"Superb playing - The chorus is magnificent"
BBC Music Magazine (Michael Tanner, November 2011) gives 4 stars to our Parsifal cd, by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, recorded in December 2010 in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
"This new recording of Wagner's last work is in most respects very fine, and for me much superior to the one released last year from the Mariinsky under Valery Gergiev. Perhaps the main glory here is the superb playing of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. It responds to every demand of the score, under the inspiring baton of Jaap van Zweden, who seems to be the ideal man to conduct this incredible score.
The smaller parts are all well cast, and the chorus is magnificent, though it is a pity that there are only women, and no boys. The CDs are supplemented by an 81-minute DVD which gives ten excerpts from the concert performance in the Concertgebouw, revealing the commitment of everyone involved in this recording."
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Laatste aanpassing op Tuesday 11 October 2011