Recording of Act 2 starting with «Dies Alles hab' ich nun geträumt?» to the end of the act.

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Siegfried by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1937(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Siegfried - Lauritz Melchior

Mime - Karl Laufkötter

Wanderer - Friedrich Schorr

Brünhilde - Kirsten Flagstad

Alberich - Eduard Habich

Erda - Kerstin Thorborg

Fafner - Emanuel List

Waldvogel - Stella Andreva

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 173 {4LPS} (1960)ª; Bruno Walter Society BWS 373 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Music and Arts CD-696 {3CDS}; Archipel ARPCD 0006 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Guild GHCD 2207/8/9 {3CDS} (2002)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110211-13 {3CDS} (2002)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.501106 (cycle made up of performances in 1936, 1937, 1941) {11CDS} (2003)ª; Bensar OL 13037 (BRO 125832) {3CDRS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Siegfried by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.136; HARRIS p.233; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1136; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scene Opéra No.14 p.132; MET p.721; MET(VID) p.441; PENGUIN p.542; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.44; Opera October 1995 p.1166; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - March 2002 p.44 [RC]; Awards Issue 2002 p.110 [AB]

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Orpheus - Heft 7+8 Juli+August 2003 S.81-S.82 [LS]

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Diapason - No.498 décembre 2002 p.126 [PK]

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International Record Review - February 2001 p.109 [MVA]: October 2002 p.86 [MVA]: October 2003 pp.28-29 [MVA]

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Classic Record Collector - Summer 2002 pp.100-101 [JTH]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.55 noviembre 2002 p.88 [PN]: No.57 enero-febrero 2003 pp.86-87 [JMP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (30 January 1937). The CDRs issued on the Bensar label are (were?) listed on the website of «berkshire record outlet inc.» (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1935(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior

Elisabeth - Maria Müller

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Richard Bonelli

Venus - Dorothee Manski

Walther von der Vogelweide - Hans Clemens

Biterolf - Arnold Gabor

Reinmar von Zweter - James Wolfe

Hirt - Lillian Clark

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera EJS 504 (+Lohengrin - excerpts) {2LPS} (1970)ª

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 617

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Recordings of Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.59; HARRIS p.268; Opera on Record p.346; CELLETTI p.1143; Opera on CD (1) p.62 (2) p.69 (3) p.78; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.63-64 p.186, mise à jour mars 2004; MET p.677; MET(VID) p.420; PENGUIN p.547; Stereophile July 1990 p.160; Wagner News Issue No.97 p.18; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March/April 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1068 (2) p.1717; Orpheus August + September 2002 S.81

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at the MET (12 January 1935). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1936(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior

Elisabeth - Kirsten Flagstad

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Lawrence Tibbett

Venus - Margaret Halstead

Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Emanuel List

Walther von der Vogelweide - Hans Clemens

Biterolf - Arnold Gabor

Heinrich der Schreiber - Giordano Paltrinieri

Reinmar von Zweter - James Wolfe

Hirt - Edita Fleischer

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 109 {3LPS} (1956)ª

Compact Disc; - Walhall WHL 30 {3CDS} (1996)ª; Archipel APRCD 0038 (+Flagstad - recital) {3CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.59; HARRIS p.268; Opera on Record p.346; CELLETTI p.1143; Opera on CD (1) p.62 (2) p.69 (3) p.78; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.63-64 p.186, mise à jour mars 2004; MET p.677; MET(VID) p.420; PENGUIN p.547; Stereophile July 1990 p.160; Wagner News Issue No.97 p.18; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March/April 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1068 (2) p.1717; Orpheus August + September 2002 S.81

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - July/August 2002 p.101 [ST]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.173 p.170

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Classical Express - Issue 76 September 1996 p.4

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Wagner News - Issue No.120 March 1997 p.15 (mention)

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International Record Review - July 2002 pp.85-86 [MT]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XI - N.109 - giungo 1997 p.93

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (18 January 1936)

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Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1941(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior

Elisabeth - Kirsten Flagstad

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Herbert Janssen

Venus - Kerstin Thorborg

Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Emanuel List

Walther von der Vogelweide - John Dudley

Biterolf - Mack Harrell

Heinrich der Schreiber - Emery Darcy

Reinmar von Zweter - John Gurney

Hirt - Maxine Stellman

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Black Disc - RCA MET 12 (Soria Series) {4LPS}; GAW-300(A-F) {4LPS}

Compact Disc; - Walhall WHL 7 {3CDS}; Arkadia HP 611.3 {3CDS} ; Gebhardt JGCD 006 {3CDS} (1999)ª; *Arkadia «The Golden Age» GA 2032 {3CDS} (2000)ª

