Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Wiener, Traxel, Grümmer, Hotter, Wächter, Blankenheim, Uhl; Cluytens. Bayreuth, 1958
Listen to a Sample:
- The much underrated conducted André Cluytens brings elegance and style to Wagner's complicated counterpoint.
- Elisabeth Grümmer is ravishing as Eva.
- Otto Wiener offers a human-scale approach to Hans Sachs' many conversational passages without shortchanging the dramatic moments.
- Eberhard Wächter is Fritz Kothner, Hans Hotter is Pogner and Gerhard Stolze is a puckish David.
- None to mention