Götterdämmerung discography

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This is a discography of Götterdämmerung, the fourth of the four operas that make up Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner, which received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876.

List[edit]

Year Cast
(Siegfried,
Brünnhilde,
Hagen,
Gunther,
Gutrune,
Alberich,
Waltraute)
Conductor
Orchestra & Chorus
Label[1]
Catalog #
Mono/Stereo,
(All studio unless noted}
1942 Set Svanholm,
Marta Fuchs,
Friedrich Dalberg,
Egmont Koch,
Else Fischer,
Robert Burg,
Camilla Kailab
Karl Elmendorff
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Choir
Audio CD: Music & Arts
Cat: CD 1058
Mono, Live
1949 Günther Treptow,
Gertrude Grob-Prandl,
Ludwig Weber,
Karl Kamann,
Hilde Konetzni,
Adolf Vogel,
Rosette Anday
Rudolf Moralt
Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Audio CD: Myto
Cat: 4MCD 973.159
Mono
1950 Max Lorenz,
Kirsten Flagstad,
Ludwig Weber,
Josef Herrmann,
Hilde Konetzni,
Alois Pernerstorfer,
Elisabeth Höngen
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala Milan
(Recording of a performance at La Scala, April 4)
CD: Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD1501 (complete Ring)[2]
Mono, Live
1951 Bernd Aldenhoff,
Astrid Varnay,
Ludwig Weber,
Hermann Uhde,
Martha Mödl,
Heinrich Pflanzl,
Elisabeth Höngen
Hans Knappertsbusch
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival, 4 August)
Audio CD: Testament
Cat: SBT4175
Mono, Live
1952 Max Lorenz,
Astrid Varnay,
Josef Greindl,
Hermann Uhde,
Martha Mödl,
Gustav Neidlinger,
Ruth Siewert
Joseph Keilberth
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival)
CD: Myto
Cat: 4CD 00206
Mono, Live
1953 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Astrid Varnay,
Josef Greindl,
Hermann Uhde,
Natalie Hinsch-Gröndahl,
Gustav Neidlinger,
Ira Malaniuk
Clemens Krauss
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD1500 (complete Ring))[3]
Mono, Live
1953 Ludwig Suthaus,
Martha Mödl,
Josef Greindl,
Alfred Poell,
Sena Jurinac,
Alois Pernerstorfer,
Margarete Klose
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro della RAI
CD: EMI
Cat: CZS 7 67136 2
Mono
1955 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Astrid Varnay,
Josef Greindl,
Hermann Uhde,
Gré Brouwenstijn,
Gustav Neidlinger,
Maria von Ilosvay
Joseph Keilberth
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recorded by Decca at performances and rehearsals, July, August)
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT41393
Stereo, Live
1955 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Martha Mödl,
Josef Greindl,
Hermann Uhde,
Gré Brouwenstijn,
Gustav Neidlinger,
Maria von Ilosvay
Joseph Keilberth
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival, 14 August)
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT41433
Stereo, Live
1956 Set Svanholm,
Kirsten Flagstad
Egil Nordsjø
Waldemar Johnsen
Ingrid Bjoner
Per Grönneberg
Eva Gustavson
Øivin Fjeldstad
Norwegian Radio Chorus & Orchestra
(Studio Broadcast - one act each date), January 5, 8, 10, 1956
(Make-up session for missing sections), March 14, 1956
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.112066-69
Mono, Live
1957 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Birgit Nilsson,
Kurt Böhme,
Hermann Uhde,
Elisabeth Lindermeier,
Otakar Kraus,
Maria von Ilosvay
Rudolf Kempe
Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(Recording of a performance in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT131426 (complete Ring)
Mono, Live
1964 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Birgit Nilsson,
