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Wagner: Die Walkure / Leinsdorf, Nilsson, Vickers, London


Release Date: 11/07/2011 
Label:  London/Decca Grand Opera Series Catalog #: 430391   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  David WardBirgit NilssonJon VickersJulia Malyon,   ... 
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Wagnerians will find a great deal to admire in the 1961 Walküre conducted with immense spirit by Erich Leinsdorf. The cast includes Jon Vickers as a truly heroic Siegmund, and Gré Brouwenstijn’s warmly human Sieglinde. David Ward proves a formidable Hunding, and George London’s Wotan is noble in tone. Birgit Nilsson may have recorded a better Brünnhilde later on, but here the voice is magnificent.

-- BBC Music Magazine


This set includes a full libretto in English and German.
Wagnerians will find a great deal to admire in the 1961 Walküre conducted with immense spirit by Erich Leinsdorf. The cast includes Jon Vickers as a truly heroic Siegmund, and Gré Brouwenstijn’s warmly human Sieglinde. David Ward proves a formidable Hunding, and George London’s Wotan is noble in tone. Birgit Nilsson may have recorded a better Brünnhilde later on, but here the voice is magnificent.

-- BBC Music Magazine


This set includes a full libretto in English and German.
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Works on This Recording

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  David Ward (Bass), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor),
Julia Malyon (Soprano), Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano), George London (Bass),
Marie Collier (Soprano), Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano), Judith Pierce (Soprano),
Margreta Elkins (Mezzo Soprano), Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano), Noreen Berry (Mezzo Soprano),
Maureen Guy (Mezzo Soprano), Joan Edwards (Alto)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

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 Powerful conducting leads powerful singing December 2, 2015 By John McLain (St Augustine, FL) See All My Reviews "Erich Leinsdorf dominates this brilliantly sung Walkure.He leads the LSO through Wagner's complex score never cheating them out of their purposeful moments in favor of the singers who hold their own without exception. London's Wotan reveals the God and his humanity through vocalism encompassing every dynamic needed. A brilliant tour de force performance that leads the rest of the cast along mightily. Nilsson and Vickers cannot be faulted. This recording should be in every Wagnerite's library." Report Abuse
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