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Recordings of Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.59; HARRIS p.268; Opera on Record p.346; CELLETTI p.1143; Opera on CD (1) p.62 (2) p.69 (3) p.78; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.63-64 p.186, mise à jour mars 2004; MET p.677; MET(VID) p.420; PENGUIN p.547; Stereophile July 1990 p.160; Wagner News Issue No.97 p.18; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March/April 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1068 (2) p.1717; Orpheus August + September 2002 S.81

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - February 2001 p.44 (mention) [RC]

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Orpheus - Oktober 1996 S.60

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.4 No.1 Spring 1986 pp.172-174 [WH]

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Opéra International - novembre 1994 No.185 p.76

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.162 p.169

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Wagner News - No.105 October 1994 p.15

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Classical Express - Issue No.117 December 1999 p.4 [MT]

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International Record Review - January 2001 pp.121-122 [MT]

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Répertoire - No.73 octobre 1994 p.77: No.169 juin 2003 pp.101-102 [TP]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno X - N.98 - Giungno 1996 p.72: Anno XV N.147 gennaio 2001 p.96 [MG]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.43 enero-febrero 2001 p.99 [PN]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance of the Paris Version at the MET (4 January 1941; see «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.257-258

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Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor George Szell - 1942(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior

Elisabeth - Helen Traubel

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Herbert Janssen

Venus - Kerstin Thorborg

Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Alexander Kipnis

Walther von der Vogelweide - John Garris

Biterolf - Osie Hawkins

Heinrich der Schreiber - Emery Darcy

Reinmar von Zweter - John Gurney

Hirt - Maxine Stellman

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Black Disc; - Raritas OPR 400 {LPS}; Melodram MEL 306 {3LPS} (1982)ª

Compact Disc; - *Music and Arts CD-664-3 {3CDS}; AS Discs 1101-3 {3CDS}; Radio Years RY 26/28 {3CDS}; Archipel 0079 {3CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.59; HARRIS p.268; Opera on Record p.346; CELLETTI p.1143; Opera on CD (1) p.62 (2) p.69 (3) p.78; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.63-64 p.186, mise à jour mars 2004; MET p.677; MET(VID) p.420; PENGUIN p.547; Stereophile July 1990 p.160; Wagner News Issue No.97 p.18; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March/April 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1068 (2) p.1717; Orpheus August + September 2002 S.81

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - March/April 1996 p.105

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Orpheus - März/April 1974 S.71-S.72 [UDZ]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.8 No.2 Summer 1991 p.105 [WA2]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.65 noviembre 2003 p.85 [MC]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (19 December 1942)

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Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Paul Breisach - 1944(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior

Elisabeth - Astrid Varnay

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Julius Huehn

Venus - Marjorie Lawrence

Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Alexander Kipnis

Walther von der Vogelweide - John Garris

Biterolf - Mack Harrell

Heinrich der Schreiber - Emery Darcy

Reinmar von Zweter - John Gurney

Hirt - Maxine Stellman

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Black Disc; - Unique Opera Records Corporation UORC 168 {3LPS} (1973)ª

Compact Disc; - Gebhardt JGCD 00346 {3CDS} (2001)ª

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Recordings of Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.59; HARRIS p.268; Opera on Record p.346; CELLETTI p.1143; Opera on CD (1) p.62 (2) p.69 (3) p.78; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.63-64 p.186, mise à jour mars 2004; MET p.677; MET(VID) p.420; PENGUIN p.547; Stereophile July 1990 p.160; Wagner News Issue No.97 p.18; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March/April 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1068 (2) p.1717; Orpheus August + September 2002 S.81

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Répertoire - No.166 mars 2003 pp.102-103 [TP]

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Comments:- According to «More EJS» pp.81-82 the LPs issued on the UORC label carry a mixture of a recording of the performance on 5 February 1944 conducted by Breisach (cast as given above) with that of a performance on 19 December 1942 conducted by Szell (a recording of this performance is listed separately). So onthe UORC LPs some of Wolfram's music is sung by Janssen. More details are given in «More EJS». The recording is said to be of the Paris Version with cuts. See also «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.276-277

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Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1948(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior

Elisabeth - Helen Traubel

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Herbert Janssen

Venus - Astrid Varnay

Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Mihály Székely

Walther von der Vogelweide - John Garris

Biterolf - Osie Hawkins

Heinrich der Schreiber - Emery Darcy

Reinmar von Zweter - Philip Kinsman

Hirt - Maxine Stellman

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Compact Disc; - Myto 3MCD 935.90 {3CDS} (1993)ª; Myto «Historical» 3CD 991 H022 {3CDS} (1999)ª