Gottlob Frick,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Claire Watson,
Gustav Neidlinger,
Christa Ludwig
Georg Solti
Wiener Philharmoniker & Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
CD: Decca
Cat: 455 569-2
Stereo
1967 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Birgit Nilsson,
Josef Greindl,
Thomas Stewart,
Ludmila Dvořáková,
Gustav Neidlinger,
Martha Mödl
Karl Böhm
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Philips
Cat: 412 488-2
Stereo, Live
1969 Helge Brilioth,
Helga Dernesch,
Karl Ridderbusch,
Thomas Stewart,
Gundula Janowitz,
Zoltán Kelemen,
Christa Ludwig
Herbert von Karajan
Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 795-2
Stereo
1979 Manfred Jung,
Gwyneth Jones,
Fritz Hübner,
Franz Mazura,
Jeannine Altmeyer,
Hermann Becht,
Gwendolyn Killebrew
Pierre Boulez
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Philips
Cat: 434 424-2
Stereo
1983 René Kollo,
Jeannine Altmeyer,
Matti Salminen,
Hans Günter Nöcker,
Norma Sharp,
Siegmund Nimsgern,
Ortrun Wenkel
Marek Janowski
Staatskapelle Dresden & Chor der Staatsoper Dresden
CD: RCA (reissue, originally issued on Eurodisc)
Cat: B00011MJV6 (complete Ring)
Stereo
1989 Reiner Goldberg,
Hildegard Behrens,
Matti Salminen,
Bernd Weikl,
Cheryl Studer,
Ekkehard Wlaschiha,
Hanna Schwarz
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 429 385-2
Stereo
1989 René Kollo,
Hildegard Behrens,
Robert Hale,
Hans Günter Nöcker,
Eva-Maria Bundschuh,
Ekkehard Wlaschiha,
Waltraud Meier
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Chor & Orchester der Bayerischer Staatsoper
(Recorded in the National Theater, Munich, November)
CD: EMI
Cat: 724357273121 (complete Ring)
Stereo, Live
1991 Siegfried Jerusalem,
Éva Marton,
John Tomlinson,
Thomas Hampson,
Eva-Maria Bundschuh,
Theo Adam,
Marjana Lipovšek
Bernard Haitink
Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
CD: EMI
Cat: CDS 7 54485 2
Stereo
1991 Siegfried Jerusalem,
Anne Evans,
Philip Kang,
Bodo Brinkmann,
Eva-Maria Bundschuh,
Günter von Kannen,
Waltraud Meier
Daniel Barenboim
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Teldec
Cat: 4509941942
Stereo, Live
2002-03 Albert Bonnema,
Luana DeVol,
Roland Bracht,
Hernan Iturralde,
Eva-Maria Westbroek,
Franz-Josef Kappellmann,
Tichina Vaughn
Lothar Zagrosek
Chor & Orchester der Staatsoper Stuttgart
(Video recording made at performances at the Württembergische Staatsoper, Stuttgart and an audio recording of its sound-track, 3 October 2002 and 12 January 2003).
DVD: TDK "Mediactive", Cat: DV-OPRDNG
CD: Naxos Records
Cat: 8.660179-82
Stereo, Live
2003–2004 John Treleaven,
Deborah Polaski,
Matti Salminen,
Falk Struckmann,
Elisabete Matos,
Günter von Kannen,
Julia Juon
Bertrand de Billy
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
(Audio and video recordings of a performance(s)
at the Liceu, Barcelona)
DVD: Opus Arte
ASIN: B000IFRPY6
Surround Sound, Live
2009 Stephen Gould,
Linda Watson,
Hans-Peter König,
Ralf Lukas,
Edith Haller,
Andrew Shore,
Christa Mayer
Christian Thielemann
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Opus Arte
Cat: OA CD9000B D
Stereo, Live
2010 Lance Ryan,
Jennifer Wilson,
Matti Salminen,
Ralf Lukas,
Elisabete Matos,
Franz-Josef Kapellmann,
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Zubin Mehta Unitel Classica DVD ASIN: B002ZCUEKM

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Recordings of Götterdämmerung on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ "Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (complete cycle)". Allegro Music. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (complete cycle)". Allegro Music. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010.