Crespin; Beirer; Hines; Waechter; Hines; Blankenheim; Greindl; Ilosvay; Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele; Knappertsbusch
Composed by: Wagner, Richard
Following his commercial recording of Parsifal in 1951, one can find a recorded live performance of Parsifal led by Hans Knappertsbusch, one of the finest mid-20th century Parsifal conductors, in every subsequent year up until 1964. This 1958 Bayreuth undertaking features a cast including Hans Beirer, Jerome Hines and Régine Crespin who was making her Bayreuth debut in the role of Kundry here. This 4-CD set has been newly re-mastered for this release.