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Wagner: Parsifal [Bayreuth 1962] - Anja Silja (vocals); Dorothea Siebert (vocals); Else-Margrete Gardelli (vocals); Georg Paskuda (vocals);...
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Nietzsche may have been the first, but he was by no means the last to note that Parsifal was blasphemous. Wagner's final opera, his self-described "sacred festival stage play," Parsifal is a work steeped in the Christian mythology of the cross and the blood, but its message of compassion through suffering and transcendence through renunciation is more Buddhist than Christian. But while Parsifal's subversions may be blasphemous for atheist German philosophers and dogmatic Christians, for devout Wagnerians, Parsifal is heaven ...

Wagner: Parsifal [Bayreuth 1962] 2001, Philips

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