Thielemann takes his Dresden Staatskapelle forces on a satisfying journey through all of Brahms’ symphonies with excellent results
Wagner’s final masterpiece, Parsifal, receives a strong performance undermined by bizarre stage business and unflattering costumes
Star soprano Renee Fleming gives us her first Ariadne in this 2012 Baden-Baden production led by top conductor Christian Thielemann. Supported by a strong cast and superb recording properties, this is a great watch if not the definitive performance of this delightful work.
Maestro Thielemann and his Dresden forces give viewers a superior reading of two pieces based on the Faustian Theme. This disc raises the bar awfully high for the future competition.
Christian Thielemann, in collaboration with stellar vocal soloists and chorus and his own orchestra the Dresden Staatskapelle, gives the Beethoven Missa Solemnis a performance to remember and cherish.