Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Knappertsbusch, Varney, Et Al

Release Date: 10/25/2005
Label: Orfeo
Catalog Number: ORF-C660513
Composer: Richard Wagner
Number of Discs: 13

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
REVIEWS:
Opera News (9/00, pp.96-97) - "...At its best...this is a 'Ring' for the ages, a performance so imbued with drama and power, so full of ravishingly beautiful singing and committed orchestral playing, that it is impossible to do it justice in mere words..."
BBC Music (5/98, p.72) - "...listen to [Hans Knappertsbusch's] 'Immolation Scene' with Astrid Varnay...and you hear Brünnhilde's apotheosis unfold with an unsurpassed sense of inevitability....this Music & Arts set....is an essential supplement to the 'Rings' of Furtwängler (La Scala), Clemens Krauss (Bayreuth) and Solti (Vienna)."
Works on This Recording
1. Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Ludwig Suthaus (Tenor), Paul Kuen (Tenor), Josef Greindl (Bass), Josef Traxel (Tenor), Arnold van Mill (Baritone), Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano), Alfons Herwig (Baritone), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone), Georgine von Milinkovic (Mezzo Soprano), Astrid Varnay (Mezzo Soprano), Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853-1874 ; Germany
2. Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer: Ludwig Suthaus (Tenor), Arnold van Mill (Bass), Paul Kuen (Tenor), Georgine von Milinkovic (Mezzo Soprano), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone), Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano), Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone), Jean Madeira (Mezzo Soprano), Alfons Herwig (Baritone), Lore Wissmann (Soprano), Paula Lenchner (Soprano), Josef Traxel (Tenor), Maria von Ilosvay (Alto)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
3. Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer: Arnold van Mill (Bass), Paul Kuen (Tenor), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone), Astrid Varnay (Soprano), Ilse Hollweg (Soprano), Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone), Jean Madeira (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
4. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Gustav Neidlinger (Bass Baritone), Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano), Astrid Varnay (Soprano), Jean Madeira (Mezzo Soprano), Hermann Uhde (Baritone), Lore Wissmann (Soprano), Paula Lenchner (Soprano), Maria von Ilosvay (Alto)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871-1874 ; Germany
5. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Maria von Ilosvay (Alto), Hilde Scheppan (Soprano), Paula Lenchner (Soprano), Luise Charlotte Kamps (Voice), Astrid Varnay (Soprano), Gré Brouwenstijn (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Georgine von Milinkovic (Mezzo Soprano), Jean Madeira (Mezzo Soprano), Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone), Elisabeth Schärtel (Mezzo Soprano), Gerda Lammers (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
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