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Wagner: Die Walküre [Box set]

Erich Leinsdorf, Richard Wagner, L.S.O. Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 May 2002)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00006469P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,233 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - OrchestervorspielErich Leinsdorf 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - Wes Herd dies auch sei...Kühlende Labung gab mirErich Leinsdorf11:48£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - Szene 2: "Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann"Erich Leinsdorf 4:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen...Aus dem Wald triebErich Leinsdorf 9:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - "Ich weiß ein wildes Geschlecht"Erich Leinsdorf 4:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - Szene 3: "Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater"Erich Leinsdorf 5:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - "Schläfst du, Gast?"Erich Leinsdorf 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - "Der Männer Sippe saß hier im Saal"Erich Leinsdorf 5:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - "Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond"Erich Leinsdorf 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - Du bist der LenzErich Leinsdorf 7:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - War Wälse dein VaterErich Leinsdorf0:20£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Wagner: Die Walküre / Act 1 - Siegmund heiß ich und Siegmund bin ichErich Leinsdorf 3:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - VorspielErich Leinsdorf 1:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Nun zäume dein Ross, reisige MaidErich Leinsdorf 1:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Dir rat' ich, Vater, rüste dich selbstBirgit Nilsson 1:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - "Der alte Sturm, die alte Müh'"Erich Leinsdorf 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen GötternErich Leinsdorf 5:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - In wildem Leiden erwuchs er such selbstErich Leinsdorf 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - "Was verlangst du?"Birgit Nilsson 4:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Szene 2: "Schlimm, fürcht ich, schloß der Streit"Birgit Nilsson 1:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - O heilige Schmach!...Laß ich's verlautenBirgit Nilsson 3:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Als junger Liebe Lust mir verblich...Ein anr'res ist'sBirgit Nilsson15:44£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - O sag, künde, was soll nun dein Kind?...So sah ichBirgit Nilsson 6:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Szene 3: "Raste nun hier; gönne dir Ruh!"Erich Leinsdorf 9:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Siegmund! Sieh auf mich!...Du sahest der Walküre sehrenBirgit Nilsson18:59£2.29  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Szene 5: "Zauberfest bezähmt ein Schlaf"Erich Leinsdorf 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Kehrte der Vater nur heimErich Leinsdorf0:57£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Wehwalt! Wehwalt!Birgit Nilsson 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Wagner: Die Walküre - Zweiter Aufzug - Geh' hin, Knecht! Kniee vor FrickaErich Leinsdorf 1:54£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Szene 1: "Hojotoho! Heiaha!"Josephine Veasey 7:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Nach dem Tann lenkt sie das taumelnde RossJosephine Veasey 1:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - "Schützt mich und helft in höchster Not"Birgit Nilsson 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - "Nicht sehre dich Sorge um mich"Josephine Veasey 2:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - So fliehe denn eilig und fliehe allein!Josephine Veasey 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Steh' Brünnhilde! Wo ist Brünnhild'?Josephine Veasey 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - "Hier bin ich, Vater"Birgit Nilsson 8:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Szene 3: "War es so schmählich?"Birgit Nilsson 4:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Als Fricka den eignen Sinn dir entfremdetBirgit Nilsson 5:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - So tatest du, was so gern zu tun ich begehrtErich Leinsdorf 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Wohl taugte dir nicht...Deinen leichten SinnBirgit Nilsson 4:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Und das ich ihm in Stücken schlug!Birgit Nilsson 3:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - "Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind"Erich Leinsdorf 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - Der Augen leuchtendes PaarErich Leinsdorf 8:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Wagner: Die Walküre - Dritter Aufzug - "Loge, hör! Lausche hieher!"Erich Leinsdorf 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One That Fell Between The Cracks 21 July 2005
By NNNNN
Format:Audio CD
The origins of this splendid 1961 recording of Die Walküre are a bit of a muddle. In the late 1950's and early 1960's RCA made a deal with Decca/London wherein each would make a few recordings for the other. So an RCA recording would appear on Decca and vice versa. This recording was made by Decca and first appeared on RCA . In the 1970's it reverted back to Decca/London. As Solti, Bohm and von Karajan made their way through their Ring cycles this performance under Leinsdorf was largely forgotten.
It is a bracing one that fully partakes of the drama of the score and deftly paces itself to let the action unfold naturally. Leinsdorf's ear for detail is a plus in that unfolding providing subtle details that comment on the drama.
The opening 20 or so minutes of Act III are simply superb. All to often many conductors slacken up after the first 5 or 6 minutes of this act but Leinsdorf does not. The result is the confrontation of Wotan with Brunhilde and the Valkyries sustaining an air of tension that few have been able to hold. With a cast containing Brouwenstijn, Vickers and Nilsson there is no worry as to vocal quality. The stand out though is George London's Wotan. He manages to convey the many contradictory aspects of the character that few have managed to capture. This is not a single personality but a multiple one that London deftly winds his way through. Very fine recording making it hard to believe it is from 1961. The packaging is slim line and simple with a striking cover. Notes and synopsis are included and the texts can be downloaded from disc 2. I had not heard this performance in some 25 years and rehearing it was a very pleasent surprise.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By D. S. CROWE TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This recording has received its well deserved 5 stars in other reviews, notably that of Ralph Moore, so I propose to make some other observations. Its genesis is interesting, and it bears somewhat on the previous critical indifference to this first ever released Walkure in stereo (the 1955 Bayreuth productions were withheld by Decca).
Until the late 60's RCA had no separate presence in Europe-recording in Europe, pressing, publicity and distribution were all carried out by Decca on their behalf, and this resulted in many fine classical recordings including the Karajan Tosca and Carmen and the Solti Rome Opera recordings. This arrangement was very lucrative for Decca, not least because they benefited from the income from Elvis Presley recordings among others, which helped finance their ambitious classical recording programme.
John Culshaw's Ring project with Solti had already been disrupted by Decca's insistence on recording the first stereo Tristan after Das Rheingold, resulting in the postponement of Walkure-then RCA dropped their bombshell by requiring Decca to record and release a "stand alone" Walkure, with Nilsson cast as Brunnhilde to add insult. Decca had no option but to comply, but "briefed against " the resultant set which never received the promotion it deserved.
Critical opinion on its release concentrated on what it was not-not Solti, not Vienna, not part of a cycle, not Hotter etc.-rather than what it was!
In fact, it was and is arguably the finest Walkure recorded, with only Bohm and Karajan rivalling it. RCA assembled a superb cast, with the only small cavil being that David Ward is almost too noble for Hunding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like this any more 17 July 2008
By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I have known and loved this version of Wagner's masterpiece for thirty years, first on LP, then on CD - and I remain truly mystified by the received opinion that it is inferior to the later Solti set - which is, in fact, the weakest of that tetralogy; I would favour Karajan's thoughtful, refined, beautifully sung version over that. Both the latter and this Leinsdorf set feature Vickers as Siegmund. He is in excellent voice in both but even fresher and certainly less mannered here. As for the supposed superiority of Nilsson's later assumptions of Bruennhilde - like other reviewers of this set, I just don't hear it; here, she sounds superlative and not just a chromium plated virago, either - there are moments of supreme tenderness, especially in the Todesverkuendigung. Every role is sung by voices of towering power, conviction and grandeur - especially London's magnificent Wotan, which is a worthy companion to his account of that same role in Solti's "Rheingold", another of my favourite performances. The sound is excellent; the orchestra sonorous; Leinsdorf propels the action along with tremendous gusto. Brouwenstjin is really touching and suitably febrile as Sieglinde; the slight tremulousness in her voice, with its rapid, flickering vibrato, perfect to convey Sieglinde's terror and angst. The climax to Act One with Vickers is the highlight of the set, surpassed only by Melchior and Lehmann under Bruno Walter in their elderly (1935), but still gripping, Vienna recording.

