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Wagnerians Readers Choice Awards: One Ring To Rule Them All

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday 23 February 2014 | 1:15:00 am

“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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In the next few weeks we will be running our Wagnerian Readers Choice Awards of 2014 (and thank you to the many, many people who took part in the nomination stages early this year. Sorry for the delay in the "finals" but it is taking longer than we thought it might). However, in the mean time we would like you to help us answer a rather vexing question: What is the greatest Ring cycle on Cd - of all time? Normally when this question is asked one or two experts are brought in and they ultimately just list their favourite. Alas, it is much rarer for a greater number of people to be asked - or indeed anonymously. Time to change that a little

To make things a little "easier" we have broken things down into categories. This are:

Which Is The "Greatest" Ring Cycle On CD - Overall Winner?
Which Is The Greatest Furtwangler Ring? On CD
Which Is The Greatest Studio Ring?
Which Is The Greatest Bayreuth Ring On CD?

There will be recordings missing. For this we apologise but only included those we thought the most people would have listened to. So, and we apologise to all concerned, no Young, Bodanzky, etc, etc. This is partly for logistical purposes but we shall look at it again in the next year or two.

It should take you less then a minute to complete and a special surprise will greet everyone who completes it. Winners to be announced within two weeks