Wagner: Lohengrin - Kónya, Grümmer, Gorr, Blanc, Wächter, Crass; von Matačić. Bayreuth, 1959


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  • Sándor Kónya and Elisabeth Grümmer are well-paired as Lohengrin and Elsa. Their Mozartean voices blend seamlessly in the lyrical passages, and both have no problem meeting the more dramatic demands of Wagner's score.
  • Rita Gorr is one of the few mezzos I have heard in this role who doesn't sound pushed to the extremes of her range.
  • As Heinrich, Franz Crass's warm bass voice is a soothing antidote in the midst of all the dischord.


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In Mono

OD 12047-3.