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Posted by Brian Wilson on January 31, 2019, 5:48 pm
Whatever else may be debatable about Ralph Moore's survey of Ring cycle recordings, his final choice of Solti as his top recommendation prompts me to warn those planning to go for the single Blu-ray audio in a hard back book which I recommended some time ago that it's no longer available in the UK or, apparently, anywhere in Europe, though arkivmusic still offer it for $103.99 http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=1613796
. That's a good deal more expensive than when I reviewed it, but the quality of the Blu-ray transfer and the greater convenience of storage make it worthwhile.
Don't forget that the new Naxos is also available on Blu-ray audio, one disc for each opera - again in better sound and more convenient than all those CDs. I'm hoping to review that and plug some other gaps in the near future.
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