HARSHAW sings Wagner (1955) - PACO029

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HARSHAW sings Wagner (1955) - PACO029

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Overview

TANNHAUSER 'Dich Teure Halle'
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER 'Jo ho ho hoe!'
GOTTERDAMMERUNG
Seigfried's funeral music and Brünnhilde's Immolation

Broadcast recording from 1955
Total duration: 38:1

Margaret Harshaw, soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Charles Munch

This set contains the following albums:

Margaret Harshaw: One of the great American Wagnerian singers, at her height

Previously unissued live concert recording


This remarkably well-preserved taped recording was drawn from the collection of Leslie Austin, on of a number generously offered it to Pristine for possible restoration and release. With the exception of one short moment in the final piece where FM radio interference was briefly apparent, my task was relatively simple - some XR re-equalisation, a little hum and hiss filtering and a small degree of pitch correction to A440 was just about all this excellent recording required.

By the time this concert was broadcast, sound engineers had had plenty of experience in setting microphones in Symphony Hall, Boston, and the balance here is fine, with a full sound further enhanced by the sense of space brought to the recording by Ambient Stereo processing.

Andrew Rose



  • TANNHAUSER:
    Elisabeth's Aria - 'Dich Teure Halle'

  • DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER:
    Senta's Ballad - 'Jo ho ho hoe!'

  • GOTTERDAMMERUNG:
    Seigfried's funeral music and Brünnhilde's Immolation

    Broadcast recording from the second half of the concert of 19th February, 1955

    Recording from the collection of Leslie Austin


    Transfer and XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, December 2008

    Cover artwork based on a photograph of Margaret Harshaw from the collection of Daniel Shigo

    Total duration: 38:15



Margaret Harshaw, soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Charles Munch