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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Super Deluxe)

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DECCA is very proud to present the most comprehensive Ring edition ever assembled.

The centrepiece of DECCAs celebrations of Sir Georg Soltis centenary is a limited-edition [individually numbered], newly-remastered, luxury edition of The greatest recording of all time! (BBC Music Magazine, January 2012)

Soltis recording of Wagner s epic music-drama Der Ring des Nibelungen was a recording project on a scale without precedent and the first-ever studio recording of Wagners masterpiece. Recorded between September 1958 and November 1965, it was masterminded by legendary producer John Culshaw and his technical team under the direction of chief engineer Gordon Parry. This massive undertaking set new standards in both opera recording and the possibilities of the effective and imaginative use of stereo.

The combination of Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic with an international cast of the greatest Wagnerian singers available resulted in a recording which was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm and rave reviews and which quickly won numerous international awards.

For the first time ever DECCA presents the most comprehensive Ring edition ever assembled.

The complete Ring cycle is presented on 14 CDs:

For this Solti centenary edition the recordings have been remastered using the latest techniques in noise reduction to help further reduce tape hiss and other unwanted studio noises; some edits have been improved and a missing quaver at Donners entry in Scene 2 of Das Rheingold has been restored
+ book containing German / English libretti.

2 CDs:
An introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen by Wagner scholar Deryck Cooke plus a book with spoken text and music examples.

DVD:
The Golden Ring the acclaimed BBC documentary directed by Humphrey Burton and filmed during Gotterdammerung sessions.

CD
Wagner Overtures + Siegfried Idyll + Kinderkatechismus
Recordings made in Vienna during the years when the Ring was in progress.

Exclusive to this edition
Ring Resounding
John Culshaws fascinating account of the entire Ring project from inception to completion first published in 1967 and long out of print it is an integral element in this special edition.

Exclusive to this edition
Blu-ray disc
The complete Ring on one disc presented as lossless 24-bit files

Exclusive to this edition
The Ride of the Valkyries
Special facsimile of one of Sir Georg Soltis working scores with his markings explained and commentary by Charles Kaye.

Exclusive to this edition
Art prints
5 high-quality art prints of recording session photos.

Review

The greatest recording of all time! --BBC Music Magazine, January 2012


Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Language: : English
  • Product Dimensions : 13.1 x 13 x 4.3 inches; 14.05 Pounds
  • Manufacturer : Decca Records
  • SPARS Code : DDD
  • Date First Available : July 26, 2012
  • Label : Decca Records
  • ASIN : B008J1QFLU
  • Number of discs : 17
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