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Richard Wagner: Die Walküre / Ramón Vinay, Kurt Böhme, Hans Hotter, Amy Shuard, Astrid Varnay, Ursula Boese. Franz Konwitschny, London 1959

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Walhall Eternity label is for the first time releasing in its entirety the legendary 1959 Covent Garden Ring cycle of Richard Wagner conducted by Franz Konwitschny, performances that feature the finest Wagnerian voices of the 1950's, including Wolfgang Windgassen, Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay, Ramon Vinay, Amy Shuard (student of Eva Turner and Covent Garden regular), Gottlob Frick and more. Franz Konwitschny's gripping interpretations lie comfortably between those of Fürtwängler's commanding heights supremacy and Solti's fire and spontaneity. Re-mastered 24bit/96kHz.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (09/23/1959).


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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
  • Ensemble: Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 114 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856