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Recordings of Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.59; HARRIS p.268; Opera on Record p.346; CELLETTI p.1143; Opera on CD (1) p.62 (2) p.69 (3) p.78; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.63-64 p.186, mise à jour mars 2004; MET p.677; MET(VID) p.420; PENGUIN p.547; Stereophile July 1990 p.160; Wagner News Issue No.97 p.18; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March/April 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1068 (2) p.1717; Orpheus August + September 2002 S.81

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opéra International - No.178 mars 1994 p.84

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Diapason - No.403 avril 1994 p.160

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Classical Express - Issue No.114 September 1999 p.4 [MT]

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Répertoire - No.67 mars 1994 p.83

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Albert Coates - 1927-29(SCE)

Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra

Tristan - Walter Widdop

Isolde - Göta Ljungberg

Brangaene - Genia Guszalewicz

Marke - Ivar Andresen

Kurwenal - Howard Fry

Melot - Marcel Noë

Hirt - Kennedy McKenna

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Black Disc - HMV D 1107, HMV D 1413-1417 HMV D 1723-4 {8x78s} Victor Musical Masterpiece Set 41 (9625-9629) {5x78s} Victor 7273-7274 {2x78s} (USA)

Compact Disc; - Audio Encyclopedia AE 301 - From Which We Come - The First Opera; Sets (A Mike Richter CD-ROM) (1999)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110200-02 (+recording conducted by Elmendorff) {3CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1927 p.324 (D 1107 - prelude) [PL]; May 1928 p.503 (D 1413-7 - Act 3) [HK]; December 1929 p.312 (D 1723-4 - Act 2 Duet) [HK]; July 1989 p.244 [AB]; September (published July) 2003 p.82 [AB]

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Orpheus - Juli+August 2004 S.68 [DN]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.35 No.1 p.153 [GAG]

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Classic Record Collector - Autumn 2005 pp.100-101 [RG]

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Comments:- The recording on HMV D 1413-1417 and Victor Set 41 is of an abridged version of Act 3. The orchestra that plays on sides 8 and 9 is the Berlin State Opera Orchestra which is conducted by Leo Blech. On side 10 an orchestra is conducted by Lawrance Collingwood. E Habich sings Kurwenal on side 8 and according to WERM(p.683) C.Victor sings this role on side 5. The Claremont CDs also contain an excerpt from Act 2 with Lauritz Melchior and Frida Leider conducted by Albert Coates

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1933(11 March)(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Frida Leider

Brangaene - Maria Olszewska

Marke - Ludwig Hofmann

Kurwenal - Gustav Schützendorf

Melot - Arnold Gabor

Hirt - Hans Clemens

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Hans Clemens

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera EJS 499 (+excerpts from 3 March 1933) {2LPS} (1970)ª

Compact Disc; - Frida Leider Gesellschaft FLG 11031933 (+excerpts from 3 March 1933) {1CD} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - Heft 11+12 November+Dezember 2003 S.67 [SS]

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at the MET (3 March 1933). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old MET» pp.32-36

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1933(3 March)(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Frida Leider

Brangaene - Maria Olszewska

Kurwenal - Friedrich Schorr

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera EJS 499 (+excerpts from 11 March 1933) (1970)ª

Compact Disc; - Frida Leider Gesellschaft FLG 11031933 (+excerpts from 11 March 1933) {1CD} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - Heft 11+12 November+Dezember 2003 S.67 [SS]

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at the MET (3 March 1933). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old MET» pp.32-36

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1934(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Gertrude Kappel

Brangaene - Doris Doe

Kurwenal - Friedrich Schorr

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera EJS 502 {1LP} (1970)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

Comments:- Recording of part of a performance at the MET (6 January 1934). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.40-42

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1935(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Karin Branzell

Marke - Ludwig Hofmann

Kurwenal - Friedrich Schorr

Melot - Arnold Gabor

Hirt - Hans Clemens

Steuerman - James Wolfe

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Hans Clemens

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Black Disc - Die goldene Ära GAW 301 {3LPS} (Germany)

Compact Disc; - Music & Arts/Archipon (West Hill Radio Archives) WHRA 6001 {3CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - April 2004 pp.90-91 [AB]

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Opéra International - No.289 avril 2004 p.81 [AT]

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Diapason - No.515 juin 2004 p.120 [ED]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.71 junio 2004 p.86 [VM]

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Classica Répertoire - No.63 juin 2004 p.118 [PF]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (9 March 1935). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.86-89. The LPs issued on «Die goldene Ära» label are listed in the «Canfield Guide to Classical Records» 5th Edition 2000

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1936(LI)

Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Covent Garden

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Sabine Kalter

Marke - Emanuel List

Kurwenal - Herbert Janssen

Melot - Frank Sale

Hirt - Octave Dua

Steuerman - Leslie Horsman

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Roy Devereux

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 465 {4LPS} (1969)ª; Discocorp «Reference Recordings» RR 471 {4LPS} (1979)ª

