Marc Bridle

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Wagner: Die Walküre (Altus)

Schippers’s great Osaka Die Walküre is one of the great treasures of the Wagner discography [MB]

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Wagner: Orchestral Selections from Der Ring des Nibelungen (RCA/Sony)

It would be hard to find a more sumptuously played and superbly recorded Wagner disc than this one [MB]

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Berlioz: Les Troyens (LSO Live)

(Déjà Review) The finest opera CD I have heard this year [MB]

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Mahler: Symphony 7 (Deutsche Grammophon)

A Mahler 7 to be ranked with the finest but carrying an extra magic only “live” performance can bring [MB]

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Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (Deutsche Grammophon)

An extraordinary 1812, and the rest are very good as well [MB]