Wagner: Die Walkure - Act 1

Wagner: Die Walkure - Act 1

by Klaus Tennstedt

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Wagner: Die Walkure - Act 1

Klaus Tennstedt is chiefly remembered for his critically acclaimed recordings of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler, which he made from the late 1970s to the early '90s with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Tennstedt was less often associated with the music of Richard Wagner, and his few recordings of orchestral excerpts from the music dramas seemed his only connection to the master of Bayreuth. Yet in October 1991, Tennstedt recorded two concert performances of Act I of "Die Walküre," which demonstrated an affinity for Wagner that likely developed in his early years of conducting operas. Despite the massiveness of forces in the orchestra, this is a rather close-up and intimate performance with three important Wagnerian singers -- René Kollo as Siegmund, Eva-Maria Bundschuh as Sieglinde, and Bayreuth veteran John Tomlinson as Hunding -- and their live presentation is full of intensity and passion, with great presence and central placement in the stereo mix. Recorded at the Southbank Center's Royal Festival Hall, this archival recording was assembled from two concerts, but the editing is clean and the illusion of one continuous performance is successful. This 2016 release will be a treat for Tennstedt's admirers, and it is a fine introduction to one of Wagner's most popular works.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2016
Label: Lpo
UPC: 0854990001925
catalogNumber: 0092

Tracks

  1. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Siegmund, den Wälsung, siehst du, Weib!
  2. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: War Wälse dein Vater
  3. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: O süßeste Wonne! O seligestes Weib!
  4. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Du bist der Lenz
  5. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
  6. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Schläfst du, Gast?
  7. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater
  8. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Ich weiß ein wildes Geschlecht, nicht heili
  9. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Die so leidig Los dir beschied, nicht liebt
  10. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen
  11. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann: Not führt' i
  12. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Einen Unseligen labtest du
  13. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Wes Herd dies auch sei, hier muß ich rasten
  14. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1: Vorspiel

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