ArchiveNovember 2020

Looking Ahead at Leipzig


I’ve wasted enough time mourning the performances I had planned to attend but that dissolved in pandemic mist.  The Chicago Ring in April; the Paris Ring in November/December; the Dresden Ring in January/February; the Met Tristan; the Vienna Parsifal. No more looking in the rear view mirror!  I’ve had it with converting airplane reservations into flight certificates!  I’ve...

Goodall’s Romantic Ring


I took a Road Trip in August and brought along some Bach chamber music, the complete Bruckner Symphonies, and Reginald Goodall’s EMI recording of the Ring, from performances at the Coliseum in 1977.  I first attended the Ring in late 1976 at the Coliseum and so these English language recordings claim a special place in my heart. I’ve dipped into them now and then, and when I did so...

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