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by Parsifal
Tue May 08, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Wagner-related conversation, news, videos etc.
Topic: Ring-like Operas: Lurline
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Ring-like Operas: Lurline

Wow. Never heard of that one. Where did you learn about it?
by Parsifal
Tue May 08, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Wagner-related conversation, news, videos etc.
Topic: Ring-like Operas: Sigurd
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Ring-like Operas

I've long wondered about this opera, which enjoyed a certain amount of popularity in the 19th and early 20th centuries, while completely dissimilar to the Ring musically. Excerpts I've heard sound attractive and definitely French (if we understand the ways in which Berlioz, Gounod, Meyerbeer, Bizet ...
by Parsifal
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Operas
Topic: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wow, this is an aweseome opera. It was my first Wagner opera. I remember watching the Levine DVD with my son who had never heard Meistersinger before and he loved it! I need to spend some more time with this opera. I have six Meistersinger DVDs and have only watched two of them. So some great times...
by Parsifal
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: About this forum: Q&A, How-to
Topic: How to upload an Avatar (profile image)
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: How to upload an Avatar (profile image)

Forums look so much nicer when users have images associated with them. Follow these instructions to get an Avatar/Profile pic. 1) On your computer, create an image a maximum of 150px x 150px, which is actually pretty small. The forum doesn't seem to have a feature for reducing image sizes. It simpl...
by Parsifal
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Wagner-related conversation, news, videos etc.
Topic: Your first impressions of Wagner's music
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Your first impressions of Wagner's music

I don't recall now when or where the sounds of Wagner first caught my attention. I'm pretty sure it wasn't here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weHNnsMY82A My first clear, and indelible, impressions of Wagner came from some 78rpm records I heard at the home of a friend when I was probably eleven or...
by Parsifal
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Wagnerian Singers
Topic: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf

I'm currently listening to Elizabeth Schwarzkopf "portrays Romantic Heroines" LP with Christa Ludwig as her mezzo foil as she sings from Tannhauser and Lohengrin. It's typical Schwarzkopf I guess, with emphasis on text and beauty of tone, and of course her sweet vibrato is all over it. By no means ...
by Parsifal
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Wagner-related conversation, news, videos etc.
Topic: Favourite books, and currently reading
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Favourite books, and currently reading

Here is a good one. Has complete English libretto. Pretty sure it is the libretto from Goodall's Ring too. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51iVQ4waI4L._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg The Goodall Ring does use the Porter translation. It's a "singing" translation that strives for compreh...
by Parsifal
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: The Operas
Topic: Wagners Ring--Complete Cycles by Same Conductor
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Wagners Ring--Complete Cycles by Same Conductor

I am not sure what my favorite is. Been hanging onto Sawallisch 1989 as my favorite, but now listening to some of my other Rings to see if another will become the favorite. Here is what I have (Commercial releases, not listing OperaDepot or other such): Sawallisch 1968 (I really like this one) Swar...
by Parsifal
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: About this forum: Q&A, How-to
Topic: Testing YouTube
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: Testing YouTube



Hooray! Thanks, VdD! (I did have to type it in, since I don't know what the "YouTube button" is. You can't assume ANYTHING when talking computer to this kid.)
by Parsifal
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: About this forum: Q&A, How-to
Topic: Testing YouTube
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: Testing YouTube

https://youtu.be/YC6f8FbnVMQ

That's all I can get when I copy and paste the video URL. Just the URL, not the video itself.