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Wagner: Siegfried (Sung in English)
 
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Wagner: Siegfried (Sung in English)

1 Jan. 2001 | Format: MP3

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By ziggy_fan TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I always think of Siegried as one of the most accessible parts of Wagner's ring cycle, based on the music, the story and the fact that it's also packed with beautiful orchestral passages and a fantastic duet at the end. Siegfried's music is truly youthful and heroic. In terms of the musical and melodic performance, this box set doesn't disappoint and coupled with the fact that most of the sung roles can be followed in English adds a certain advantage (as I have explained in reviews of the previous two parts of this Ring cycle on Chandos). The disappointment for me, as in Valkyrie box set, is Alberto Remedios. His diction is very "fluid" and it is difficult to follow what he is singing most of the time. Seeing that his is the main role in this part of the cycle, I find it frustrating that unless I pick up the booklet and try to follow him that way (defeats the object since I already have the excellent and musically superior Solti conducted cycle for doing that) the only way I know what is happening is by listening carefully to the other sung parts around him. If you know the cycle very well by the time you buy this, then it might not be a huge problem for you because Remedios' singing is indeed youthful and heroic.

As for the "character" parts of Mime, Alberich and Fafner ... the latter is effectively brought out with the sound effects, but as in my criticism of Rhinegold in this Goodall conducted cycle on Chandos, is that there is a lack of bite in what I would term are the Nibelung characters of Mime and Alberich. They both sing beautifully but compared to, say, the Solti conducted cycle (my personal favourite) they lack the edge and bite required when listening to this opera without being at a live performance.
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SIEGFRIED - E.N.O - REGINALD GOODALL.
I have seen Siegfried with this same cast so many times at the The London Colliseum, that to rehear those wonderful voices captured in such a brilliant recording was truly like revisiting a special friend you have not seen for a long time.Sound is excellent for a live recording.
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This is the greatest production, of the greatest opera ( including the other 3 operas in the ring cycle by Goohall of course) the cast are superb. this is the version to buy by miles.
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Good recording.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8e91b144) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x910551f8) out of 5 stars Better than you might think.... 17 Mar. 2002
By John Link - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to think more than twice before purchasing this recording, especially since it isnt at a budget price, but I dont regret having done so. Wagner's original German language opera sung in English might seem more like a novelty recording (or a horrifying experience to hardcore Wagner fans) than a serious approach to the music, but surprisingly it works (for the most part). For the listener who doesn't speak and understand German this is a great way to understand Wagner's opera, as the connection between text and drama is made clearer--though I sometimes wish the singers diction and pronunciation were a bit clearer--but hey, its still opera and a complete English only libretto is included (along with a scene by scene summary of the drama, a summary of the preceding two operas, and an essay and photos of this particular project). Overall the orchestra and conducting is up to par and the sound is clear, balanced, and spacious, the only annoying thing being the audience clapping after the end of each act--its a live 1975 recording. While this is no substitute for the original in German, think of it as a great resource ... to understanding Wagner's opera cycle for listeners without the time or inclination to learn German.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9018fa08) out of 5 stars GREAT, UNDERRATED, GLORIOUS! 19 Mar. 2016
By Avery Gordon - Published on Amazon.com
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This Ring, sung all in English by the English National Opera, will shock you when you read that it's a live recording. The sound quality is gorgeous, live, and because it's being performed live, there's a chemistry in it that can't be beat. The cast, folks, is uniformly superb. Rita Hunter's voice as Brunhilde is simply, refreshingly flawless. She was also a great, underrated Verdi singer. The English translation is excellent, as are all ENO's translations. And the singers' enunciation is impeccable, so you can actually understand what they're saying WHILE THEY'RE SINGING, instead of reading surtitles. Some have said that the orchestral tempi are slow, but I totally disagree. The stretching of so much of this incredibly emotive music adds to its effectiveness. And the orchestra's playing is wonderful. I have many top-rate Rings, but make no mistake: This one is right up there with the best of them!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f2e3294) out of 5 stars Absolutely better than you think, the best of Goodal's Ring! 2 May 2005
By D. J. Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As good as his die Walkure is, Goodall's Siegfried is even better. For me this is the most difficult opera of the entire Ring and Goodall pulls it off with honors indeed. Remedios is a wonder! Wish we had had him in the Met Ring Cycles of the past decade. Hunter again is a wonder with beauty and strength of tone. Once more I enjoy Bailey. I found That Alan Blyth in Gramophone 5/01 and I seem to appreciate him. It would seem that Goodall gives this opera all the wonderful performance it needs. Not an easy show to pull off. This recording absolutely belongs in any Wagnerian's collection. Had I been at this live performance, I definitely would not have fallen asleep and would have regretted its coming to its inevitable end. And the orchestra rises to the occasion splendidly. From Siegfried's climb to Brunhilde's rock until the end of the duet, the orchestral playing is rich, very moving bordering on the monumental just because it is live and thus more of a risk than a studio recording. Hunter is nothing short of stunning. The duet alone makes the recording a must have. Too bad artists are not fully appreciated until we no longer have them around to enjoy. Thank God this is on CD to be enjoyed at the listener's command.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x934f6df8) out of 5 stars Siegfried in English 14 April 2010
By T. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
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The Reginald Goodall SIEGFRIED in an English translation by Andrew Porter is surely one of the finest of all Wagner recordings. It originated in live performances after much preparation and coaching at ENO. Porter's translation is a revelation, clarifying and in most cases, beautifying the archaic German that the composer adopted in writing his epic. The production was recorded during live performances and it crackles with dramatic electricity. Singing is constantly engaged and passionate, and especially in the case of the set's Wotan, Norman Bailey, it sometimes reaches greatness. What is consistently great is the majestic conducting of Goodall. Never has the prologue to the opera so atmospherically evoked the dark forests in which Siegfried lives. The opera is played in huge arcs of sound that move slower than seems possible but still retain tension and drive. The encounter between Wotan and Erda with its stormy prelude is breathtaking in its majesty and in the sheer golden brown buzz of Bailey's voice. No other recording of the opera has so persuasively argued that SIEGFRIED, the least popular opera of the Ring, is indeed a great dramatic work of art and music. A truly superb achievement
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8efec24c) out of 5 stars Slow and steady wins the race 7 Feb. 2007
By David J. Trainer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yes, we all know that Reginal Goodall's Wagner is VERY deliberate (read slow) at times. When I heard the late Rita Hunter singing in Sydney in the 80s, I asked her about working with Maestro Goodall, she said he was one of the most thorough and demanding conductor's you could wish to work with.

For me, this whole cycle is desert island material because the English translation is just superb. Fine singing and marvellous playing from the ENO orchestra.
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