Opera - Twilight of the Gods

The Reginald Goodall Ring Cycle
 RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
   
 Twilight of the Gods 311:29  
  Third Day of the Festival Play The Ring of the Nibelung  
  Music drama in a prelude and three acts  
  Poem by Richard Wagner  
  English translation by Andrew Porter  
   
  Prelude  
1 'What light shines down there?' 8:08
  Three Norns  
2 'Wotan made holy laws and treaties' 2:25
  Second Norn  
3 'That mighty hall the giants have raised' 4:47
  Three Norns  
4 'Now the gods will seize the spear that was shattered' 4:35
  Three Norns  
5 Dawn Music 7:32
  Orchestra  
  'To deeds of glory'  
  Brünnhilde, Siegfried  
6 'Ah, but to prove you love me' 2:36
  Brünnhilde, Siegfried  
7 'Love, I leave you alone' 2:48
  Siegfried, Brünnhilde  
8 'So by your daring I am fired' 1:42
  Siegfried, Brünnhilde  
9 'O heavenly rulers!' 1:42
  Brünnhilde, Siegfried  
10 Siegfried's Rhine Journey 7:38
  Orchestra  
   
  Act I  
  Scene 1  
11 'Now hear, Hagen' 2:37
  Gunther, Hagen  
12 'What woman should I wed . . .?' 2:39
  Gunther, Hagen, Gutrune  
13 'At Neidhöhle the Nibelung gold was guarded' 2:58
  Hagen, Gunther  
14 'You mock me, wicked Hagen!' 3:31
  Gutrune, Hagen, Gunther  
15 'Merrily seeking adventures and fame' 4:15
  Hagen, Gunther, Siegfried  
   
  Scene 2  
16 'Which is Gibich's son?' 2:27
  Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen  
17 'I welcome you, my friend' 2:11
  Gunther, Siegfried, Hagen  
18 'That treasure I quite forgot' 2:17
  Siegfried, Hagen, Gunther  
19 'Welcome, O guest, to Gibich's house!' 4:41
  Gutrune, Siegfried, Gunther  
20 'With your brother I promised to serve' 3:18
  Siegfried, Gunther  
21 'I fear not the flames' 1:42
  Siegfried, Gunther  
22 'Flourishing life's refreshing blood' 4:10
  Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen  
23 'Now on our way!' 2:54
  Siegfried, Gunther, Gutrune, Hagen  
24 'I sit here and wait' (Hagen's Watch) 8:42
  Hagen  
   
  Scene 3  
25 'Sounds I once knew so well' 6:29
  Brünnhilde, Waltraute  
26 'You've come to me?' 4:55
  Brünnhilde, Waltraute  
27 'Fear and dread I read in your features!' 1:29
  Brünnhilde, Waltraute  
28 'Hear me with care, and I will tell you!' 4:26
  Waltraute  
29 'He sits there, speaks no word' 6:46
  Waltraute  
30 'These tales of evil fancies' 1:33
  Brünnhilde  
31 'Upon your hand, the ring' 3:29
  Waltraute, Brünnhilde  
32 'Go home to the sacred clan of the gods!' 2:22
  Brünnhilde, Waltraute  
33 'Borne on the wind' 3:59
  Brünnhilde  
34 'Brünnhild! Your husband comes' 3:31
  Siegfried, Brünnhilde  
35 'The night draws on' 3:58
  Siegfried, Brünnhilde  
36 'Now nothing can save me' 2:58
  Brünnhilde, Siegfried  
   
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
37 Prelude 3:40
  Orchestra  
38 'Sleep you, Hagen, my son?' 3:51
  Alberich, Hagen  
39 'The might of the gods' 3:34
  Hagen, Alberich  
40 'That ring shall be Hagen's' 4:29
  Hagen, Alberich  
   
  Scene 2  
41 'Hoiho! Hagen! Fast asleep?' 3:06
  Siegfried, Hagen, Gutrune  
42 'Yet my Siegfried was with Brünnhild?' 1:25
  Gutrune, Siegfried  
43 'I can see a sail in the distance' 1:05
  Hagen, Siegfried, Gutrune  
   
  Scene 3  
44 'Hoiho! Hoihohoho!' (Hagen summons the vassals) 2:56
  Hagen, Vassals  
45 'Come to my call, and arm yourselves!' 3:40
  Hagen, Vassals  
46 'Glad times have come' 3:04
  Vassals, Hagen  
   
