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Wagner: Siegfried / Heger, Coates, Alwin, Melchior, Et Al

Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 9003   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf BockelmannFriedrich SchorrLauritz MelchiorFlorence Easton,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert HegerKarl AlwinAlbert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An (abridged) version of Sigfried.
This recording was made in London and Vienna in 1928-1932,
with defferent orchestras/condustors as well as some performers.
Richard Wagner wrote more than epic operas; the four that make up 'The Ring of the Nibelung' cycle are complete stories in and of themselves, but together comprise a vast 16-hour magnum opus. This two-CD abridged version of the third opera in the cycle features historic performances from three orchestras and conductors.
Dating from an early 20th century attempt to record the opera in its entirety, 'Siegfried' proved to be too much for any one of these highly regarded ensembles. Each of the conductors keeps to a single, unified vision, and the style of these selections
Read more maintains a consistent level of dramatic excellence. Also unifying the pieces are the performances of Lauritz Melchior and Florence Easton as Siegfried and Brünhilde, respectively. The early recording quality cannot obscure their delightfully powerful and spirited characterizations. Read less

Works on This Recording

Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Bockelmann (Baritone), Friedrich Schorr (Bass Baritone), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor),
Florence Easton (Soprano), Maria Olczewska (Mezzo Soprano), Heinrich Tessmer (Tenor),
Nora Gruhn (Soprano), Eduard Habich (Baritone), Emil Schipper (Baritone),
Albert Reiss (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Heger,  Karl Alwin,  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1928-32 
Length: 149 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 

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