Compact Disc; - VAI Audio VAIA 1004-3 {3CDS} (1992)ª; Radio Years RY 3941 {3CDS}; Dante LYS 162-164 {3CDS} ;; Naxos «Historical» 8.110068.70 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Cantus Classics 500696 & 500697 {4CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1993 p.70 [AB]; February 2001 p.44 (mention) [RC]; May 2001 p.98 [AB]

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Opera Now - March/April 2001 p.99 [ST]

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Fanfare - Vol.24 No.4 March/April 2001 p.268 [WY]

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Orpheus - April 1996 S.58; Juli 1997 S.15; Februar 2001 S.59 [SS]

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Opéra International - No.258 juin 2001 pp.74-75 [FL-2]

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Diapason - No.400 janvier 1994 p.156; No.480 avril 2001 p.127 [AT]

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Classical Express - Issue No.85 April 1997 p.4

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International Record Review - February 2001 p.110 [MVA]

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Répertoire - No.66 février 1994 p.84: No.144 mars 2001 p.91 [JB]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.25 septiembre-noviembre 1997 p.95 [JS]

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Comments:- Exciting live recording but the sound is not very good. Act I and part of Act III also appear on EMI CHS7 64037-2 on which the rest of the opera is conducted by Beecham

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1937(Act 2;LE)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Kathryn Meisle

Marke - Emanuel List

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Melot - George Cehanovsky

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Compact Disc; - Legato Classics LCD 145-1 {1CD} (1989)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

American Record Guide - January/February 1990 Vol.53 No.1 p.104 [GWL]

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Comments:- Recording of Act 2 at the San Francisco Opera

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Thomas Beecham - 1937(LC)

Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Covent Garden

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Margarete Klose

Marke - Sven Nilsson

Kurwenal - Herbert Janssen

Melot - Booth Hitchin

Hirt - Octave Dua

Steuerman - Leslie Horsman

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Parry Jones

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Black Disc; - Discocorp «Recital Records» RR 223 {4LPS} ; A.N.N.A. Record Company ANNA 1051 (Act 2) {1LP} (1980)ª

Compact Disc; - *EMI «Références» CHS 7 64037-2 [LC] (1992)ª; *Melodram 37029; Grammofono 2000 AB 78570-78572 {3CDS}; Archipel ARPCD 0021-3 {2CDS} (2001)ª; Arkadia 78085 {3CDS} (2001)ª; *Mike Richter Audio Encyclopedia AE 103 «Sir Thomas Beecham» {1xCD-ROM} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI `.1140;`Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1992 p.100 [AB]; September 2001 p.44 (mention) [RC]

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.172 p.223

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ARSC Journal - 1982 Vol.XIV No.1 p.64 (Act 2) [PLM]

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American Record Guide - May/June 1985 Vol.48 No.4 p.71, p.75 [PJR]

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Répertoire - No.91 mai 1996 p.66

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XV N.154 settembre 2001 p.113 [MG]

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Comments:- Only part of the EMI recording is conducted by Beecham; the rest is conducted byReiner. The other recordings are from 2 performances (18, 22 June 1937) as thereare 2 Brangaenes (Klose & Branzell) and 2 Kurwenals (Janssen & Schoeffler); The A.N.N.A. disc contains Act 2 only

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1937(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Kerstin Thorborg

Marke - Ludwig Hofmann

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Melot - Arnold Gabor

Hirt - Hans Clemens

Steuerman - James Wolfe

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Karl Laufkötter

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 157 {3LPS} (1959)ª

Compact Disc; - The Fourties FT 1519-1521 {3CDS}; Wallhall WHL 22 {3CDS} Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0103 {3CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Awards Issue 2005 p.126 [RC]

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Opera Now - May/June 1997 p.95

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Wagner News - Issue No.110 July 1995 p.18

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.82 julio-agosto 2005 p.91 [VM]

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Comments:- (Incomplete) recording of a performance at the MET (2 January 1937)

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1938(LE:Acts 1 & 2;29/1/38)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Gertrud Wettergren

Marke - Emanuel List

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Melot - Arnold Gabor

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Karl Laufkötter

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 318

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

Comments:- Recording of Act 1 & 2 of a performance at the MET (29 January 1938). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». According to Omega the recording is derived from «good to very private acetates. No better copy has been found».

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1938(LE;Act 3;16/4/38?)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Karin Branzell

Marke - Emanuel List

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Hirt - Karl Laufkötter

Steuerman - Louis D' Angelo

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 319

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

Comments:- Recording of Act 3 of a performance at the MET (16 April 1938). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». Here the conductor is given as «Leinsdorf», but Bodansky is given in the «MET Annals». According to Omega the recording is derived from «good to very private acetates. No better copy has been found».

