Barenboim's Wagner on UK's Classic FM New CD Show 30 July 2005
Former UK Westminster MP turned writer and broadcaster David Mellor included the following in his Classic FM New CD Show on Saturday 30th July.
Under "Connoiseurs' Choice" he played excerpts from the recently reissued highlights CDs of Daniel Barenboim conducting Wagner: Das Rheingold 2564 61523-2
& Siegfried 2564 61524-2
on the Warner APEX label, recorded at Bayreuth in the early 1990s.
Soloists include Sir John Tomlinson as Wotan/Der Wanderer, Linda Finnie as Fricka, Günter von Kannen as Alberich, Siegfried Jerusalem as Siegfried, Anne Evans as Brünnhilde, with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
Recently released:- Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen 2546 62091-2
. Daniel Barenboim's complete complete audio recording of The Ring on 14 CDs plus a bonus DVD of video highlights from all 4 operas.
For release soon:- Wagner: Die Walküre 2564 62319-2
. DVD-Video of Die Walküre in the same production as above from Bayreuth in the early 1990s in the Harry Kupfer production conducted by Daniel Barenboim. This video, and subsequent video releases of The Ring, is issued in genuine wide screen and genuine surround sound.
Fuller details of all these releases are available elsewhere on this web site.