Historic Wagner Performances, Week 2

May 14, 2017, 8:00 pm

Richard Wagner

The second in a three-part series, this broadcast features excerpts from Wagner’s Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung, and Lohengrin.

Music

Die Walküre: Act I, complete.
(Bruno Walter, cond; Lotte Lehmann, soprano; Lauritz Melchior, tenor; Emanuel List, bass; Vienna Philharmonic)
Pristine Audio PACO 024.

Götterdämmerung: Prologue-Conclusion. (Artur Bodanzky, cond; Marjorie Lawrence, soprano; Lauritz Melchior, tenor; Metropolitan Opera Orch)
Naxos 8.110041-43.

Die Walküre: Final Scenes.
(Frida Leider, sop; Friedrich Schorr, bass-baritone; Leo Blech, cond; Berlin State Opera Orch) Pearl GEMM CD 9357.

Lohengrin: “In fernem Land;”
“Mein lieber Schwann.”
(Paul Franz, tenor) Malibran MR 755.