Historic Wagner Performances, Week 3

May 21, 2017, 8:00 pm

Richard Wagner

Rounding out this three-week series featuring the works of Richard Wagner, this broadcast features selections from Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung, The Flying Dutchman, and Tristan and Isolde.

Music

Die Walküre: “Ein Schwert verhiess mir;” “Wintersturme” (Jacques Urlus, tenor)
Archiv CD 10259.

Götterdämmerung: Act III, from Siegfried’s Death to end. (Artur Bodanzky, cond; Marjorie Lawrence, soprano; Lauritz Melchior, tenor; Ludwig Hofmann, bass; Dorothee Manski, soprano; Friedrich Schorr, baritone; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
Sony 8 8765 42717 2.

The Flying Dutchman: “Wie aus der Ferne.” (Hans Hotter, baritone; Astrid Varney, Soprano; Fritz Reiner, cond; Metroplitan Opera Orch)
Sony 8 8765 42717 2.

Tristan and Isolde: Act III (prelude omitted). (Lauritz Melchior, tenor; Kirsten Flagstad, Soprano; Paul Schoeffler, baritone; Sven Nilsson, bass; Octave Due, tenor; Thomas Beecham, cond; Royal Opera House Orch)
Immortal Performances. IPCD 1042-4.