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WAGNER: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER - Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra (2 CDs)

WAGNER: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER - Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra (2 CDs)


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Newly remastered from the original tapes

‘This performance is as perfect as we have any right to demand. Klemperer’s magisterial interpretation of the opera has a blazing intensity, the orchestra plays superbly and the cast give of their considerable best.’ Gramophone

‘With this remaster of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, the listener is plunged into a stormy world of wind and water. The sound effects introduced for the first time by EMI on this recording are very effective, and the dramatic impact of the performance of Anja Silja as Senta is indisputable. This recording, made in the winter of 1968 at Abbey Road’s Studio One, utilises the Ambiophonic system whereby numerous speakers were added to the walls of the studio to increase reverberation and improve the overall acoustic of the studio. The LP master tapes used for this remaster derive directly from the original four-track masters therefore preserving sound and balance as approved by Klemperer at the time the recording was made, including the spectacular sound effects.’ Ian Jones, Remastering Engineer at Abbey Road Studios

Theo Adam (Dutchman), Anja Silja (Senta), Martti Talvela (Daland), Ernst Kozub (Erik), Annelies Burmeister (Mary) & Gerhard Unger (Steersman)

BBC Chorus & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer

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