Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Highlights from Act III)

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COMPOSERS: Wagner
LABELS: Chandos Collect
WORKS: Götterdämmerung (Highlights from Act III)
PERFORMER: Alberto Remedios, Rita Hunter, Norman Bailey, Margaret Curphey, Clifford Grant; Sadler’s Wells Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Reginald Goodall
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 6593 ADD (1973)
More than just ‘bleeding chunks’ or a taster of the complete EMI cycle, this 1972 Unicorn recording of the two final scenes fromn Goodall’s great English Ring successfully captures both the cumulative power of the septuagenarian conductor’s long-breathed overview (slow by the clock, true to its own inner pulse) and the richness of his orchestral sound, topped by the gloriously generous lyricism of Hunter and Remedios, gleaming and boyishly bright in their respective moments of final revelation

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Mark Pappenheim