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1940(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Kerstin Thorborg

Marke - Emanuel List

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Melot - George Cehanovsky

Hirt - Karl Laufkötter

Steuerman - Douglas Beattie

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Anthony Marlowe

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Black Disc; - Unique Opera Records Corporation UORC 182 {3LPS} (1973)ª

Compact Disc; - Music and Arts CD 647 {3CDS}; Guild GHCD 2266/8 {3CDS} (2004)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

(The) Gramophone - July 1991 p. [AB]; April 2004 pp.90-91 [AB]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance (abridged) at the MET (23 March 1940). According to «More EJS» p.92 the LPs issued by UORC are labeled incorrectly as carrying a recording of the performance on 8 February 1941. The recording on the CDs issued by Guild is a composite recording in which King Mark's solo is sung by Kipnis from a performance conducted by Leinsdorf in 1941.

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1941(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Kerstin Thorborg

Marke - Alexander Kipnis

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Melot - Emery Darcy

Hirt - Karl Laufkötter

Steuerman - John Gurney

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Emery Darcy

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Compact Disc; - Melodram CDM 37518 {3CDS}; Gebhardt JGCD 0008 {3CDS} (1999)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Quarterly - Vol.8 No.2 Summer 1991 pp.105-106 [WA2]

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Classical Express - Issue No.117 December 1999 p.4 [MT]

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Répertoire - No.84 octobre 1995 p.80: No.166 mars 2003 p.102 [TP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (8 February 1941; see «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.258-260)

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1943(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Helen Traubel

Brangaene - Kerstin Thorborg

Marke - Alexander Kipnis

Kurwenal - Julius Huehn

Melot - Emery Darcy

Hirt - Karl Laufkötter

Steuerman - John Gurney

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - John Garris

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Compact Disc; - NAXOS Historical 8.110010-2 {3CDS} (1998)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - May 1998 p.92 [AB]

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Opera - June 1998 p.664 [AB]

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Opera Now - May/June 1998 p.105 [ST]

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Opéra International - avril 1998 No.223 p.60 [FL-2]

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Diapason - No.448 mai 1998 p.98, p.100 [AT]

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International Opera Collector - Spring 1998 No.7 p.62 (mention) [MT]

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Classical Express - Issue 98 May 1998 p.6 [MT]

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The Record Collector - Vol.43 No.3 September 1998 p.192 [PS]

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Répertoire - No.113 mai 1998 p.66 [PF]

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Le Monde de la Musique - No.221 mai 1998 p.93 [GC]

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Musica (Milano) - N.112 Anno 23 giugno-luglio 1999 p.83 [LG]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance (abridged) at the MET (6 February 1943). See «Saturday Afternoons at the Old Met» pp.275-276

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Busch - 1943(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Helen Traubel

Brangaene - Lydia Kinderman

Marke - Emanuel List

Kurwenal - Herbert Janssen

Melot - Renato Cesari

Hirt - Rogelio Baldrich

Steuerman - Angel Mattiello

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Umberto di Toto

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Awards Issue 2002 p.110 (mention) [AB]

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American Record Guide - November/December 2002 Vol.65 No.6 p.261 [KM]

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Répertoire - No.166 mars 2003 pp.102-103 [TP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (July or August 1943). The cast listed above is that given in the website of the Teatro Colón which also indicates that in some performances the role of König Mark was sung by Norman Cordon:-

http://www.operas-colon.com.ar

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Busch - 1948(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Helen Traubel

Brangaene - Blanche Thebom

Marke - Dezsö Ernster

Kurwenal - Herbert Janssen

Melot - Emery Darcy

Hirt - Leslie Chabay

Steuerman - Philip Kinsman

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - John Garris

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 659

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (11 December 1948). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». The source is described as «Private acetates, some occaisional waver in orch. All voices very clear and forward. Exc Performance by Traubel»

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Ionel Perlea - 1949(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Tristan - Lauritz Melchior

Isolde - Helen Traubel

Brangaene - Blanche Thebom

Marke - Mihály Székely

Kurwenal - Herbert Janssen

Melot - Emery Darcy

Hirt - Peter Klein

Steuerman - Philip Kinsman

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Leslie Chabay

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 321; Archipel ARPCD 0183-3 {3CDS}

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (17 December 1949). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Bruno Seidler-Winkler - 1935 & 1938(Act 2;SE)

Orchestra - Berliner Staatsoper

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Lotte Lehmann

Hunding - Emanuel List

Brünhilde - Marta Fuchs

Wotan - Hans Hotter

Fricka - Margarete Klose

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Black Disc - HMV DB 3719-3728 {10x78s}; HMV DB 8737-8746 {10x78s;AC} Victor Set M 582 (15506-15515) {10x78s} Electrola WCLP 734-736 (+Act 1) {3LPS}; EMI Electrola E 80-686/8 (+Act 1) {3LPS}La Voix de son Maître 2902123 (collection) {12LPS} Danacord DACO 171-176 (collection) {6LPS}

