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Joseph Keilberth - Wagner - Das Rheingold (2006)

18-06-2016, 20:40
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Wagner - Das Rheingold
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Testament
Genre: Classical, Opera
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
Total Time: 65:04 + 76:37
Total Size: 831 Mb


01. Vorspiel
02. Weia! Waga!
03. Garstig glatter glitsch' riger Glimmer
04. Wallala! Wallala! Lalaleia! Lalaeia!
05. Lugt, Schwestern!
06. Der Welt Erbe
07. Wotan, Gemahl, erwache!
08. Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug'
09. Zu mir, Freia!
10. Endlich Loge!
11. Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn!
12. Ein Runenzauber zwingt das Gold zum Reif
13. Hor, Wotan, der Harrenden Wort!
14. Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild?
15. Jetzt fand ich's

01. Auf, Loge, hinab mit mir!
02. Schau, du Schelm!
03. Nibelheim hier
04. Nehmt euch in acht!
05. Vergech' frevelnder Gauch!
06. Ohe! Ha Ha Ha!
07. Da, Vetter, sitze du fest!
08. Gezahlt hab' ich
09. Bin ich nun frei?
10. Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern
11. Gepflanzt sind die Pfahle nach Pfandes Mass
12. Weiche, Wotan, weiche!
13. Hort, ihr Riesen!
14. Schwules Gedunst
15. Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
16. Ihrem Ende eilen sie zu
17. Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold!

Hans Hotter
Georgine von Milinkovič
Rudolf Lustig
Gustav Neidlinger
Paul Kuen
Toni Blankenheim
Josef Traxel
Hertha Wilfert
Maria von Ilosvay
Ludwig Weber
Josef Greindl
Jutta Vulpius
Elisabeth Schärtel
Maria Graf

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Joseph Keilberth

A perfectly acceptable performance, Joseph Keilberth's Das Rheingold at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival would no doubt have satisfied most listeners. But although the performance was taped in stereo by Decca, the recording remained unreleased until 2006 when Testament finally issued it, and by that time finer performances, including Decca's own Rheingold with Georg Solti, had appeared and rendered Keilberth's more or less superfluous. It's not that there aren't great things here. The men are first rate, especially the magisterial Hans Hotter as Wotan, the malevolent Gustav Neidlinger as Alberich, and whiney Paul Kuen as Mime. Even the giants, Ludwig Weber as Fasolt and particularly Josef Greindl as Fafner are splendid. The women are less appealing: Georgine von Milinkovic as Fricka is too harsh and shrewish, while the Rheinmaidens are too cute and girlish. But Keilberth himself is the biggest disappointment. A more than competent conductor, Keilberth moves the music forward with confidence and supports the singers with sensitivity, but rarely does he elicit more than adequate playing from the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and never does he make the orchestra a full partner in the drama. For listeners who are already deeply familiar with the contemporary Rheingolds of Furtwängler, Knappertsbusch, and Krauss, Keilberth's will be an interesting addition. But for listeners not already familiar with those greater Rheingolds or with the later Rheingolds of Solti, Karajan, Haitink, Sawallisch, and Levine, Keilberth's will not be particularly interesting, much less necessary. The first stereo recording of the work, this Rheingold has amazingly clean and evocative live sound for its time.

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