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Richard Wagner: Opera - Twilight of the Gods (Chandos Audio CD)

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Opera - Twilight of the Gods

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)


Twilight of the Gods 311:29
Third Day of the Festival Play The Ring of the Nibelung
Music drama in a prelude and three acts
Poem by Richard Wagner
English translation by Andrew Porter

COMPACT DISC ONE
Prelude
1 'What light shines down there?' 8:08
Three Norns
2 'Wotan made holy laws and treaties' 2:25
Second Norn
3 'That mighty hall the giants have raised' 4:47
Three Norns
4 'Now the gods will seize the spear that was shattered' 4:35
Three Norns
5 Dawn Music 7:32
Orchestra
'To deeds of glory'
Brünnhilde, Siegfried
6 'Ah, but to prove you love me' 2:36
Brünnhilde, Siegfried
7 'Love, I leave you alone' 2:48
Siegfried, Brünnhilde
8 'So by your daring I am fired' 1:42
Siegfried, Brünnhilde
9 'O heavenly rulers!' 1:42
Brünnhilde, Siegfried
10 Siegfried's Rhine Journey 7:38
Orchestra

Act I
Scene 1
11 'Now hear, Hagen' 2:37
Gunther, Hagen
12 'What woman should I wed . . .?' 2:39
Gunther, Hagen, Gutrune
13 'At Neidhöhle the Nibelung gold was guarded' 2:58
Hagen, Gunther
14 'You mock me, wicked Hagen!' 3:31
Gutrune, Hagen, Gunther
15 'Merrily seeking adventures and fame' 4:15
Hagen, Gunther, Siegfried

Scene 2
16 'Which is Gibich's son?' 2:27
Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen
17 'I welcome you, my friend' 2:11
Gunther, Siegfried, Hagen
18 'That treasure I quite forgot' 2:17
Siegfried, Hagen, Gunther
19 'Welcome, O guest, to Gibich's house!' 4:41
Gutrune, Siegfried, Gunther
71:33

COMPACT DISC TWO
1 'With your brother I promised to serve' 3:18
Siegfried, Gunther
2 'I fear not the flames' 1:42
Siegfried, Gunther
3 'Flourishing life's refreshing blood' 4:10
Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen
4 'Now on our way!' 2:54
Siegfried, Gunther, Gutrune, Hagen
5 'I sit here and wait' (Hagen's Watch) 8:42
Hagen

Scene 3
6 'Sounds I once knew so well' 6:29
Brünnhilde, Waltraute
7 'You've come to me?' 4:55
Brünnhilde, Waltraute
8 'Fear and dread I read in your features!' 1:29
Brünnhilde, Waltraute
9 'Hear me with care, and I will tell you!' 4:26
Waltraute
10 'He sits there, speaks no word' 6:46
Waltraute
11 'These tales of evil fancies' 1:33
Brünnhilde
12 'Upon your hand, the ring' 3:29
Waltraute, Brünnhilde
13 'Go home to the sacred clan of the gods!' 2:22
Brünnhilde, Waltraute
14 'Borne on the wind' 3:59
Brünnhilde
15 'Brünnhild! Your husband comes' 3:31
Siegfried, Brünnhilde
16 'The night draws on' 3:58
Siegfried, Brünnhilde
17 'Now nothing can save me' 2:58
Brünnhilde, Siegfried
66:45

COMPACT DISC THREE
Act II
Scene 1
1 Prelude 3:40
Orchestra
2 'Sleep you, Hagen, my son?' 3:51
Alberich, Hagen
3 'The might of the gods' 3:34
Hagen, Alberich
4 'That ring shall be Hagen's' 4:29
Hagen, Alberich

Scene 2
5 'Hoiho! Hagen! Fast asleep?' 3:06
Siegfried, Hagen, Gutrune
6 'Yet my Siegfried was with Brünnhild?' 1:25
Gutrune, Siegfried
7 'I can see a sail in the distance' 1:05
Hagen, Siegfried, Gutrune

Scene 3
8 'Hoiho! Hoihohoho!' (Hagen summons the vassals) 2:56
Hagen, Vassals
9 'Come to my call, and arm yourselves!' 3:40
Hagen, Vassals
10 'Glad times have come' 3:04
Vassals, Hagen