Compact Disc; - Dancord DACOCD 317-318 (+Act 1); Naxos «Historical» 8.110250-51 (+Act 1) {2CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1940 p.293 [AR]; October 1946 p.65; November (published September) 2003 p.114 [AB]

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Fanfare - Vol.27 No.6 July/August 2004 pp.228-230 [WY]; Vol.30 No.1 September/ October 2006 p.272 [JM]

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Orpheus - Juli+August 2004 S.68 [DN]

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Diapason - No.509 décembre 2003 p.132 [JC]

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High Fidelity Magazine - December 1962 Vol.12 No.12 p.76 [GB]

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American Record Guide - February 1963 Vol.29 No.6 p.426 [GK] July/August 1986 Vol.49 No.4 pp.89-93 [PJR]: January/February 2004 Vol.67 No.1 p.249 [JPM]

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American Record Guide - February 1963 Vol.29 No.6 p.426 [GK]July/August 1986 Vol.49 No.4 pp.89-93 [PJR]: January/February 2004 Vol.67 No.1 p.249 [JPM]

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International Record Review - October 2003 p.84 [MT]

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Classic Record Collector - Spring 2004 pp.98-99 [RG]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.35 No.1 pp.153-154 [GAG]

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Classica Répertoire - No.61 avril 2004 p.121 [AT]

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Comments:- The scene between Siegmund and Sieglinde and the closing scene were recorded in Vienna in 1935 immediately after Act 1 was recorded with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (22 June 1935). In the closing scene Alfred Jerger sang Wotan and Ella Flesch sang Brünhilde. The rest of the recording was made in Berlin in 1938 on 19 and 20 September. More details can be found in «Complete Operas on 78 R.P.M.» by Tom Peel

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Bruno Walter - 1935(Act 1:SE)

Orchestra - Wiener Philharmoniker

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Lotte Lehmann

Hunding - Emanuel List

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Black Disc; - HMV DB 2636-2643 {8x78s} (1936)ª; Colunbia LWX 105-112 {8x78s} (Germany) Columbia GQX 10889-10896 (78s) (Italy);; Victor Set M 298 (8932- 8939) {8x78s}; Columbia LCT 1033 {1LP} (USA) (1951)ª; *HMV(Angel) COLH 133 {1LP} (1962)ª; Electrola WCLP 734-736 (+Act 2) {3LPS}; EMI Electrola E 80-686/8 (+Act 2) {3LPS}Danacord DACO 171-176 {6LPS} (collection);; EMI 2C 051 03032 {1LP} (France) (1981)ª

Compact Disc; - Angel CHD-61020 (1986)ª; EMI «Réferences» CDH 61020-2 {1CD} (1988)ª; Arkadia 78526 {1CD}; Danacord DACOCD 317-318 (+Act 2) ; Grammofono 2000 AB 78721 {1CD}; Naxos «Historical» 8.110250-51 (+Act 2) {2CDS} (2003)ª; Opus Kura OPK 2033/4 (+highlights Act 2) EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 345832-2 (+Act2 Scenes 3 & 5) {1CD} (2006)ª; Pristine Classical PAC 0024

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - April 1936 p.469 [HFVL]; November 1962 p.253; June 1981 p.[JBS] ; October 1988 p. [AB]; November (published September) 2003 p.114 [AB]

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Opera - February 1963 pp.117-118 [HDR]

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Fanfare - Vol.27 No.6 July/August 2004 pp.228-230 [WY]; Vol.30 No.1 September/ October 2006 p.272 [JM]

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Orpheus - Juli 1998 S.55 [DN]; Juli+August 2004 S.68 [DN]

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Diapason - No.509 décembre 2003 p.132 [JC]

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American Record Guide - December 1951 Vol.18 No.4 p.132 (mention) [PHR]: February 1963 Vol.29 No.6 p.426 [GK] July/August 1986 Vol.49 No.4 pp.89-93 [PHR]: January/February 2004 Vol.67 No.1 p.149 [JPM]

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American Record Guide - December 1951 Vol.18 No.4 p.132 (mention) [PHR]: February 1963 Vol.29 No.6 p.426 [GK]July/August 1986 Vol.49 No.4 pp.89-93 [PHR]: January/February 2004 Vol.67 No.1 p.149 [JPM]

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High Fidelity Magazine - April 1955 Vol.5 No.3 p.82 [JH]: December 1962 Vol.12 No.12 p.76 [GB]: January 1963 Vol.13 No.1 p.63 [CLO]

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International Record Review - October 2003 p.84 [MT]

