Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen | Decca 4788370

Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4788370

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 16

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 8th June 2015

Contents

Artists

Anita Valkki
Berit Lindholm
Birgit Nilsson
Brigitte Fassbaender
Christa Ludwig
Claire Watson
Claudia Hellmann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Eberhard Wachter
George London
Gerhard Stolze
Gottlob Frick
Grace Hoffman
Gustav Neidlinger
Gwyneth Jones
Hans Hotter
Helen Watts
Helga Dernesch
Hetty Plumacher
Ira Malaniuk
James King
Jean Madeira
Joan Sutherland
Kirsten Flagstad
Kurt Bohme
Lucia Popp
Marga Hoffgen
Marilyn Tyler
Maureen Guy
Oda Balsborg
Paul Kuen
Regine Crespin
Set Svanholm
Vera Little
Vera Schlosser
Waldemar Kmentt
Walter Kreppel
Wolfgang Windgassen
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Georg Solti

Works

Wagner, Richard

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (complete)

Artists

Anita Valkki
Berit Lindholm
Birgit Nilsson
Brigitte Fassbaender
Christa Ludwig
Claire Watson
Claudia Hellmann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Eberhard Wachter
George London
Gerhard Stolze
Gottlob Frick
Grace Hoffman
Gustav Neidlinger
Gwyneth Jones
Hans Hotter
Helen Watts
Helga Dernesch
Hetty Plumacher
Ira Malaniuk
James King
Jean Madeira
Joan Sutherland
Kirsten Flagstad
Kurt Bohme
Lucia Popp
Marga Hoffgen
Marilyn Tyler
Maureen Guy
Oda Balsborg
Paul Kuen
Regine Crespin
Set Svanholm
Vera Little
Vera Schlosser
Waldemar Kmentt
Walter Kreppel
Wolfgang Windgassen
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Georg Solti

About

Sir Georg Solti’s recording of Wagner’s epic music-drama Der Ring des Nibelungen was a recording project on a scale without precedent and the first-ever studio recording of Wagner’s masterpiece.

Recorded between September 1958 and November 1965, it was masterminded by legendary producer John Culshaw and his technical team under the direction of chief engineer Gordon Parry. This massive undertaking set new standards in both opera recording and the possibilities of the effective and imaginative use of stereo.

The combination of Sir Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic with an international cast of the greatest Wagnerian singers available resulted in a recording which was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm and rave reviews and which quickly won numerous international awards.

Contents:
• Anti-scratch matt finish 16CD + BonusCD-Rom capbox box set featuring Solti’s immortal recording of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen as remastered in 2012.
• An extensive 108-page booklet featuring written introductions to each opera by producer John Culshaw, synopses in English and German and many original session photographs.
• Deryck Cooke's ‘An Introduction to Der Ring Des Nibelungen’ (CD 15-16). PDF transcript is also available on the CD-Rom.
• CD-Rom containing complete libretti in original German with English translation and French translation.

The Greatest Recording of All Time” - Gramophone Magazine 1999 / BBC Music Magazine 2011
Grammy Award  • Edison Award • Grand Prix Mondial du disque

Performers:
Das Rheingold
- Wotan: George London
- Donner: Eberhard Wächter
- Froh: Waldemar Kmentt
- Loge: Set Svanholm
- Alberich: Gustav Neidlinger
- Mime: Paul Kuen
- Fasolt: Walter Kreppel
- Fafner:  Kurt Böhme
- Fricka: Kirsten Flagstad
- Freia: Claire Watson
- Erda:  Jean Madeira
- Woglinde:  Oda Balsborg
- Wellgunde: Hetty Plümacher
- Flosshilde:  Ira Malaniuk

Die Walküre
- Siegmund: James King
- Hunding: Gottlob Frick
- Wotan:  Hans Hotter
- Sieglinde: Régine Crespin
- Brünnhilde:  Birgit Nilsson
- Fricka: Christa Ludwig
- Gerhilde: Vera Schlosser
- Ortlinde:  Helga Dernesch
- Waltraute: Brigitte Fassbaender
- Schwertleite: Helen Watts
- Helmwige: Berit Lindholm
- Siegrune: Vera Little
- Grimgerde:  Marilyn Tyler
- Rossweiße: Claudia Hellmann

Siegfried
- Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
- Mime: Gerhard Stolze
- Der Wanderer:  Hans Hotter
- Alberich: Gustav Neidlinger
- Fafner:  Kurt Böhme
- Erda:  Marga Höffgen
- Brünnhilde: Birgit Nilsson
- Stimme Eines Waldvogels: Joan Sutherland

Götterdämmerung
- Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
- Gunther:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
- Hagen:  Gottlob Frick
- Alberich: Gustav Neidlinger
- Brünnhilde:  Birgit Nilsson
- Gutrune:  Claire Watson
- Waltraute: Christa Ludwig
- Erste Norn: Helen Watts
- Zweite Norn: Grace Hoffman
- Dritte Norn: Anita Välkki
- Woglinde: Lucia Popp
- Wellgunde: Gwyneth Jones
- Flosshilde: Maureen Guy

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