Bass Vocals – Arnold Van Mill. Composed By – Richard Wagner. Conductor – Hans Knappertsbusch. Orchestra – Wiener Philharmoniker. Soprano Vocals – Kirsten Flagstad. Tenor Vocals – Set Svanholm. Matrix, Runout (Side A): ZAL 3830 - 5E.
Bass Vocals – Arnold van Mill. Composed By – Wagner. Sleeve Notes – Alan Blyth. Matrix, Runout (Side 1 label): ZAL 17578. Matrix, Runout (Side 2 label): ZAL 17579. Kirsten Flagstad, Wagner, Set Svanholm, Hans Knappertsbusch, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Die Walküre Act One Complete, Götterdämmerung (2xLP, Pre). Identical to the standard 1st UK issue of SXL 2074 with wideband-groove labels, except that it has the LXT 5429-30 slick pasted on the front of the box with a Decca sticker covering the logo and catalogue number in the top right corner and SXL 2074 printed in gold text on the spine
Die Walküre Act 1. A1. Wess Herd Dies Auch Sei. B2. Gast, Wer Du Bisst Wuss Ich Gern. C1. Der Manner Sippe.
Flagstad was first noticed by Otto Hermann Kahn, then Chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, on a trip to Scandinavia in 1929, and Met management made overtures soon after. Their letters were never answered, however. At the time, Flagstad had just met her soon to be second husband and had even briefly considered giving up opera altogether. Includes Die Walküre Act I excerpts; Götterdämmerung final scene, Tristan Liebestod, and Wesendonck Lieder (orchestral version). (World Records LP T-366-7. Wagner arias with Knappertsbusch (stereo). Acts I and III of Die Walküre (as Sieglinde and Brünnhilde, respectively) as well as the Brünnhilde/Siegmund duet from Act II (these conducted variously by Knappertsbusch and Solti, as a sort of preparation for Decca's complete Ring project). Her great valedictory as Fricka in the Decca Rheingold of 1958.
For the first complete recording of Wagner’s tetralogy and for the first opera, ‘Das Rheingold’, Flagstad was engaged to sing a role she had never performed before, that of Fricka. Producer John Culshaw describes: ‘At about 1. 0 that afternoon we made our first test of the opening of the second scene and when Flagstad sang her fist line – ‘Wotan! Gemahl! erwache!’ – the entire orchestra turned round to gape in amazement, so extraordinary was the authority and power of her voice’. From Knappertsbusch can be learnt the art of seamless Wagner conducting, the precise weighting of phrases, the ability to dovetail one to another.
1. Die Walküre, Act I, Scene 2: "Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann" (Sieglinde, Hunding, Siegmund). Wagner: Die Walküre, Act I & Götterdämmerung, Extracts. we've improved your Playlist of the day and other smart playlists. Picking up where you left off. Ready. Set. Go! Turn on the last track you listened to on another device?
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Primary Artist, Soprano (Vocal). Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal). Conductor, Primary Artist.