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Herbert Von Karajan

Wagner: Parsifal (4CD)

Herbert von Karajan’s legendary 1980 recording of Wagner’s “Parsifal” with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, José van Dam, Victor von Halem, Kurt Moll, Peter Hofmann, Siegmund Nimsgern and Dunja Vejzović
A 4CD capbox with 92pp booklet with liner notes by Lucy Beckett (English) and Stefan Kunze (German) and complete libretto (German/English). A monumental musical achievement, which Karajan painstakingly prepared in 40 orchestral rehearsals with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Stellar cast led by Peter Hoffman, one of the leading Wagner interpreters of his time, in the title role. Hailed as “the most perfect, atmospheric Parsifal yet committed to disc” (Gramophone Magazine)

CAST

Amfortas - JOSÉ VAN DAM
Titurel - VICTOR VON HALEM
Gurnemanz - KURT MOLL
Parsifal - PETER HOFMANN
Klingsor - SIEGMUND NIMSGERN
Kundry - DUNJA VEJZOVIĆ
Erster Gralsritter First Knight of the Grail - CLAES H. AHNSJÖ
Zweiter Gralsritter Second Knight of the Grail - KURT RYDL
Erster Knappe First Squire - MARJON LAMBRIKS
Zweiter Knappe Second Squire - ANNE GJEVANG
Dritter Knappe · Third Squire - HEINER HOPFNER
Vierter Knappe · Fourth Squire - GEORG TICHY
Blumenmädchen Flower Maidens
I. Gruppe 1st Group - BARBARA HENDRICKS · JANET PERRY · DORIS SOFFEL
II. Gruppe 2nd Group - INGA NIELSEN · AUDREY MICHAEL · ROHANGIZ YACHMI
Eine Stimme A voice - HANNA SCHWARZ

Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Chorus master: Walter Hagen-Groll
Berliner Philharmoniker
HERBERT VON KARAJAN