His Live Recordings

In the last decades a lot of live recordings of great singers, conductors and musicians have come to the light of the day. This holds true for Lauritz Melchior, too. The most of them have their origin in transcriptions of radio broadcasts of the thirties and fourties on acetate discs. The sound quality is inferior to professional 78rpm records in most circumstances. The following imposant, but possibly not complete list shows Melchior's integral or nearly integral live recordings that have been available under various and changing labels on LP and CD:


Tannhäuser


Lohengrin


Die Walküre


Siegfried


Götterdämmerung


Tristan und Isolde


Parsifal


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