Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Wiener, Traxel, Grümmer, Hotter, Wächter, Blankenheim, Uhl; Cluytens. Bayreuth, 1958


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  • 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.


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OD 11498-4