A One Hundredth Birthday Anniversary Tribute to Astrid Varnay

April 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

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This Swedish‐American soprano and one the finest Wagnerian interpreters of the twentieth century will be heard in two of her finest roles. First we hear Dich teure Halle from Tannhauser then the Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung.

Music

“Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
The Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio conducted by Hermann Weigert
Astrid Varnay, soprano
(Munich 1954 LP: MELODRAM 076)

“Immolation Scene” from Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Joseph Keilberth
Astrid Varnay, soprano
(1955 TESTAMENT SBT4 1393)