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      Five Wagnerian Tenors

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      Five tenors who are all acclaimed for their Wagner interpretations. Listen and enjoy Lauritz Melchior, Jon Vickers, Jess Thomas, Ben Heppner and Jonas Kaufmann.


      Wagner: Rienzi, “Rienzi’s Prayer”
      Lauritz Melchior with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
      Conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
      Recorded in New York in 1942
      SONY MH2K 60896

      Wagner: Die Walkure, “Wintersturme”
      Jon Vickers with the London Symphony Orchestra
      Conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
      Recorded in London in 1961
      DECCA 289 470 443-2

      Wagner: Lohengrin, “In fernam Land”
      Jess Thomas with the Chorus of The Vienna State Opera
      The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rudolph Kempe
      Recorded in Vienna in 1962 and 1963
      EMI 4 40502 2

      Wagner: Gotterdammerung, “Brunnhilde, heilige Braut”
      Ben Heppner with the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Peter Schneider
      Recorded in Dresden in 2005
      DGG B0006417-02

      Wagner: Die Meistersinger, “Am stillen Herd”
      Jonas Kaufmann with the Orchestra of the Deutschen Opera of Berlin
      Conducted by Donald Runnicles
      Recorded in Berlin in 2012
      DECCA B00018028-02


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