Wagner: Das Rheingold

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Wagner: Das Rheingold

Label:

Oehms

Catalogue No:

OC925

Discs:

2

Release date:

15th Dec 2008

Barcode:

4260034869257

Length:

2 hours 31 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Wagner: Das Rheingold


Falk Struckmann (Wotan), Peter Galliard (Loge), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Jürgen Sacher (Mime), Tigran Martirossian (Fasolt), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Fafner), Jan Buchwald (Donner), Ladislav Elgr (Froh), Katja Pieweck (Fricka), Hellen Kwon (Freia), Deborah Humble (Erda), Ha Young Lee (Woglinde), Gabriele Rossmanith (Wellgunde), Ann-Beth Solvang (Flosshilde)

Hamburg Philharmonic, Simone Young

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Simone Young is one of the brightest and newest stars in the world of classical music. Her recordings and performances of Bruckner Symphonies have been hailed as revelatory by audiences. Here she conducts the Orchestra of the State Opera Hamburg and soloists Falk Struckmann, Jan Buchwald, Ladislav Elgr, Peter Galliard, Wolfgang Koch, Jürgen Sacher and Tigran Martirossian in a performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold. The first release in a planned cycle on Oehms Classics.

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold

Scene 1: Vorspiel

Scene 1: Weia! Waga! Woge, du Welle! (Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)

Scene 1: Hehe! Ihr Nicker! (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)

Scene 1: Garstig glatter glitschiger Glimmer! (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)

Scene 1: Lugt, Schwestern! Die Weckerin lacht in den Grund (Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Alberich)

Scene 1: Der Welt Erbe gewann' ich zu eigen durch dich? (Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde)

Scene 2: Wotan! Gemahl! Erwache! (Fricka, Wotan)

Scene 2: So schirme sie jetzt (Fricka, Wotan, Freia)

Scene 2: Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug'! (Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner, Freia)

Scene 2: Zu mir, Freia! Meide sie, Frecher! (Froh, Donner)

Scene 2: Endlich Loge! Eiltest du so (Wotan, Loge, Fricka, Froh, Donner, Fafner, Fasolt)

Scene 2: Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn! (Loge)

Scene 2: Umsonst sucht'ich (Loge, Wotan)

Scene 2: Nicht gonn'ich das Gold dem Alben (Fasolt, Fafner, Loge, Wotan, Fricka, Donner)

Scene 2: Hor', Wotan, der Harrenden Wort! (Fafner, Wotan, Fasolt, Freia, Froh, Donner, Fricka)

Scene 2: Jetzt fand ich's: hort, was euch fehlt! (Loge, Fricka)

Scene 2: Auf, Loge, hinab mit mir! (Wotan, Loge, Froh, Donner, Fricka)

Scene 3: Hehe! Hehe! Hieher! Hieher! Tuckischer Zwerg! (Alberich, Mime)

Scene 3: Nibelheim hier: durch bleiche Nebel (Loge, Mime, Wotan)

Scene 3: Wer halfe mir? (Mime, Loge, Wotan)

Scene 3: Nehmt euch in acht! Alberich naht (Mime, Wotan, Alberich, Loge)

Scene 3: Was wollt ihr hier? (Alberich, Wotan, Loge)

Scene 3: Die in linder Lufte Weh'n da oben ihr lebt (Alberich, Wotan, Loge)

Scene 3: Wen doch fasste nicht Wunder (Loge, Alberich)

Scene 3: Riesen-Wurm winde sich ringelnd! (Alberich, Loge, Wotan)

Scene 3: Nun schnell hinauf: dort ist er unser (Loge)

Scene 4: Da, Vetter, sitze du fest! (Loge, Alberich, Wotan)

Scene 4: Wohlan, die Nibelungen rief ich mir nah' (Alberich, Wotan)

Scene 4: Gezahlt hab' ich; nun lasst mich zieh'n! (Alberich, Loge, Wotan)

Scene 4: Bin ich nun frei (Alberich's curse)

Scene 4: Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern (Loge, Froh, Donner, Fricka)

Scene 4: Halt! Nicht sie beruht! (Fasolt, Wotan, Fafner, Loge, Froh, Fricka)

Scene 4: Nicht so leicht und locker gefugt! (Fafner, Loge, Wotan, Fricka, Donner)

Scene 4: Freia, die Schone, schau' ich nicht mehr (Fasolt, Fafner, Loge, Wotan, Freia, Fricka, Froh)

Scene 4: Weiche, Wotan, weiche! Flieh' des Ringes Fluch! (Erda, Wotan, Fricka, Froh)

Scene 4: Hort, ihr Riesen! (Donner, Freia, Wotan)

Scene 4: Halt, du Gieriger! Gonne mir auch was! (Fasolt, Fafner, Loge)

Scene 4: Was gleicht, Wotan, wohl deinem Glucke? (Loge, Wotan, Fricka)

Scene 4: Schwules Gedunst schwebt in der Luft (Donner)

Scene 4: Zur Burg fuhrt die Brucke (Froh, Wotan, Fricka)

Scene 4: Ihrem Ende eilen sie zu (Loge, Wotan)

Scene 4: Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold! (Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Loge)

BBC Music Magazine

March 2009

****

“Das Rheingold is a work of intensely dramatic exposition… This Hamburg performance… goes all for the drama, to the point where the characters sometimes almost stop singing and begin to shout. …Simone Young conducts all the crucial confrontations with fierce energy, and relaxes the tempo for orchestral passages. This orchestra is exceptionally fine, and it's hard to believe that they played so flawlessly without any 'patching'. The whole thing is a thrilling, involving experience.”

Gramophone Magazine

August 2009

“Young is an alert accompanist of voices and brings a special menace to all the Nibelheim music. A plus here… is the ensemble performing - the Rhinedaughters evidently "know" each others' voices; the giants, Mime and Loge sound like they're used to dialoguing with each other. Koch's Alberich has power and imaginative use of the text... I have found this new Rheingold - an event to hear whole, rather than sample - increasingly compelling in the insights provided by the conductor and the recording.”

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