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Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold conducted by Sir Georg Solti

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Released: 11th November 2022. Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold conducted by Sir Georg Solti Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti’s passing “The Greatest Recording Of All Time”  - Now sounding better than ever before Transferred and remastered in HD sound at 24bit / 192kHz from the original two-track stereo mastertapes The first all-new transfer in over twenty-five years The first-ever stereo production of Wagner’s Ring cycle, still considered the benchmark today “Here is the greatest achievement in gramophone history yet” - Gramophone in 1965. For many, it still is. ALL FOUR OPERAS IN THE CYCLE WILL BE RELEASED IN DELUXE VINYL EDITIONS: Lacquers cut using half-speed mastering technique by Miles Showell, Abbey Road Studios 180g heavyweight vinyl pressed at Optimal Media GmbH in Germany Lavishly illustrated booklets featuring technical information on the new HD remaster and original recording techniques, introduction to each opera by Producer John Culshaw, synopses and libretti in English & German plus many original session photographs and rare facsimiles. “The greatest of all the achievements in the history of the gramophone record” - Gramophone Magazine “No one has bettered Solti’s Decca Ring in terms of sweep, scope, grandeur, dramatic immediacy, and sheer adrenalin” - Stereophile   A note on Half-speed Mastering: Abbey Road’s world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe. This rare and specialized technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very sold and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record. Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, Abbey Road Studios

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  • Details

    Released:
    11th November 2022
    Category:
    Classical
    Format:
    Vinyl 12" Box Set
    Barcode:
    28948526314
  • Description

    Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold conducted by Sir Georg Solti

    Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti’s passing


    “The Greatest Recording Of All Time”  - Now sounding better than ever before
    • Transferred and remastered in HD sound at 24bit / 192kHz from the original two-track stereo mastertapes
    • The first all-new transfer in over twenty-five years
    • The first-ever stereo production of Wagner’s Ring cycle, still considered the benchmark today
    “Here is the greatest achievement in gramophone history yet” - Gramophone in 1965. For many, it still is.

    ALL FOUR OPERAS IN THE CYCLE WILL BE RELEASED IN DELUXE VINYL EDITIONS:
    • Lacquers cut using half-speed mastering technique by Miles Showell, Abbey Road Studios
    • 180g heavyweight vinyl pressed at Optimal Media GmbH in Germany
    • Lavishly illustrated booklets featuring technical information on the new HD remaster and original recording techniques, introduction to each opera by Producer John Culshaw, synopses and libretti in English & German plus many original session photographs and rare facsimiles.

    “The greatest of all the achievements in the history of the gramophone record” - Gramophone Magazine

    “No one has bettered Solti’s Decca Ring in terms of sweep, scope, grandeur, dramatic immediacy, and sheer adrenalin” - Stereophile
     
    A note on Half-speed Mastering:
    Abbey Road’s world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe. This rare and specialized technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very sold and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record. Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, Abbey Road Studios
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Vorspiel
    Various Performers
    2.Weia! Waga!
    Various Performers
    3.Hehe! Ihr Nicker
    Various Performers
    4.Was Zankst Du, Alp?
    Various Performers
    5.Wallala! Wallala! Lalaleia!
    Various Performers
    6.Lugt, Schwestern!...Heiajaheia! Heiajaheia!
    Various Performers
    7.Was Ist's, Ihr Glatten
    Various Performers
    8.Der Welt Erber Gewann' Ich Zu Eiger
    Various Performers
    9.Wotan, Gemahl! Erwache!
    Various Performers
    10.Hilf Mir, Schwester!
    Various Performers
    11.Sanft Schloss Schlaf Dein Aug'
    Various Performers
    12.Goldne Apfel
    Various Performers
    13.Loge Saumt Zu Lang...Zu Mir, Freia
    Various Performers
    14.Wie? Welchen Handel
    Various Performers
    15.Sieh, Welch Trugvollen Schelm Du Getraut
    Various Performers
    16.Immer Ist Undank
    Various Performers

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Umsonst Sucht' Ich
    Various Performers
    2.Torg Bist Due
    Various Performers
    3.Glaub' Mir, Mehr Als Freia...Hor', Wotan
    Various Performers
    4.Uber Stock Und Stein Zu Tal...Trugt Mich Ein Nebel?...Jetzt Fand Ich's
    Various Performers
    5.Wotan, Gemahl! Unsel'ger Mann
    Various Performers
    6.Hehe! Hehe!
    Various Performers
    7.Nibelheim Hier
    Various Performers
    8.Wer Halfe Mir!...Mit Arger List...Sorglose Schmiede...Mich Arnsten...Ach! Der Das Werk Ich Wirkte
    Various Performers
    9.Hieher! Dorthin!...He! Wer Ist Dort?
    Various Performers
    10.Was Wollt Ihr Hier?
    Various Performers
    11.Die in Linder Lufter Weh'n
    Various Performers
    12.Wen Doch Fasste Nicht Wunder
    Various Performers
    13.Der Listigste Dunkt Sich Loge
    Various Performers
    14.Vieles Sah Ich
    Various Performers
    15.Da, Vetter, Sitze Du Fest
    Various Performers
    16.O Schandliche Schmach
    Various Performers

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Gezahlt Hab' Ich
    Various Performers
    2.Dein Eigen Nennst Du Den Ring?
    Various Performers
    3.Schmahliche Tucke
    Various Performers
    4.Bin Ich Nun Frei
    Various Performers
    5.Sie Kehrten Zuruck
    Various Performers
    6.Auf Riesenheims Ragender Mark
    Various Performers
    7.Weiche, Wotan! Weiche!...Wie Alles War, Weiss Ich
    Various Performers
    8.Geheimnisshehr Hallt Mir Den Wort
    Various Performers
    9.Hort, Ihr Riesen! Zuruck Und Harret: Das Gold Wird Euch Gegeben
    Various Performers
    10.Schwules Gedunst...Heda! Heda! Hedo!
    Various Performers
    11.Abendlich Strahlt Der Sonne Auge
    Various Performers
    12.Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold!
    Various Performers
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