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Disc: 1
1. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 1. Orchestral prelude
2. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 1. Weia! Waga! Wandering waters
3. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 1. He, he! You nixies!
4. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 1. Slimy, slippery, slithery smoothness!
5. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 1. Look, sisters! The sunlight is greeting the gold
6. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 1. What's that, you nixies...?
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Disc: 2
1. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 2. This bond is graved on my spear's strong shaft
2. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 2. What? How am I concerned in a contract?
3. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 2. Never one word of praise or thanks!
4. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 2. But one I found then
5. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 2. So I promised I'd tell you the story
6. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 2. A toy, while it was in the waters
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Disc: 3
1. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 3. Ohe! Ohe! Terrible dragon
2. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 3. Now swiftly up! / Orchestral interlude
3. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 4. There, Alberich, sit on your throne!
4. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 4. And now the Niblungs will come to my call
5. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 4. The gold lies there; now let me go
6. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Scene 4. Am I now free? (Alberich's curse)
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Product Details

  • Performer: Derek Hammond-Stroud, Norman Welsby, English National Opera Movement Group, Katherine Pring, Shilagh Squires, et al.
  • Conductor: Reginald Goodall
  • Composer: Richard [Classical] Wagner
  • Audio CD (May 22, 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B00005B550
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,684 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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And what a delightful experience it was!
Richard Steiger
I believe that this (originally analogue) remastered recording has one of the best recorded sounds and acoustics of any Ring, studio or 'live'.
Pater Ecstaticus
Not a huge or "erotic" sound, but always committed, intelligent, and sometimes impassioned.
Stephen McLeod

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Stephen McLeod on June 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have been curious about this for years. When I saw the packaging, I wondered whether this was the same Ring that has been kicking around for a couple of decades from the Sadler's Wells performances of the mid-70s. News flash: It's the same. However, the box says that it's been re-mastered with something called 24-bit digital mastering. Since I never heard the old records, I have no idea if this is better. Judged on its own, the sound is terrific. This live recording really places the listener in the theater with clarity and authentic spaciousness. So often, a live recording will capture the audience up close, then the orchestra, then the singers, cataloguing every throat being cleared and every bow being tapped. Somewhere in the distance, the singers voices follow their heavy tread over the stage. Not here. There is an intimacy to the sound here that approximates sitting in about the tenth row back in a large hall. It doesn't sound like the opera's being played in your room; it sounds as though your room has been transformed into a medium sized theater. I found it uncanny.
As to the experience of the drama in English, that too is remarkable, at least for someone like me whose home-tongue is English. The drama takes on an immediacy that I have never experienced before. This factor alone is why you should explore this Ring. I can't overemphasize the impact on me that this recording had on me because it was in English and because it was well-acted. Surely this is what Wagner meant, at least dramaturgically (obviously allowing that you can't actually see the action).
Overall, the singing is competent, and in some places, it's excellent. None of the cast really stands out musically. Norman Bailey's wobbly Wotan could have certainly benefitted from a deeper, richer tone.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 31, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I wasn't expecting much from a 'Rhinegold' in English, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this English National Opera performance turned out to be. The translation by Andrew Porter fits the English words amazingly well with the music; so much so that the singers were able to introduce nuances that can only be heard if one is familiar with language that is being sung. I was listening very carefully and albeit my ears are not as good as many others' I rarely heard a misaccented syllable. The words are not clear enough to do without the libretto entirely, but that's of little moment.
I'm not picky about singers but I didn't hear a bad one on this recording. I especially liked Robert Lloyd as Fasolt. The conducting by Reginald Goodall is less incisive than what I'm accustomed to. The producers must not have messed with the recording too much during the transfer from analog to digital, and it sounds warm and compressed like an old LP.
I'm eagerly waiting for the rest of Goodall's recordings of Wagner to be avaiable.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Doc Sarvis on April 4, 2002
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I was a little suspicious when approaching this English-language version of Das Rhinegold. I was considering assembling this as my third RING set (behind Solti and Levine) and had listened to THE VALKYRIE (Die Walkure) with a little initial disappointment. Although the live sound quality was very interesting, the tempo was much slower than I was used to and thus a little disconcerting, and the English words were harder to understand than I had hoped. Nevertheless, I persevered and listended to THE RHINEGOLD (probably my favorite of the four RING operas, although I know this puts me in a minority) and was amazed. Best of all, after listening to this album I revisited the Goodall VALKYRIE and discovered a new appreciation! Now the Goodall set ranks as one of the best I've heard. It just needed to get under my skin a bit.
What's so good about it? Three things stand out for me: First, the slow tempi that were a litle rough at first actually allow, upon repeated listenings, a new discovery and understanding of Wagner's unfathomable genius. Every nuance is slowed down just enough to be fully accessible. Second, the modern English translation really does make this a different experience...my initial mistake was thinking that English lyrics could allow me to listen to this as background music, and that's not the case. However, if one devotes the same attention to this as a German recording, the time wil be richly rewarded. Finally, the smaller orchestra creates an almost chamber music-esque setting, which compliments the music in an undefinable way. Despite being in English, this is almost more Germanic than original-language recordings.
I still probably wouldn't get this as the first foray into Wagner's RING (I still think Solti or Levine are the choices for that). But for someone who already has some familiarity with the work, this will provide a lifetime's enjoyment. Cudos to Chandos for resurrecting these recordings!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard Steiger on September 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I've enjoyed listening to the Ring cycles by Solti, Bohm, and Furtwangler, but my pleasure has always been dampened by the necessity to follow the dramas with a German/English libretto. This performance freed me from that burden and allowed me to listen to the Ring with my ears alone for the first time. And what a delightful experience it was! I found I could understand about half the words the first time through. but that was enough for me to understand what the characters were saying and concentrate on Wagner's great music. Some of the characters (Loge and Alberich, for example) are almost perfectly comprehensible, while others (Fricka in particular) might as well be singing in German. The sound itself is superb, with perfect balances between orchestra and voices. Goodall's conducting is famously slow (about half an hour longer than usual), but he is never slack and he reveals a wealth of detail in the orchestration. The singers are a mixed lot, with Loge, Alberich, and Mime particularly effective. Bailey is hardly the grandest of Wotans, but he is solid and convincing. In any event, for us non-German listeners, this recording is a real treat. I would not recommend it as a first Ring (Bohm is a good choice, though some of his tempi are rather hectic), but as a supplement to a recoding in the original language, it is hard to beat. Give it a try! As for me, I'm ready to go on to "Die Walkure" (pardon me, "The Valkyrie").
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