V1317. WAGNER IN STOCKHOLM, 1955 - 1959, incl. Set Svanholm, Joel Berglund, Sigurd Björling, Ingvar Wixell,
Birgit Nilsson, Margareta Bergström, Elisabeth Söderström, Kjerstin Dellert, etc.; Ehrling & Sandberg Cond.
Royal Swedish Opera Ensemble: Tannhäuser, Parsifal & Siegfried – Excerpts. (Sweden) 2-Caprice CAP 22062, Live Performances, 1955-59, Stockholm. Final Sealed Copy! - 7391782220629
“The series of releases from the Royal Swedish Archives….once again demonstrates the amazing standard of performance, particularly of Wagner’s operas, which was the norm in Stockholm throughout the decade of the 1950s….The central reason for the outstanding quality of Wagnerian opera at that time in Stockholm was that the performances were built around a core of first rank international stars, particularly Set Svanholm, Sigurd Björling, Birgit Nilsson and Joel Berglund, all of whom are featured on these releases….performing together over a period of years gave them an outstanding cohesiveness that created a remarkable ensemble….They offer a standard of performance of Wagnerian music drama that has, unfortunately, long since vanished.”
- Mel Siegel, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2008