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Die Walkure (Melchior/Kipnis/Metropolitan/Leinsdorf) [Box set]

Friedrich Schorr , Richard Wagner , Erich Leinsdorf , Kerstin Thorborg , Metropolitan Opera Orchestra , et al. Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Audio CD (4 Dec 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Naxos Historical
  • ASIN: B000053W3Y
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,997 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Act 1 Prelude and Scene 1
2. Wes Herd Dies Auch Sei
3. Einen Unseligen Labtest Du
4. Scene 2: Mud am Herd Fand ich
5. Friedmund Darf ich Nicht
6. Die so Leidig Los dir
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Disc: 2
1. Act 2: Prelude and Scene 1
2. Nun Zaume Dein Rob
3. Der Alte Sturm
4. Scene 2: Schlimm Furcht' ich
5. So Sah Ich Siegvater Nie
6. Scene 3: Raste nun hier
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Act 3 Scene 1: Ride of the Valkyries
2. War't ihr Kuhnen zu Zwei?
3. Nicht Sehre Dich Sorge Um Mich
4. Scene 2: Wo ist Brunnhilde?
5. Hier Bin Ich, Vater
6. Scene 3: War es so Schmahlich
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Product Description

(Traubel, Melchior) (1941)

Customer Reviews

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera dates from December 6th 1941 - the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbour.....but that's not where the historic signifigance ends.
Helen Traubel, one of the finest Wagnerian sopranos of the century, was singing her first Walkure Brunnhilde......and what a triumph it is!! She is in excellent form, a match for any other Brunnhilde on disc.
Even more importantly, this is the first ever stage appearance of Astrid Varnay - a last minute substitute for the ailing Lotte Lehmann. Her Sieglinde is powerfully and beautifully sung.
These two sopranos are ably supported by the inimitable Lauritz Melchior as a thrilling Siegfried, Kerstin Thorborg as a powerful Fricka and Alexander Kipnis as a resonant Hunding.
Friedrich Schorr, one of the greatest Wotans of the century, is a little past his best here, but it is still easy to hear why he was applauded so highly in this role.
Erich Leinsdorf conducts the forces of the Metropolitan Opera with gusto, and the sound quality is very good for such an historic recording.
At this bargian price from Naxos, this set is well worth investigating.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Praise for Melchior 21 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
This recording should carry a warning. Melchior's performance is so thrilling that every performance of Die Walkure one sees afterwards is inevitably disappointing. This is the most valuable item in my CD collection.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cure for CD-star boredom 28 April 2001
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Format:Audio CD
If you're bored by the singing of today's CD stars....Forget purity of sound and perfect studio playing (the poor old horn players were getting tired and hungry by the end of this historic afternoon at the Met) but revel in big voices, straightforward singing, personality, commitment and the excitement of live peformance. There have been other American sopranos than Renée Fleming, as this set shows - and what a relief it is!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest .. of all Met/opera performances 12 July 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This MIGHT be the greatest of all .. of the MANY Wagner/Walkure .. performances and/or recordings. Traubel, Kip, Melchior, Schorr were some of the greatest/most-enduring of Wagnerian voices & characterizations. .. In other words, this is a "landmark" of the greatest operatic/vocal recordings/transcriptions .. of all (IMHO).
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