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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Thielmann

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  1. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 1: Vorspiel (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 1: Weia! Waga! Woge, du Welle (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 1: Wallala! Lalaleia! Schäme dich, Albe! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 1: Lugt, Schwestern! Die Weckerin lacht in den Grund (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 1: Verwandlungsmusik (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Wotan, Gemahl! Erwache! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Nur Wonne schafft dir, was mich erschreckt? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Hilf mir, Schwester! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Was sagst du? Ha! Sinnst du Verrat? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Zu mir, Freia! Meide sie, Frecher! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Endlich Loge! Eiltest du so (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Taugte wohl des goldnen Tandes gleissend Geschmeid (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Glaub mir, mehr als Freia frommt das gleißende Gold (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 2: Verwandlungsmusik (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Hehe! Hehe! Hieher! Hieher! Tückischer Zwerg! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Schau, du Schelm! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Nibelheim hier. Durch bleiche Nebel (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Wer hülfe mir? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Nehmt euch in acht! Alberich naht (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Was wollt ihr hier? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Riesenwurm winde sich ringelnd! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 3: Luge du her! - Verwandlungsmusik (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Da, Vetter, sitze du fest! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Bin ich nun frei (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Gepflanzt sind die Pfähle nach Pfandes Maaß (Live)ndes Maaß (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Weiche, Wotan! Weiche! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Hört, ihr Riesen! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Halt, du Gieriger! Gönne mir auch was! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Schwüles gedünst schwebt in der Luft (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Zur Burg führt die Brücke (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Wagner — Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Scene 4: Rheingold! Rheingold! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Wagner — Die Walküre, WWV 86B Act I Scene 1: Prelude (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Wagner — Die Walküre, WWV 86B Act I Scene 1: Wes Herd dies auch sei, hier muss ich rasten (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Wagner — Die Walküre, WWV 86B Act I Scene 1: Kühlende Labung gab mir der Quell (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Wagner — Die Walküre, WWV 86B Act I Scene 1: Des seimige Metes süssen Trank (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Wagner — Die Walküre, WWV 86B Act I Scene 1: Einen Unseligen labtest du (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Wagner — Die Walküre, WWV 86B Act I Scene 2: Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann (Live) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
Conductor Ensemble
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Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008, this production stars a host of international stars including Michelle Breedt, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Hans-Peter Konig, Linda Watson & Eva-Maria Westbroek. Christian Thielemann, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, takes the baton with the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra. This 14-disc CD box set marks the first ever Opus Arte CD release, and the start of an exciting new direction for the company. "Whatever one's take on the production, Mr. Thielemann drew a probing, radiant and exhilarating musical performance from this orchestra of dedicated instrumentalists" -New York Times

"...there is no doubt that this year's Ring at Bayreuth belongs to...Thielemann...[who] creates a musical experience epic in its scale and inexorable in its apocalyptic, shattering power." -The Guardian

The Guardian
The live recordings capture the grandeur and theatrical flair of Thielemann's approach very vividly. He's especially good in the big set pieces in Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung.

Gramophone Magazine
Over the years Thielemann's Ring, like all his Wagner, has been a continuous work in progress. Throughout he now revels in the lightness and impressionism of, say, Karajan or even Clemens Krauss, mixed with a rather infectious sense of humour that, as in the score, is present even in the supposed heroics of the Valkyries' gathering or the forging of Nothung. This is, I suppose, a "fast" Ring, but Thielemann's through-line for each scene convinces irrespective of the stopwatch.

BBC Music Magazine
This is a big performance, often expansively paced. Great set-pieces like the Walküre love duet and the Rhine Journey have a fine soaring grandeur, even if some - the desperate Siegfried Act III prelude, the Funeral March - seem oddly detached and unemotional. ...Thielemann held me at least as well as my benchmark for modern Bayreuth, Barenboim - and with his energy and translucent textures, sometimes better. Linda Watson is a warm Brünnhilde... In Siegfried Stephen Gould delivers ringing, youthful tone powerfully enough to make strangulated top notes and short breath forgivable... As Wotan, Albert Dohmen's splendidly heroic delivery, commanding but tender, enhances his middleweight voice... Alberich is our superb character baritone Andrew Shore, unusually light-toned but fiercely incisive and nuanced.

This 14-disc box set of Christian Thielemann's Ring Cycle was originally released in 2009. This re-release of Wagner's monumental work contains a booklet containing full track listing and cast. Wagner's epic tetralogy is one of the largest scale works in the classical repertoire- a full performance takes more than four nights, with a total playing time more around 15 hours. Der Ring is loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas, following the struggles of heroes, gods, mythical creatures, and the Ring which would grant the wearer power over the entire world. The famous Bayreuth Festspielhaus was built specifically for this work to be performed, with a specially designed stage which ensures the singers voices blend with the enormous orchestra without straining, which is a necessity for such a long performance, and such demanding writing. This production was recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, in 2008. "Whatever one's take on the production, Mr. Thielemann drew a probing, radiant and exhilarating musical performance from this orchestra of dedicated instrumentalists." (New York Times)



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874