Parsifal

Reginald Goodall
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Date/Location
June 1984
Brangwyn Hall Swansea
Recording Type
  live   studio
  live compilation   live and studio
Cast
Amfortas Philip Joll
Titurel David Gwynne
Gurnemanz Donald McIntyre
Parsifal Warren Ellsworth
Klingsor Nicholas Folwell
Kundry Waltraud Meier
Gralsritter Timothy German
William Mackie
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Reviews
classical-music.com

Readers who never heard Goodall in the Sixties and Seventies will probably wonder what all the fuss was about when encountering this WNO-based Parsifal captured in 1985. But even at some frustratingly distended tempi, which seem consciously to retard the otherwise excellent Meier and McIntyre and spotlight the chinks in Ellsworth’s battered vocal armour, Goodall’s skill in balancing expressive weight with structural cohesion still emerges, if only intermittently.

Antony Bye | 20 January 2012  

Rating
(8/10)
User Rating
(4.7/5)
Media Type/Label
EMI, HMV, Angel
EMI
Technical Specifications
488 kbit/s VBR, 44.1 kHz, 1.0 GByte (flac)
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