Browse: Wagner - Die Walküre: Act 1
This page lists all recordings of Die Walküre: Act 1 by Richard Wagner (1813-83).
Jon Vickers (Siegmund), Martti Talvela (Hunding), Thomas Stewart (Wotan), Gundula Janowitz (Sieglinde), Régine Crespin (Brünnhilde), Josephine Veasey (Fricka), Liselotte Rebmann (Gerhilde), Carlotta Ordassy (Ortlinde), Ingrid Steger (Waltraute), Lilo Brockhaus (Schwertleite), Daniza Mastilovic (Helmwige),...
The great merits of Karajan's version are the refinement of the orchestral playing and the heroic strength of Jon Vickers as Siegmund...Veasey as Fricka conveys the biting intensity of the part...The... — More…
Birgit Nilsson (Brünnhilde), George London (Wotan), Jon Vickers (Siegmund), Gré Brouwenstijn (Sieglinde), David Ward (Hunding), Rita Gorr (Fricka), Marie Collier (Gerhilde), Judith Pierce (Helmwige), Julia Malyon (Ortlinde), Margreta Elkins (Waltraute), Noreen Berry (Siegrune), Maureen Guy (Grimgerde),...
…an exciting, eloquent, lyrical, an always vital account of the opera and draws splendid playing, of which the conductor must have been proud, and we should be, from the London Symphony Orchestra,... — More…
Live recording from the Theater an der Wien, Wiener Festwochen, 1962 & 1963
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano), Claire Watson (Sieglinde), Fritz Uhl (Siegmund) & Josef Greindl (Hunding), Birgit Nilsson (Isolde)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch
These historic performances remain more golden than their ageing picture frames — More…
René Kollo (Siegmund), Eva-Maria Bundschuh (Sieglinde) & John Tomlinson (Hunding)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt
The chief cause of ecstasy is the inspired playing of the LPO, whose intensity is electrifying: the opening storm is enough to show what we can expect, and despite the broad tempos – this is... — More…
Helga Dernesch (Sieglinde), William Cochran (Siegmund), Hans Sotin (Hunding), Norman Bailey (baritone), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra (Walküre extracts), Otto Klemperer
this set proved to be a most enjoyable listening experience, both in the recordings which I remembered from their original LP issues and those I had not previously encountered. The re-mastering... — More…