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Saturday, October 1, 2016 Permalink

At The Opera, Wagner: Das Rheingold, October 1, 2016

  

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. It is often referred to as the Ring Cycle, Wagner's Ring, or simply The Ring.
Wagner wrote the libretto and music over the course of about twenty-six years, from 1848 to 1874. The four parts that constitute the Ring cycle are, in sequence:

Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

Siegfried

Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

Although individual works of the sequence have been occasionally performed separately, Wagner intended them to be performed in series. The first performance as a cycle opened the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876, beginning with Das Rheingold on August 13 and ending with Götterdämmerung on August 17, 1876.
This stunning “Live” recording at Bayrueth from 1953 has an all star cast and was conducted by Clemens Krauss.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07pm
Anna Russell: The Ring Of The Nibellungs (An Analysis) BUY from The Anna Russell Album
Sony 47252
8:38pm
Wagner: Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) BUY ; Clemens Krauss, conductor
11:00pm
11:07pm
Fritz Wunderlich: Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Di rigori armato il seno BUY from Magic of Wunderlich
11:12pm
Ricard Strauss: Heimliche Aufforderung ('Auf, hebe die funkelnde Schale empor zum Mund'), song for voice & piano, Op. 27/3 (TrV 170/3) BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Ricard Strauss
11:16pm
Richard Strauss: Ich trage meine Minne, song for voice & piano, Op. 32/1 (TrV 174/1) BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Richard Strauss
11:18pm
Fritz Wunderlich: Ständchen ('Mach' auf, mach' auf, doch leise, mein Kind'), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/2 (TrV 149/2) BUY from Magic of Wunderlich
11:21pm
Richard Strauss: Zueignung ('Ja, du weisst es, teur Seele'), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 10/1 (TrV 141/1) BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Richard Strauss
11:28pm
Richard Strauss: Morgen ('Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen'), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/4 (TrV 170/4) BUY from Magic of Wunderlich; composed by Richard Strauss
11:34pm
Puccini: Manon Lescaut exerpts BUY from Verismo; composed by Puccini

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