  Scene 4  
47 'Welcome, Gunther!' 3:50
  Vassals, Gunther  
48 'I greet you, noble friend' 4:51
  Gunther, Vassals, Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Hagen  
49 'A ring I saw upon your hand' 1:40
  Brünnhilde, Siegfried, Gunther  
50 'Ha! - Siegfried stole it' 2:23
  Brünnhilde, Siegfried, Hagen, Gutrune, Vassals, Women  
51 'Here in Walhall, mighty immortals!' 3:26
  Brünnhilde, Gunther, Women, Vassals  
52 'Would you defile your name so lightly?' 4:08
  Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Vassals, Women, Gunther, Gutrune, Hagen  
53 'Shing steel! Holiest weapon!' 3:15
  Siegfried, Brünnhilde, Vassals  
54 'Gunther, look to your wife there' 6:08
  Siegfried  
   
  Scene 5  
55 'Dark, unholy powers lie here around me!' 3:20
  Brünnhilde  
56 'Have trust in me, offended wife!' 2:55
  Hagen, Brünnhilde  
57 'Can no weapon's point then pierce him?' 3:04
  Hagen, Brünnhilde, Gunther  
58 'Deceived am I - and deceiver!' 2:15
  Gunther, Hagen  
59 'He betrayed you' 3:10
  Brünnhilde, Hagen, Gunther  
60 'Since this blow must be dealt her' 3:39
  Hagen, Gunther, Brünnhilde  
   
  Act III  
61 Prelude 3:42
  Orchestra  
   
  Scene 1  
62 'Fair sunlight, shine on us in splendour' 2:23
  Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde  
63 'Fair sunlight, send to us the hero' 2:07
  Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde  
64 'A goblin led me astray' 1:45
  Siegfried, Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde  
65 'Siegfried, if we find your bear' 2:53
  Woglinde, Siegfried, Wellgunde, Flosshilde  
66 'Why should I let them laugh and jeer?' 1:46
  Siegfried, Flosshilde, Woglinde, Wellgunde  
67 'Siegfried! . . . Evil lies in that ring' 2:32
  Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Siegfried  
68 'Siegfried! . . . Give heed to our words' 2:49
  Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Siegfried  
69 'Come, sisters! Flee from this madman!' 4:20
  Woglinde, Wellgunde, Flosshilde, Siegfried  
   
  Scene 2  
70 'Hoiho!' 2:14
  Hagen, Vassals, Siegfried  
71 'You drove the game away from us' 2:56
  Hagen, Siegfried  
72 'Drink, Gunther, drink' 3:03
  Siegfried, Gunther, Hagen  
73 'Mime was a hideous dwarf' (Siegfried's Narration@ 1:24
  Siegfried  
74 'Now you must hear what happened next' 1:47
  Siegfried, Hagen, Vassals  
75 'Ring and Tarnhelm - both I had found' 2:48
  Siegfried, Hagen, Vassals  
76 'In grief I watched the branches above' 6:00
  Siegfried, Hagen, Gunther, Vassals  
   
77 'Brünnhilde! Holiest bride!' 4:21
  Siegfried  
78 Siegfried's Funeral March 8:01
  Orchestra  
   
  Scene 3  
79 'Was that his horn?' 3:45
  Gutrune  
80 'Ah, if Siegfried were back!' 3:21
  Gutrune, Hagen, Gunther  
81 'Cast not the blame on me' 2:36
  Gunther, Hagen  
82 'Peace with your cries of useless lament!' 2:05
  Brünnhilde, Gutrune  
83 'Poor creature, peace!' 2:44
  Brünnhilde, Gutrune  
84 'Sturdy branches, building his pyre' 2:57
  (Brünnhilde's Immolation)  
  Brünnhilde  
85 'The sun in radiance shines from his eyes' 2:38
  Brünnhilde  
86 'O you, you guardians' 4:26
  Brünnhilde  
87 'My heritage I claim from the hero' 3:06
  Brünnhilde  
88 'Fly home, you ravens!' 1:41
  Brünnhilde  
89 'Grane, my horse!' 2:31
  Brünnhilde  
90 'Give back the ring!' 5:27
  Hagen  
   
 Alberto Remedios tenor - Siegfried
 Norman Welsby baritone - Gunther
 Aage Haugland bass - Hagen
 Derek Hammond-Stroud baritone - Alberich
 Rita Hunter soprano - Brünnhilde
 Margaret Curphey soprano - Gutrune
 Katherine Pring mezzo-soprano - Waltraute
  Norns  
 Anne Collins contralto - First Norn
 Gillian Knight mezzo-soprano - Second Norn
 Anne Evans soprano - Third Norn
  Rhinemaidens  
 Valerie Masterson soprano - Woglinde
 Shelagh Squires mezzo-soprano - Wellgunde
 Helen Attfield contralto - Flosshilde
  Chorus: Vassals and Women  
 Reginald Goodall
  live; 6, 13 & 27 August 1977