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Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Hans Knappertsbusch, et al

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This set... belatedly becomes the most important; no other... makes the drama at once so immediate and so substantial... the most conspicuous recorded example of Hans Knappertsbusch having an 'on' night: his theatrical instincts... transforms his singers... the debt Wagnerians owe to Testament for unearthing this performance is incalculable; here is the essence of 'Gotterdammerung'." -Breckbill, BBC music magazine *****


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>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
  • Performers: Hermann Uhde (Baritone); Astrid Varnay (Soprano); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano); Hertha Topper (Voice); Bernd Aldenhoff (Tenor); Ludwig Weber (Bass); Heinrich Pflanzl (Voice); Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano); Ruth Siewert (Alto); Ira Malaniuk (Mezzo Soprano); Hanna Ludwig (Soprano); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Voice)
  • Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874