Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Neidlinger, Grümmer, Geisler, Schmitt-Walter, Stolze, Blankenheim; Cluytens. Bayreuth, 1957


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  • Gustav Neidlinger (of Alberich fame) gets a chance to display his prodigious skills as a singer as well as his legendary acting skills in Wagner's most daunting role for baritone, Hans Sachs.
  • Elisabeth Grümmer is near perfectly cast as Eva, bringing purity of tone and superlative musicality to the part.
  • Walter Geisler's sweet yet robust tenor is also well cast as Walter.
  • Gerhard Stolze almost steals the show as David.


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In Mono

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