Leinsdorf, Flagstad, Laholm: Wagner - Tannhauser (2 CD, FLAC)
Leinsdorf, Flagstad, Laholm: Wagner - Tannhauser (2 CD, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Symposium
Size: 468 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Overture
02. Act I Scene I: Venusberg
03. Scene 2: Venus-Tannhauser
04. Dir tone Lob!
05. Geliebter! komm’
06. Scene 3: Shepherd-Pilgrims-Tannhauser
07. Scene 4: Landgrave-Singers-Tannhauser
08. Als du in Kuhnen Sange
09. Act II Introduction & Scene I
10. Dich, teure Halle
11. Scene 2: Wolfram-Tannhauser-Elisabeth
12. Gepriesen sei die Stunde

CD 02
01. Act II (cont.) Scene 4: Knights-Noblemen-Landgrave
02. Wolfram-Tannhauser-Elisabeth
03. Blick’ ich umher
04. O Wolfram der du also sangest
05. Dir, hohe Liebe
06. Zuruck! Des Todes achte ich sonst nicht
07. Ein furchtbares Verbrechen
08. Act III Scene 1: Wolfram-Elisabeth
09. Wohl wusst ‘ ich hier sie im Gebet zu finden
10. All-macht ‘ ge Jungfrau
11. O du mein holder Abendstern
12. Scene 3: Tannhauser-Wolfram
13. Ingbrunst im Herzen

Kirsten Flagstad, Eyvind Laholm, Rose Pauly, Herbert Janssen, Emanuel List
Chorus & Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, Erich Leinsdorf

Janssen’s Great Wolfram and Berger’s lovely Shepherd

Very much worth hearing are these excerpts preserved from the 1930 Bayreuth cast, cond. by the distinguished K. Elmendorff. Toscanini had done Tannhauser at Bayreuth the previous year, and had rehearsed with parts of this cast and the orchestra. And the cast is well worth hearing: Pilinszky as Tannhauser, then Mueller and Jost-Arden, and Andresen and a young Janssen, and the absolutely delightful Erna Berger as the Shepherd.


  1. Very interesting recording; get’s better sound as it goes on.

    Thank you again, Whatever.


  2. Whatever, thank you ver much again. I just download the Barenboim and Sawallisch version, and this of Leinsdorf is maybe the most interesting. We’ll see.

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