Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

by Simone Young
     
 
As the first woman to record Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen," Simone Young has amply demonstrated the breadth of her interpretive powers and shown that she has more than enough stamina and concentration to bring off such a long-range project. "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre" were recorded by Oehms Classics in 2008, while "Siegfried" was given in 2009, and

Overview

As the first woman to record Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen," Simone Young has amply demonstrated the breadth of her interpretive powers and shown that she has more than enough stamina and concentration to bring off such a long-range project. "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre" were recorded by Oehms Classics in 2008, while "Siegfried" was given in 2009, and "Götterdämmerung" followed in 2010, yet the excitement and momentum of Young's readings and the splendid playing of the Hamburg Philharmonic give these music dramas a unity and consistency that belie their different dates. Yet for its strengths, this is not a Ring for beginners, due to some weak links in the cast and some minor sound problems resulting from the live recording and microphone placement; no one should expect the quality of a Bayreuth or Metropolitan Opera production, or other classic versions. Instead, this is a worthwhile set that dedicated Wagner fans will appreciate, particularly for the excellence of the orchestral sound. Presented on 14 CDs in paper sleeves and housed in a sturdy box with an informative booklet, this set is a compact presentation that saves on shelf space, if not necessarily on price.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2013
Label:
Oehms
UPC:
4260034869295
catalogNumber:
929
Rank:
115995

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Tracks

  1. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a  - Richard Wagner  - David Babcock  - Hellen Kwon  - Gabriele Rossmanith  - Jurgen Sacher  - Falk Struckmann  - Simone Young  - Dieter Oehms  - Peter Galliard  - Jan Buchwald  - Tigran Martirossian  - Ladislav Elgar  - Deborah Humble  - Ann-Beth Solvang  - Katja Pieweck  - Alexander Tsymbalyuk  - Ha Young Lee  - Wolfgang Koch  -  Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg
  2. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c  - Richard Wagner  - David Babcock  - Falk Struckmann  - Simone Young  - Dieter Oehms  - Peter Galliard  - Deborah Humble  - Catherine Foster  - Christian Franz  - Ha Young Lee  - Diogenes Randes  - Wolfgang Koch  -  Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg
  3. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b  - Richard Wagner  - David Babcock  - Hellen Kwon  - Yvonne Naef  - Jeanne Piland  - Deborah Polaski  - Gabriele Rossmanith  - Falk Struckmann  - Simone Young  - Stuart Skelton  - Renate Spingler  - Dieter Oehms  - Mikhail Petrenko  - Deborah Humble  - Ann-Beth Solvang  - Katja Pieweck  - Miriam Gordon-Stewart  -  Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg  - Cristina Damian
  4. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d  - Richard Wagner  - David Babcock  -  Hamburg State Opera Chorus  - Petra Lang  - Deborah Polaski  - John Tomlinson  - Simone Young  - Dieter Oehms  - Robert Bork  - Deborah Humble  - Anna Gabler  - Ann-Beth Solvang  - Christian Franz  - Ha Young Lee  - Wolfgang Koch  -  Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg  - Cristina Damian  - Maria Markina  - Katja Pierweck

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