Opera - The Valkyrie

The Reginald Goodall Ring Cycle
   
 RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
   
 The Valkyrie 249:14  
  First Day of the Festival Play The Ring of the Nibelung  
  Music drama in three acts  
  Poem by Richard Wagner  
  English translation by Andrew Porter  
  Act I  
1 Prelude 4:20
  Scene 1  
2 'The storm drove me here' 5:36
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
3 'This house and this wife' 4:11
  Sieglinde, Siegmund  
4 'Evil fortune's never far from me' 4:17
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
   
  Scene 2  
5 'There he lay, feeble and faint' 3:03
  Sieglinde, Hunding, Siegmund  
6 'Through field and forest' 2:02
  Siegmund, Hunding, Sieglinde  
7 'Friedmund no one could call me' 3:35
  Siegmund, Hunding, Sieglinde  
8 'The Neidings raided again' 3:01
  Siegmund  
9 'So the Norn who dealt you this fate' 4:50
  Hunding, Sieglinde, Siegmund  
10 'I know a troublesome race' 6:13
  Hunding  
   
  Scene 3  
11 'A sword was pledged by my father' 6:41
  Siegmund  
12 'Are you awake?' 1:12
  Sieglinde, Siegmund  
13 'My husband's kinsmen' 4:48
  Sieglinde  
14 'Yes, loveliest bride' 1:37
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
15 'Winter storms have vanished' (Siegmund's Spring Song) 3:41
  Siegmund  
16 'You are the Spring' 2:19
  Sieglinde  
17 'Oh sweetest enchantment' 3:21
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
18 'The stream has shown my reflected face' 4:05
  Sieglinde, Siegmund  
19 'Siegmund call me, and Siegmund am I' 1:33
  Siegmund  
20 'Siegmund, the Wälsung, here you see!' 2:36
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
   
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
21 'Go bridle your horse, warrior maid!' 2:58
  Wotan  
22 'Hoyotoho! Hoyotoho!' (Brünnhilde's Battle Cry) 2:33
  Brünnhilde  
23 'The usual storm, the usual strife!' 2:02
  Wotan, Fricka  
24 'Pretend that you don't understand!' 1:37
  Fricka, Wotan  
25 'Now it's come to pass!' 1:00
  Wotan  
26 'So this is the end of the gods and their glory' 3:36
  Fricka  
27 'You never learn what I would teach you' 6:00
  Wotan, Fricka  
28 'What must I do?' 2:21
  Wotan, Fricka  
29 'Hiaha! Hiaha! Hoyotoho!' 3:45
  Brünnhilde, Fricka, Wotan  
   
  Scene 2  
30 'Fricka has won the fight' 5:27
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
31 'When youth's delightful pleasures had waned' 2:33
  Wotan  
32 'She refused to reveal more about it' 2:45
  Wotan, Brünnhilde  
33 'There's more to tell' 2:25
  Wotan  
34 'Yet one can accomplish what I may not' 2:30
  Wotan  
35 'But the Wählsung, Siegmund' 1:18
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
36 'Then Siegmund must fall in his fight?' 3:56
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
37 'I give you my blessing, Nibelung son!' 1:38
  Wotan, Brünnhilde  
38 'No, have mercy' 3:43
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
   
39 'So I obey his command' 4:24
  Brünnhilde  
   
  Scene 3  
40 'Rest here for a while, stay by my side!' 3:05
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
41 Away! Away!' 4:46
  Sieglinde, Siegmund  
42 'Where are you, Siegmund?' 5:22
  Sieglinde, Siegmund  
   
  Scene 4  
43 'Siegmund! Look at me!' (Announcement of Death) 3:19
  Brünnhilde, Siegmund  
44 'And if I come' 4:34
  Siegmund, Brünnhilde  
45 'Then greet for me Walhall' 3:51
  Siegmund, Brünnhilde  
46 'Woe! Woe! Sister and bride' 4:42
  Siegmund, Brünnhilde  
47 'Two lives now lie in your power' 2:37
  Siegmund, Brünnhilde  
   
  Scene 5  
48 'Charms of sleep are sent to still' 3:12
  Siegmund  
49 'I hear your call' 2:09
  Siegmund, Sieglinde  
50 'Wehwalt! Wehwalt!' 5:55
  Hunding, Siegmund, Sieglinde, Brünnhilde, Wotan  
   
  Act III  
  Scene 1  
51 'Hoyotoho! Hoyotoho!' (Ride of the Valkyries) 9:00
  Gerhilde, Helmwige, Waltraute, Schwerleite, Ortlinde, Siegrune, Grimgerde, Rossweisse  
52 'Shield me and help' 1:25
  Brünnhilde, The Eight Valkyries  
53 'Hear while I tell you' 2:38
  Brünnhilde, The Eight Valkyries  
54 'Pray suffer no sorrow for me' 3:59
  Sieglinde, Brünnhilde, The Eight Valkyries  
55 'Fly him swiftly, away to the east!' 1:24
  Brünnhilde  
56 'O radiant wonder!' (Parting Salute) 0:49
  Sieglinde  
57 'Stay, Brünnhild!' 1:07
  Wotan, The Eight Valkyries, Brünnhilde  
   
  Scene 2  
58 'Where is Brünnhild?' 1:39
  Wotan, The Eight Valkyries  
59 'Weak-spirited, womanish brood!' 2:59
  Wotan  
60 'Here I am, father' 2:47
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
61 'No more will you ride from Walhall' 3:05
  Wotan, The Eight Valkyries, Brünnhilde  
62 'Did you not hear what I decreed?' 4:56
  Wotan, The Eight Valkyries  
   
  Scene 3  
63 'Was it so shameful?' 3:51
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
64 'I know so little' 4:00
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
65 'You, who this live into my heart revealed' 4:06
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
66 'You indulged your love' 0:54
  Wotan  
67 'Unworthy of you this foolish maid' 3:14
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
68 'You fathered a glorious race' 2:50
  Brünnhilde, Wotan  
69 'In long, deep sleep' 3:05
  Wotan, Brünnhilde  
70 'Farewell, my valiant, glorious child!' (Wotan's Farewell) 5:00
  Wotan  
71 'These eyes so warm and so bright' 7:48
  Wotan  
72 'Loge, hear! Come at my call!' 1:26
  Wotan  
73 Magic Fire Music 3:57
  Wotan  
   
 Alberto Remedios tenor - Siegmund
 Clifford Grant bass - Hunding
 Norman Bailey bass-baritone - Wotan
 Margaret Curphey soprano - Sieglinde
 Rita Hunter soprano - Brünnhilde
 Ann Howard mezzo-soprano - Fricka
 Reginald Goodall
  18. 20 and 23 December 1975