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Wagner: Arias & Duets / Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior


Release Date: 04/19/1990 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 7915   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten FlagstadLauritz Melchior
Conductor:  Edwin McArthurEugene OrmandyHans Lange
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

For sheer vocal opulence in Wagner, these tracks would be hard to equal. Her ‘Ho-jo-to- ho!’ in 1935 announced on the gramophone her arrival as a Wagnerian prima donna and the splendour of the singing is unsurpassed.

-- Gramophone [10/1990]
For sheer vocal opulence in Wagner, these tracks would be hard to equal. Her ‘Ho-jo-to- ho!’ in 1935 announced on the gramophone her arrival as a Wagnerian prima donna and the splendour of the singing is unsurpassed.

-- Gramophone [10/1990]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1939 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Lohengrin: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1937 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Parsifal: Act 2 scene 3 by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1940 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins "Bis alles..." through "Ich sah' das Kind" and "Seit Ewigkeiten" through "Amfortas! die Wunde...". 
4.
Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1937 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Thaten, theurer Helde! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1939 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1939 
Length: 16 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Die Walküre: Ho-jo-to-ho! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Lange
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1935 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

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