Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

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>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The Guardian
The cast...[is] headed by Astrid Varnay as a wonderfully warm Brünnhilde and Hans Hotter as Wotan, his sound even more languidly beautiful than it is on the 1956 cycle conducted by Keilberth...Krauss's conducting is the main interest here - more sensuous, more concerned with orchestral sonority than Keilberth, though sometimes at the expense of dramatic clarity.

International Record Review
[Krauss] favours a more transparent sound than Furtwängler and faster-moving tempi which give his Ring integrity, propulsion and unusual clarity...Hotter's towering dramatic portait of Wotan...[is] a linchpin of the Krauss cycle...Erich Witte's slyly articulated, sardonic Loge and Paul Kuen's rivetingly sung - not yelled or whined - Mime are both outstanding too...this Ring is a true collector's item and it is good to have it in Orfeo's handsome 13-disc presentation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Festspielhaus, Bayreuth (08/08/1953-08/12/1953).



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
  • Conductor: Clemens Krauss
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Conductor: Clemens Krauss
  • Running Time: 33 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Conductor: Clemens Krauss
  • Running Time: 160 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
  • Performers: Maria Ilosvay (Alto); Maria Ilosvay (Alto); Ira Malaniuk (Mezzo Soprano); Ira Malaniuk (Mezzo Soprano); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Clemens Krauss
  • Running Time: 126 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874