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Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – “Götterdämmerung” (1876) – “Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde … Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau” Duet Siegfried-Brünnhilde I Act “Vorspiel II Teil” (Prologue II Part) “Siegfried verabschiedet sich von Brünnhilde.” Kirsten Flagstad as Brünnhilde Lauritz Melchior as Siegfried. by Luca

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – “Götterdämmerung” (1876) – “Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde … Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau” Duet Siegfried-Brünnhilde I Act “Vorspiel II Teil” (Prologue II Part) “Siegfried verabschiedet sich von Brünnhilde.” Kirsten Flagstad as Brünnhilde Lauritz Melchior as Siegfried. San Francisco Opera Orchestra Conducted by M.° Edwin McArthur “Flagstad & Melchior: Great […]

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Kirsten Flagstad & Lauritz Melchior – “Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich … Dich lieb’ ich: o liebtest mich du! … O Siegfried! Dein war ich von je! … Was du sein wirst, sei es mir heut’! … Leuchtende Liebe, lachender Tod!” – “Siegfried” (1876) Final of the opera – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Kirsten Flagstad & Lauritz Melchior – “Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich … Dich lieb’ ich: o liebtest mich du! … O Siegfried! Dein war ich von je! … Was du sein wirst, sei es mir heut’! … Leuchtende Liebe, lachender Tod!” – “Siegfried” (1876) Final of the opera – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). […]

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Siegfried – Richard Wagner by Luca

The prelude opens with a soft tremolo on the drums and Reflection, on the bassoons. Muted cellos bring in Wotan’s Rage, and the violas recall the “Amassing of the Treasure.” Then for a few bars, the violas and ‘cellos change parts with these two motive, while the cor anglais and bassoons give forth Bondage. Then […]

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Kirsten Flagstad – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) – “Vorspiel und Liebestod” by Luca

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) – “Vorspiel und Liebestod”. EMI Classics Studio Recording – “Tristan und Isolde” – ℗ 1952 Kirsten Flagstad Sospano Philharmonia Orchestra M.° Wilhelm Wilhelm Furtwängler Conductor. ————————————————– “Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda, or Tristran and Ysolt) is an opera, or music […]

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Waltraud Meier – “Hörst du uns nicht? Isolde! … Mild und leise wie er lächelt” Isoldes Liebestod – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) III Act III Scene II Part – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Waltraud Meier – “Hörst du uns nicht? Isolde! … Mild und leise wie er lächelt” Isoldes Liebestod – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) III Act III Scene II Part – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). With Marjana Lipovsek as Brangäne. LIVE at the Bayerische Staatsoper München – 1999 M.° Zubin Mehta conducts the Bayerische Staatsoper Orchester. […]

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Siegfried Jerusalem & Waltraud Meier – “Isolde! Geliebte! … Wie lange fern! … O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe … So starben wir, um ungetrennt” – “Tristan und Isolde” Act II Scene II “Liebesnacht” (Love Duet) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Siegfried Jerusalem & Waltraud Meier – “Isolde! Geliebte! … Wie lange fern! … O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe … So starben wir, um ungetrennt” – “Tristan und Isolde” Act II Scene II “Liebesnacht” (Love Duet) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). LIVE in Bayreuth – 1995 Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele M.° Daniel Barenboim Conductor […]

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Ludwig Suthaus & Kirsten Flagstad: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” and “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” from the II Act of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) by Luca

Ludwig Suthaus & Kirsten Flagstad: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” and “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” from the II Act of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (1865). EMI Classics Studio Recording “Tristan und Isolde” – ℗ 1952 Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler. —————————- “It’s not surprising that this sublime performance of Wagner’s […]

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Götterdämmerung – Richard Wagner by Luca

The awakening of Brünnhilde marks the commencement of ” Götterdämmerung ” or ” The Dusk of the Gods,” for from that moment the dusk of the gods begins to lower. All the threads of the great mythical fabric now are brought together to form a sublime and transcendent conclusion. There is no depressing anti-climax, for […]

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Tristan und Isolde – Richard Wagner by Luca

A vassal is sent to woo a beauteous princess for his lord. While he is bringing her home the two, by accident, drink a love potion, and ever thereafter their hearts are fettered together. In the midday of delirious joy, in the midnight of deepest woe, their thoughts are only of each other, for each […]

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