Melchior and Easton: Siegfried Act 3 Scene 3 (1932)

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 25 July 2011 | 12:28:00 am



Excellent quality. The youtube uploader has dated this as 1931 but as far as I am aware this should be dated 1932. If anyone could confirm?

Details (for the full set):

Siegfried on HMV, Berlin and London 1927-32


Full Cast and recordings:

* Siegfried: Lauritz Melchior
* Brünnhilde: Florence Easton
* Der Wanderer: Friedrich Schorr, Rudolf Bockelmann, Emil Schipper
* Erda: Maria Olszewka
* Mime: Heinrich Tessmer, Albert Reiss
* Alberich: Eduard Habich
* Fafner: Eduard Habich
* Waldvogel: Nora Gruhn

It was recorded as following:

* Vienna 1927, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Karl Alwyn
* London 1929, London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates
* London 1930, London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Heger
* London 1931, London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Heger
* London 1932, Royal Opera Orchestra, Covent Garden, Robert Heger

The 37 78rpm sides, originally issued in five different sets, represent a good two-thirds of the full Siegfried score, and Act 3 is almost complete.

Act 1 1931 DB 1713, 2B 529 DB 1578-81, 2B 528-34
1929 D 1690-1, CR 2197-2200
Act 2 1931 DB 1582, 2B 554-5
1929 D 1692, CR 2401-2
1931 DB 1583, 2B 556-7
1929 D 1693, CR 2403-4
Act 3 1927 D 1533-4, CK 2938-9, 2899-2900
1929 D 1694, 1836 CR 2405-6, 2498
1930 D 1836, CR 2499 D 1837, CR 2500
1932 DB 1710-13, 2B 2896-2902

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