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Classic Record Collector - Spring 2004 pp.98-99 [RG]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.35 No.1 Spring 2004 pp.153-154 [GAG]

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The Record Shelf Guide - (4) p.591

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.106 enero 1998 p.35 (mention) [JS]

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Classica Répertoire - No.61 avril 2004 p.121 [AT]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.90 mayo 2006 p.86 [JS]

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Comments:- Recorded on 20 and 21 June 1935. More details can be found in «Complete Operas on 78 R.P.M.» by Tom Peel. The recording issued by Pristine Classical may downloaded in several different formats from the website

http://www.pristineclassical.com/LargeWorks/Vocal/PACO024.php

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Reiner - 1936(Act 2:LE)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Lotte Lehmann

Hunding - Emanuel List

Brünhilde - Kirsten Flagstad

Wotan - Friedrich Schorr

Fricka - Kathryn Meisle

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 234 {1LP} (1962)ª; Edizione Lirica EL 004 2 (+Act 2 scene 3) {2LPS}

Compact Disc; - ª; Grammofono 2000 - AB 78545 {1CD}; Minerva MN A34 {1CD} Music & Arts CD 1048 {1CD} (1999)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - July 1995 p.57; December 1995 p.64

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Fanfare - Vol 23 No.3 January/February 2000 p.366 [WY]

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Orpheus - Oktober 1995 S.61

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Diapason - No.495 septembre 2002 p.132 [JC]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.20 No.2 Fall 1989 p.209 [PH]

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Classical Express - Issue No.80 November 1996 p.7

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Opernwelt - Juli 7/1992 S.56

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American Record Guide - January/February 2000 Vol.63 No.1 p.244 [DA]

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The Absolute Sound - March/April 2000 Issue 123 pp.157-159 [DD]

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Répertoire - No.161 octobre 2002 p.101

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance in San Francisco (13 November 1936)

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Artur Bodanzky - 1937(LE)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Kirsten Flagstad

Hunding - Ludwig Hofmann

Brünhilde - Marjorie Lawrence

Wotan - Friedrich Schorr

Fricka - Kerstin Thorborg

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Irene Jessner

Waltraute - Doris Doe

Schwertleite - Anna Kaskas

Helmwige - Dorothee Manski

Siegrune - Helen Olheim

Grimgerde - Irra Petina

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Compact Disc; - Archipel ARPCD 0039-3 (Acts 2,3 + Act 1 1935) {3CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

International Record Review - October 2002 p.87 [MVA]

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Comments:- Recording of Acts 2 and 3 of a performance at the MET (18 December 1937)

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1940(LI) (New York)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Marjorie Lawrence

Hunding - Emanuel List

Brünhilde - Kirsten Flagstad

Wotan - Julius Huehn

Fricka - Karin Branzell

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Maxine Stellman

Waltraute - Doris Doe

Schwertleite - Anna Kaskas

Helmwige - Dorothee Manski

Siegrune - Helen Olheim

Grimgerde - Irra Petina

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Compact Disc; - Walhall WHL 14 {3CDS} (1995)ª; Arkadia «The Golden Age» GA 2015 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Guild Immortal Performances GHCD 2215/7 {3CDS} (see below) (2002)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - February 2001 p.44 (mention) [RC]; Awards Issue 2002 p.110 [AB]

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Orpheus - Juli 1995 S.58

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Classical Express - Issue No.125 August 2000 p.1

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International Record Review - October 2000 p.117 [MT], October 2002 pp.86-87 (Guild CDs) [RP]

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Wagner News - No.155 April 2003 p.15 (Guild CDs) [ARB]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (17 February 1940). The recording on the CDs issued by Guild is partly of this performance and partly of the performance in Boston on 30 March 1940

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1940(LI)(Boston)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Lotte Lehmann

Hunding - Emanuel List

Brünhilde - Marjorie Lawrence

Wotan - Friedrich Schorr

Fricka - Kerstin Thorborg

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Irene Jessner

Waltraute - Maxine Stellman

Schwertleite - Doris Doe

Helmwige - Dorothee Manski

Siegrune - Helen Olheim

Grimgerde - Winifred Heidt

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 178 {4LPS} (1960)ª

Compact Disc; - Walhall WHL 3 {3CDS} (1994)ª; Myto «Historical» 992 H027 {3CDS} (1999)ª; Guild Immortal Performances GHCD 2215/7 {3CDS} (see below) (2002)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - Awards Issue 2002 p.110 [AB]

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Orpheus - August-September 1994 (Heft 8) S.40

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Opéra International - No.183 septembre 1994 p.90

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Diapason - No.404 mai 1994 p.163

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L'Avant Scène Opéra - No.160 p.136

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Wagner News - No.105 October 1994 p.14Z: No.155 April 2003 p.13 (Guild CDs) [ARB]

