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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Herbert von Karajan

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Rolls-Royce orchestral playing in a fine studio recording, with a starry cast led by Fietrich Fischer-Dieskau's Wotan. What is lacking in the rough and tumble of live drama is compensated for by Karajan's musical insight.

Penguin Guide
the singing cast has hardly any flaw at all, and Fischer-Dieskau Wotan is a brilliant and memorable creation, virile and expressive...Gerhard Stolze with his flickering almost Sprechstimme as Loge gives an immensely vivid, if (for some) controversial interpretation. The 1968 sound has been clarified and further opened up in the new transfer.


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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
  • Performers: Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano); Simone Mangelsdorff (Soprano); Edda Moser (Soprano); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor); Karl Ridderbusch (Bass); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Voice); Oralia Dominguez (Mezzo Soprano); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Anna Reynolds (Alto); Helen Donath (Voice); Martti Talvela (Bass); Robert Kerns (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 81 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854