Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Greindl, Silja, Konya, Alexander, Böhme; Böhm. Bayreuth, 1964
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This excellent performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg assembles an excellent cast of singers young and old. On the young side is the winsome Eva Pogner of Anja Silja. Her voice is gleaming and her performance bursts with youthful energy throughout. Veteran Sandor Konya sings Walther von Stolzing and delivers, what may be one of the most beautifully sung Preislieds I have ever heard. Josef Greindl's black bass voice seems like an odd fit for Hans Sachs, but there is nothing sinister about this cobbler. His voice exudes warmth and intelligence. The sound is very good.