Scene 4
11 'Welcome, Gunther!' 3:50
Vassals, Gunther
12 'I greet you, noble friend' 4:51
Gunther, Vassals, Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Hagen
13 'A ring I saw upon your hand' 1:40
Brünnhilde, Siegfried, Gunther
14 'Ha! - Siegfried stole it' 2:23
Brünnhilde, Siegfried, Hagen, Gutrune, Vassals, Women
15 'Here in Walhall, mighty immortals!' 3:26
Brünnhilde, Gunther, Women, Vassals
16 'Would you defile your name so lightly?' 4:08
Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Vassals, Women, Gunther, Gutrune, Hagen
17 'Shing steel! Holiest weapon!' 3:15
Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Vassals
18 'Gunther, look to your wife there' 6:08
Siegfried

Scene 5
19 'Dark, unholy powers lie here around me!' 3:20
Brünnhilde
20 'Have trust in me, offended wife!' 2:55
Hagen, Brünnhilde
21 'Can no weapon's point then pierce him?' 3:04
Hagen, Brünnhilde, Gunther
22 'Deceived am I - and deceiver!' 2:15
Gunther, Hagen
23 'He betrayed you' 3:10
Brünnhilde, Hagen, Gunther
24 'Since this blow must be dealt her' 3:39
Hagen, Gunther, Brünnhilde
78:58

COMPACT DISC FOUR
Act III
1 Prelude 3:42
Orchestra

Scene 1
2 'Fair sunlight, shine on us in splendour' 2:23
Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
3 'Fair sunlight, send to us the hero' 2:07
Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
4 'A goblin led me astray' 1:45
Siegfried, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
5 'Siegfried, if we find your bear' 2:53
Woglinde, Siegfried, Wellgunde, Flosshilde
6 'Why should I let them laugh and jeer?' 1:46
Siegfried, Flosshilde, Woglinde, Wellgunde
7 'Siegfried! . . . Evil lies in that ring' 2:32
Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Siegfried
8 'Siegfried! . . . Give heed to our words' 2:49
Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Siegfried
9 'Come, sisters! Flee from this madman!' 4:20
Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Siegfried

Scene 2
10 'Hoiho!' 2:14
Hagen, Vassals, Siegfried
11 'You drove the game away from us' 2:56
Hagen, Siegfried
12 'Drink, Gunther, drink' 3:03
Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen
13 'Mime was a hideous dwarf' (Siegfried's Narration@ 1:24
Siegfried
14 'Now you must hear what happened next' 1:47
Siegfried, Hagen, Vassals
15 'Ring and Tarnhelm - both I had found' 2:48
Siegfried, Hagen, Vassals
16 'In grief I watched the branches above' 6:00
Siegfried, Hagen, Gunther, Vassals
44:33

COMPACT DISC FIVE
1 'Brünnhilde! Holiest bride!' 4:21
Siegfried
2 Siegfried's Funeral March 8:01
Orchestra

Scene 3
3 'Was that his horn?' 3:45
Gutrune
4 'Ah, if Siegfried were back!' 3:21
Gutrune, Hagen, Gunther
5 'Cast not the blame on me' 2:36
Gunther, Hagen
6 'Peace with your cries of useless lament!' 2:05
Brünnhilde, Gutrune
7 'Poor creature, peace!' 2:44
Brünnhilde, Gutrune
8 'Sturdy branches, building his pyre' 2:57
(Brünnhilde's Immolation)
Brünnhilde
9 'The sun in radiance shines from his eyes' 2:38
Brünnhilde
10 'O you, you guardians' 4:26
Brünnhilde
11 'My heritage I claim from the hero' 3:06
Brünnhilde
12 'Fly home, you ravens!' 1:41
Brünnhilde
13 'Grane, my horse!' 2:31
Brünnhilde
14 'Give back the ring!' 5:27
Hagen
49:40

Alberto Remedios tenor - Siegfried
Norman Welsby baritone - Gunther
Aage Haugland bass - Hagen
Derek Hammond-Stroud baritone - Alberich
Rita Hunter soprano - Brünnhilde
Margaret Curphey soprano - Gutrune
Katherine Pring mezzo-soprano - Waltraute
Norns
Anne Collins contralto - First Norn
Gillian Knight mezzo-soprano - Second Norn
Anne Evans soprano - Third Norn
Rhinemaidens
Valerie Masterson soprano - Woglinde
Shelagh Squires mezzo-soprano - Wellgunde
Helen Attfield contralto - Flosshilde
Chorus: Vassals and Women
English National Opera Chorus
English National Opera Orchestra
Reginald Goodall
Recorded in:
London Coliseum
live; 6, 13 & 27 August 1977
Producer(s)
John Mordler
Sound Engineer(s)
Robert Gooch
Stuart Eltham
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 24 Bit Remaste

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