Ignore the establishment view; this is the one Wagner recording I would be found clinging to if I had to keep but one. Nobody sings Wagner today like the artists on this set - and you have to make few compromises with the quality of sound to obtain such a great performance; it's very well recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a Walkure to live with
One of the great mysteries of life is why Decca in the early 1960's, having committed itself to the Solti Ring with the Vienna Philharmonic, went to the expense of recording this... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Stanley Crowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Please be a little more generous
Well, I took the plunge. I already have the Solti Ring twice - and the most recent version, especially the blu-ray, is awesome-, I have the Janowski Dresden set, the Böhm... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. D. M. Blyth
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Walkurie without a doubt!
This recording has such wonderful singers in their prime it cannot be surpassed. George London is amazing as Wotan. Nilsson is wonderful and Vickers utterly superb!
Published 20 months ago by KC
5.0 out of 5 stars L'edizione di Walkure più bella in assoluto
Una Walkure di altissimo livello!
A cominciare dalla direzione di Erich Leinsdorf accuratissima e molto personale, una Birgit Nilsson stratosferica nel ruolo di Brunnhilde (e... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Umberto Spanu
4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding...at least in parts.
I'll leave the curious history of this recording to other reviewers, and get straight down to the performance. Read more
Published on 28 July 2012 by Atavus
5.0 out of 5 stars This version is simply addictive
I have had the pleasure of listening a few Die Walkure but this is worth the investment. What can I say.....the music speaks for itself. Just go for it.
Published on 2 July 2011 by Lotus Elan
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Stereo Walkure? Possibly.....
I'm giving thia a re-listen, after many years.

I'd agree that this is an unfairly overlooked set - partly due to its status as an 'orphan' recording (ie, not part of... Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2011 by Wakefield, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars Break-neck triumph
Leinsdorf launches in at full pelt with quite possibly the fastest Storm on disc - very exhilarating. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2010 by mike the wizard
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Walkure - with some awesome singing.
In the early 60s, this combined the finest Siegmund and the finest Brunhilde for the only time together in a studio recording. Read more
Published on 27 April 2009 by Geoffrey Bellamy
3.0 out of 5 stars Like Solti's Act One there is no overarching shape or final euphoric...
If Act One doesn't leave you punching the air you might as well look elsewhere for a complete Walkure. This one just doesn't do it. Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2008 by Basilides
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