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Wagner: The Best Of The Ring / Böhm, Nilsson, Rysanek, Et Al


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 454020   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ruth HesseDorothea SiebertGustav NeidlingerHelga Dernesch,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Das Rheingold: Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
2. Das Rheingold: Weia! Waga! Woge du Welle! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ruth Hesse (Mezzo Soprano), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone),
Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Notes: This selection continues through "Wallala! Lalaleia! Leialei!..." 
3. Das Rheingold: Bin ich nun frei? "Alberich's Curse" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
4. Das Rheingold: Schwüles Gedünst schwebt in der Luft by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gerd Nienstedt (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
5. Das Rheingold: Zur Burg führt die Brücke... by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hermin Esser (Tenor), Ruth Hesse (Mezzo Soprano), Helga Dernesch (Soprano),
Dorothea Siebert (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano),
Theo Adam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Notes: This selection continues through the end of 'Das Rheingold.' 
6. Die Walküre: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
7. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
8. Die Walküre: Siegmund heiss' ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
9. Die Walküre: Act 2 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
10. Die Walküre: Siegmund, sieh' auf mich "Todesverkündigung" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Notes: This selection continues through "Du sahest der Walküre sehrenden Blick..." 
11. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sona Cervena (Mezzo Soprano), Elisabeth Schärtel (Alto), Liane Synek (Soprano),
Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (Alto), Gertraud Hopf (Mezzo Soprano),
Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Danica Mastilovic (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
12. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Theo Adam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Notes: This selection continues through "Loge hör!..." to the end of 'Die Walküre.' 
13. Siegfried: Hoho! Schmiede, mein Hammer "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Notes: This selection continues through "Den der Bruder schuf, den schimmernden Reif!..." 
14. Siegfried: Aber, wie sah meine Mutter... "Forest Murmurs" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Notes: This selection continues through Siegfried's Horn-call at the end of Act II, Scene 2 of 'Siegfried.' 
15. Siegfried: Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
16. Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
17. Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde, heilige Braut (Siegfried's death) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
18. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
19. Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 

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