Brünnhilde and Siegfried in Love

January 19, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Happy moments in Wagner? Enjoying it while it lasts are Kirsten Flagstad and Set Svanholm in Siegfried, and Astrid Varnay and Wolfgang Windgassen in Götterdämmerung. If you are a Wagner fan, this program is definitely for you!

Music

“Ewig war ich ewig bin ich” Act III, Scene 3, from Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; Set Svanholm, tenor; Philharmonia Orchestra; Georges Sébastian, conductor
(London 1951. EMI 5 65215 2)

“Zu neuen Taten” Prologue from Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Astrid Varnay, soprano; Wolfgang Windgassen, heldentenor; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Joseph Keilberth, conductor
(Bayreuth Festival 1955. TESTAMENT SBT4 1393)