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Das Rheingold

R. Wagner Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)


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listen  1. Das Rheingold : Prelude 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Das Rheingold : Scene 1 '' Weia! Waga! Woge Du Welle!'' [Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Das Rheingold : Scene 1 ''He He! Ihr Nicker!'' [Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Das Rheingold : Scene 1 ''Garstig Glatter Glitschriger Glimmer!'' [Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Das Rheingold : Scene 1 '' Wie In Den Gliedern'' [Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Das Rheingold : "Lugt, Schestern!" [Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Das Rheingold : Scene 1 ''Was Ist's, Ihr Glatten'' [Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Das Rheingold : Scene 1 ''Der Welt Erbe Gewänn' Ich Zu Eigen'' [Alberich, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Das Rheingold : "Wotan, Gemahl! Erwache!" [Wotan, Fricka] 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Um Des Gatten Treue Besorgt'' [Wotan, Fricka, Freia] 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Sanft Schloss Schlaf Dein Aug''' [Wotan, Fafner, Donner, Froh, Freia, Fasolt] 8:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Das Rheingold : "Endlich Loge!" [Wotan, Donner, Froh, Loge, Fricka, Fafner, Fasolt] 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Immer Ist Undank Loges Lohn!'' [Loge] 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Dir's Zu Melden'' [Wotan, Donner, Froh, Loge, Fricka, Fasolt, Fafner] 6:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Hör, Wotan, Der Harrenden Wort!'' [Wotan, Fafner, Donner, Froh, Frieia, Fasolt] 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Über Stock Und Stein'' [Loge]0:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Was Sinnt Nun Wotan So Wild?'' [Donner, Froh, Loge, Fricka] 5:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Das Rheingold : Scene 2 ''Auf, Loge'' [Wotan, Donner, Froh, Loge, Fricka] 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Hehe! Hehe! Hieher'' [Alberich, Mime] 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Nibelheim Hier'' [Wotan, Loge, Mime]0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Wer Hälfe Mir?'' [Loge, Mime] 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Nehmt Euch In Acht!'' [Wotan, Alberich, Mime] 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Zittre Und Zage'' [Alberich]0:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Was Wollt Ihr Hier?'' [Wotan, Loge, Alberich] 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Die In Linder Lüfte Wehn'' [Alberich] 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Wen Doch Fasste Nicht Wunder'' [Loge, Alberich] 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Riesen-Wurm Winde Sich'' [Wotan, Loge, Alberich] 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Das Rheingold : Scene 3 ''Krumm Und Grau'' [Wotan, Loge, Alberich] 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Da, Vetter Sitze Du Fest!'' [Wotan, Loge, Alberich] 5:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Gezahlt Hab' Ich'' [Wotan, Loge, Alberich] 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Ein Goldner Ring'' [Wotan, Alberich] 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Ist Er Gelöst?'' [Wotan, Loge, Alberich] 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen33. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Lauschtest Du Seinem Liebesgruss?'' [Wotan, Donner, Froh, Loge, Fricka] 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen34. Das Rheingold : "Lieblichste Schwester" [Wotan, Fricka, Freia] 6:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen35. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''So Sind Wir Denn Fertig'' [Wotan, Loge, Fasolt, Fafner] 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen36. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Weiche, Wotan, Weiche!'' [Wotan, Erda] 6:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen37. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Hört, Ihr Riesen!'' [Wotan, Donner, Freia] 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen38. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Halt, Du Gieriger!'' [Fasolt, Fafner] 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen39. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Was Gleicht, Wotan'' [Wotan, Loge, Fricka] 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen40. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Schwüles Gedünst'' [Donner, Froh] 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen41. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Abendlich Strahlt Der Sonne Auge'' [Wotan, Fricka] 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen42. Das Rheingold : Scene 4 ''Ihrem Ende Eilen Sie Zu'' [Loge]0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen43. Das Rheingold : "Rheingold, Rheingold!" [Wotan, Loge, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde] 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 7, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000000SK7
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,572 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.0 out of 5 stars For Ring cycle maniacs only July 16, 2014
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When this set first appeared in 1992, the Haitink and Levine cycles were well-underway in Munich and New York.
But Barenboim's were the first Ring cycle recording to have emerged from the Bayreuth Festival since Boulez's famous one from 1979-1980. At the time as they appeared I listened to all three of these cycles with glittering eyes and ears, brushing off the niggling disappointments that annoyingly cropped up, too often, in this and the Levine cycle. I've listened to this particular Rheingold many times since, each time growing less and less satisfied with the results, until now, I find that it really isn't very good, all told. There are great elements about it, a few very good singers in a generally good cast, and a couple of washouts.

The high end: John Tomlinson's vividly sung, neurotic Wotan carries the show, almost single-handedly except when the stage-scenery-chewing Graham Clark is on stage then all others fade into the backdrop. Listening to Clark can grow tiresome without his acting acumen and gymnastic performances after awhile, and the quirky little chirps and quacks he throws in along the way with a few intimations of sprechstimme, a common malady with Loge singers, bores after a couple of listens.
But he and Tomlinson spark off each other and they alone hold the interest in most of this wonderful opera. Kurt Schreibmayer and Eva Johansson are outstanding as Froh and Freia, but their roles are comparatively tiny. Bodo Brinkmann's Donner would have been more effective if Barenboim hadn't trotted through the call to the mists the way he did.

Matthias Hölle stands out as a handsome-voiced Fasolt, every bit as menacing as his murderous brother Fafner, weakly sung here by Philip Kang. No one really stands out beyond those few.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Like It February 5, 2012
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Having owned the Solti Rheingold for longer than I like to think about, I decided to buy this one to hear a different take.

The Good: 1) Overall excellent singing and characterization. John Tomlinson as Wotan was in fine voice for this performance. Overall the cast is quite fine. Tomlinson sounds tired in the Barenboim Siegfried, but not here. 2) Bayreuth sound - a bit reverberent, warm, enveloping. Sounds great! 3) Barenboim's tempos are well chosen. I haven't followed the recording with score in hand, but I don't hear the tempo instability that one reviewer complains about in his Bayreuth Walküre.

The Weak: 1) Solti had Kirsten Flagstad for Fricka! Barenboim didn't. His Fricka sings well enough, but she's not in the same class. 2) Live performances have stage noise; this one has quite a bit. I don't mind this, but if you like total silence behind the performance, then this recording isn't for you. 3) Solti had better anvils and hammers in the underworld. Bayreuth's sound tinny.

Overall it's a fine Rheingold. I like it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Great December 10, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This was an overall good performance but it was still a live recording. This is usually a problem because of movement noise and props making sounds. This recording was no exception. As well, if you can stomach some horribly out of tune orchestral moments you should be fine.
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