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CHAN 3054 - Wagner: The Rhinegold
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CD available From: 17 April 2001

Opera - The Rhinegold

 Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
     
The Rhinegold 174:00
      Preliminary Evening to the Festival Play The Ring of the Nibelung
      Music drama in four scenes
      Poem by Richard Wagner
      English translation by Andrew Porter
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Scene 1
1 Orchestral prelude 5:01
2 'Weia! Waga! Wandering waters' 1:33
      Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
3 'He, he! You nixies!' 1:40
      Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
4 'Slimy, slippery, slithery smoothness!' 9:57
      Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
5 'Look, sisters! The sunlight is greeting the gold' 2:41
      Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
6 'What's that, you nixies . . .?' 5:01
      Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
7 'The world's wealth can be mine . . .?' 1:01
      Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
8 'Still not afraid?' 4:39
      Alberich, Flosshilde, Wellgunde, Woglinde
      Orchestral interlude
     
      Scene 2
9 'Wotan, my lord! Awaken!' 6:12
      Fricka, Wotan
10 'For I wished you faithful and true' 2:59
      Fricka, Wotan
11 'Then shelter her now' 2:24
      Fricka, Freia, Wotan
12 'Soft sleep closed your eyes' 3:20
      Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner
13 'God of light, light of spirit!' 5:09
      Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner, Freia
14 'To me, Freia! Back from her, giant!' 1:17
      Froh, Donner, Fafner, Fasolt, Wotan
      52:57
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
1 'This bond is graved on my spear's strong shaft' 0:58
      Wotan, Freai, Fricka
2 'What? How am I concerned in a contract?' 4:15
      Loge, Wotan, Fricka, Froh, Donner, Fafner, Fasolt
3 'Never one word of praise or thanks!' 2:52
      Loge
4 'But one I found then' 2:02
      Loge
5 'So I promised I'd tell you the story' 1:05
      Loge, Wotan, Fasolt, Fafner
6 'A toy, while it was in the waters' 2:01
      Loge, Wotan, Fricka
7 'And I should possess it!' 4:38
      Wotan, Loge, Donner, Froh, Fricka, Fafner
8 'Hear, Wotan, I'll speak my last word!' 2:29
      Fafner, Wotan, Fasolt, Freia, Froh, Donner
9 'Over rock and stone they stride' 3:07
      Loge, Fricka, Donner, Froh
10 'I see now! Hear what is wrong!' 3:13
      Loge, Fricka
11 'Come, Loge, descend with me!' 5:11
      Wotan, Loge, Donner, Froh, Fricka
      Orchestral interlude
     
      Scene 3
12 'Hehe! Hehe! Come here! Come here! 0:56
      Alberich, Mime
13 'Ha, you rogue!' 2:25
      Alberich, Mime
14 'Nibelheim here' 1:45
      Loge, Mime, Wotan
15 'What help for me?' 5:06
      Mime Loge, Wotan
16 'Better take care! Alberich's near' 2:56
      Mime, Wotan, Alberich
17 'What brought you here?' 3:32
      Alberich, Wotan, Loge
18 'In the clouds, you great ones' 3:23
      Alberich, Wotan, Loge
19 'All must stand in amazement' 4:58
      Loge, Alberich
      56:54
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
1 'Ohe! Ohe! Terrible dragon' 3:20
      Loge, Wotan, Alberich
2 'Now swiftly up!' 4:46
      Loge
      Orchestral interlude
     
      Scene 4
3 'There, Alberich, sit on your throne!' 2:53
      Loge, Alberich, Wotan
4 'And now the Niblungs will come to my call' 3:12
      Alberich, Wotan
5 'The gold lies there; now let me go' 6:38
      Alberich, Loge, Wotan
6 'Am I now free?' (Alberich's curve) 4:27
      Alberich, Loge, Wotan
7 'Fasolt and Fafner come this way' 3:08
      Loge, Froh, Donner, Fricka
8 'Wait! Don't touch her yet!' 3:12
      Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner, Loge, Froh
9 'Far too loose you're piling the gold' 2:44
      Fafner, Loge, Wotan, Fricka, Donner
10 'Freia, the fair one, see I no more' 3:07
      Fasolt, Fafner, Loge, Wotan, Freia, Fricka, Froh, Donner
11 'Yield it, Wotan, yield it!' (Erda's warning) 5:44
      Erda, Wotan, Fricka, Froh
12 'Hear, you giants!' 2:13
      Donner, Freia, Wotan
13 'Stop, you greedy one!' 2:25
      Fasolt, Fafner, Loge, Wotan
14 'Your luck, Wotan, what could surpass it?' 2:25
      Loge, Wotan, Fricka
15 'Sweltering mists hang in the air . . . Heda! Heda! Hedo!' 2:47
      Donner
16 'The bridge leads you homeward' 1:52
      Froh
17 'Evening rays flood the sky with splendour' 4:21
      Wotan, Fricka, Loge
18 'Rhinegold! Rhinegold!' (Entry of the Gods into Valahlla) 4:52
      Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Wotan, Loge
      Orchestral postlude
      64:08
     
      Gods
 Norman Bailey bass-baritone - Wotan
 Norman Welsby baritone - Donner
 Robert Ferguson tenor - Froh
 Emile Belcourt tenor - Loge
     
      Giants
 Robert Lloyd bass - Fasolt
 Clifford Grant bass - Fafner
     
      Nibelungs
 Derek Hammond-Stroud baritone - Alberich
 Gregory Dempsey tenor - Mime
     
      Goddesses
 Katherine Pring mezzo-soprano - Fricka
 Lois McDonnall soprano - Freia
 Anne Collins contralto - Erda
     
      Rhinemaidens
 Valerie Masterson soprano - Woglinde
 Shelagh Squires mezzo-soprano - Wellgunde
 Helen Attfield contralto - Flosshilde
     
     
 English National Opera Chorus
 English National Opera Orchestra
 Reginald Goodall
 Recorded in:
 London Coliseum
      live; 10, 19, 25 & 29 March 1975
 Producer(s)
 John Mordler
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Robert Gooch
 Format: ADD
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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