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Classical Express - Issue No.114 September 1999 p.4 [MT]

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International Record Review - October 2002 pp.86-87 (Guild CDs) [MVA]

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Répertoire - No.69 mai 1994 p.75

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Comments:- Recording of a performance by the Metropolitan Opera in Boston (30 March 1940). The recording on the CDs issued by Guild is partly of this performance and partly of the performance in New York on 19 February 1940

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1941(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Astrid Varnay

Hunding - Alexander Kipnis

Brünhilde - Helen Traubel

Wotan - Friedrich Schorr

Fricka - Kerstin Thorborg

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Maxine Stellman

Waltraute - Doris Doe

Schwertleite - Anna Kaskas

Helmwige - Marian van Delden

Siegrune - Helen Olheim

Grimgerde - Mary Ann Kirk

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Compact Disc; - Myto 3 CD 913 41 {3CDS} (1991)ª; Myto «Historical» 982 H012 {3CDS} (1998)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110058-60 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Arkadia «The Golden Age» GA 2037 {3CDS} (2001)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.501106 (cycle made up of performances in 1936, 1937, 1941) {11CDS} (2003)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1998 p.40 [RC]; May 2001 p.98 [AB]

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Orpheus - April 2001 S.59 [GH]; Heft 7+8 Juli+August 2003 S.81-S.82 [LS]

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Opéra International - No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.74 [FL-2]

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Wagner News - No.105 October 1994 p.13: No.145 June 2001 p.18 [ARB]

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Classical Express - Issue 102 September 1998 p.5 [MT]

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International Record Review - January 2002 pp.78-79 [MVA]: October 2003 pp.28-29 [MVA]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - abril 2001 No.142 pp.44-45 [JS]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVI N.159 marzo 2002 p.109 [MG]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 Dec 1941)

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor George Szell - 1944(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Rose Bampton

Hunding - Alexander Kipnis

Brünhilde - Helen Traubel

Wotan - Herbert Janssen

Fricka - Kerstin Thorborg

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Irene Jessner

Waltraute - Jeanne Palmer

Schwertleite - Margaret Harshaw

Helmwige - Beal Hober

Siegrune - Hertha Glaz

Grimgerde - Martha Lipton

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Compact Disc; - MET 19CD; Myto 3 MCD 953.133 {3CDS} (1995)ª; Myto 3 MCD H 065 {3CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera News - December 23 1995 p.37

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Orpheus - Oktober 1995 S.61

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Opéra International - janvier 1996 No.198 p.51

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Diapason - No.420 novembre 1995 p.157

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International Opera Collector - Summer 1998 No.8 p.83 [JD]

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Répertoire - No.85 novembre 1995 p.82

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XVIi N.170 marzo 2003 pp.99-100 [GL]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (2 December 1944)

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Paul Breisach - 1946(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Astrid Varnay

Hunding - Emanuel List

Brünhilde - Helen Traubel

Wotan - Joel Berglund

Fricka - Kerstin Thorborg

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Irene Jessner

Waltraute - Jeanne Palmer

Schwertleite - Margaret Harshaw

Helmwige - Beal Hober

Siegrune - Hertha Glaz

Grimgerde - Martha Lipton

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Compact Disc; - Archipel ARPCD 0069/3 {3CDS} (2002)ª; Omega Opera Archive 1222

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

International Record Review - December 2002/January 2003 pp.83-84 [MT]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.65 noviembre 2003 p.85 [VM]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (30 March 1946). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Fritz Stiedry - 1947(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Rose Bampton

Hunding - Nicola Moscona

Brünhilde - Astrid Varnay

Wotan - Herbert Janssen

Fricka - Margaret Harshaw

Gerhilde - Thelma Votipka

Ortlinde - Irene Jessner

Waltraute - Jeanne Palmer

Schwertleite - Margaret Harshaw

Helmwige - Regina Resnik

Siegrune - Hertha Glaz

Grimgerde - Martha Lipton

Roßweiße - Lucielle Browning

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 626

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Met (8 March 1947). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Thomas Jensen - 1960(Act 1;LE)

Orchestra - Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior

Sieglinde - Dorothy Larsen

Hunding - Mogens Wedel

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera» EJS 410 {1LP} (1967)ª; Danacord DACO 171-176 (collection)

Compact Disc - Danacord DACOCD 319-321 (collection)

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

American Record Guide - July/August 1986 Vol.49 No.4 pp.89-93 [PJR]

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Comments:- Recording of a concert performance of Act 1 given shortly after Melchior's 70th birthday (31 March 1960) The EJS recording is in mono, but the Danacord recording is in stereo. See the «EJS Discography» by Shaman, Collins, and Goodwin pp.386-387 and «Tristanissimo» by Shirlee Emmons pp.308-309

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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