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Wagner: Die Walkure Highlights / Haitink, Marton, Morris


Release Date: 07/22/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54328   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Waltraud MeierMatti SalminenReiner GoldbergJames Morris,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

By and large Haitink’s is a splendid reading... EMI have assembled a group of singers in the highest division, some seasoned veterans and some who were fairly new at the time but have turned out to be eminent in their generation... James Morris impresses greatly with untiring power and very often also lyrical sensitivity and warmth... The long scenes with Brünnhilde are strongly charged and in the final monologue he almost challenges Hans Hotter... As a whole this is a reading to compete with the best.

Of the tenor heroes Rainer Goldberg’s Siegmund is rather dry-voiced but he is sensitive with words and nuanced in his phrasing. Steely power is reserved for the big solos with an impressive Winterstürme crowning his
Read more achievement... One of the finest assumptions in this Ring cycle is Cheryl Studer’s Sieglinde, relatively early in her recording career. She is youthful, eager and warm. Her combination of lyrical beauty and dramatic brilliance reaps laurels, not least in Der Männer Sippe, where the intensity is whipped up almost to ecstasy and true ecstasy is reached in the final duet of act I... There are other [Ring] cycles as well but on all counts Haitink’s is one of the frontrunners.

-- Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International [reviewing the complete Haitink Ring cycle, EMI 19479 ]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Walküre: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Waltraud Meier (Soprano), Matti Salminen (Bass), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor),
James Morris (Bass Baritone), Eva Martón (Soprano), Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Language: German 
2.
Die Walküre: Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
3.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
4.
Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
5.
Die Walküre: O süsseste Wonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
6.
Die Walküre: Siegmund heiss' ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
7.
Die Walküre: Nun zäume dein Ross by Richard Wagner
Performer:  James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
8.
Die Walküre: Ho-jo-to-ho! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano), James Morris (Bass), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
9.
Die Walküre: Was verlangst du? by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano), James Morris (Bass), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
10.
Die Walküre: Der dort mich ruft by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
11.
Die Walküre: Wehwalt! Wehwalt! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Matti Salminen (Bass), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor),
Eva Martón (Soprano), James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
12.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Margaretha Hintermeier (Alto), Ute Walther (Mezzo Soprano), Eva Martón (Soprano),
Anita Soldh (Soprano), Ruth Falcon (Soprano), Ursula Kunz (Mezzo Soprano),
Silvia Herman (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto), Margarita Lilowa (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
13.
Die Walküre: Nicht sehre dich Sorge um mich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Silvia Herman (Soprano), Ursula Kunz (Mezzo Soprano), Ruth Falcon (Soprano),
Anita Soldh (Soprano), Eva Martón (Soprano), Ute Walther (Mezzo Soprano),
Margaretha Hintermeier (Alto), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto), Margarita Lilowa (Mezzo Soprano),
Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
14.
Die Walküre: Nicht streb, O Maid by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano), James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
15.
Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 

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