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Die Walküre music-drama in three acts from the trilogy Der Ring des Nibelungen

Title
Die Walküre [sound recording] : music-drama in three acts from the trilogy Der Ring des Nibelungen / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.

Details

Additional Authors
Description
4 sound tape reels (238 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono.; 10 in.
Series Statement
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 13, 1954]
Uniform Title
  • Ring des Nibelungen. Walküre
  • Opera news on the air (Radio program)
  • Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Ring des Nibelungen. Walküre
Subject
Operas
Note
  • Title from house program ; series title from Opera news.
  • Durations: 0:36:37 (synopses and features) ; 3:12:00 (opera).
  • Production notes and official cast list (5 p.) on file in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Indexed In (note)
  • Opera news,
Event (note)
  • Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 13, 1954.
Reproduction (note)
  • Service copy (4 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 398 (F)
Language (note)
  • Sung in German.
Contents
side 1. Introduction and synopsis of act 1 (Milton Cross) ; Opera news on the air (Boris Goldovsky, host, with Regina Resnik) ; Synopsis of act 2 (Cross) ; Texaco's opera quiz (Robert Lawrence, host, with Deems Taylor, Robert Bagar and George Marek) ; Synopsis of act (Cross) -- side 2. [blank] -- side 3. Prelude ; Act 1 through Scene 2 -- side 4. Act 1 concluded -- side 5. Act 2 through "Hinweg! Hinweg! fliech die Entweihte" -- side 6. Act 2 concluded -- side 7. Act 3 through "War es so schmählich" -- side 8. Act 3 concluded ; Closing remarks (Cross).
Call Number
*LT-10 5548
Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Title
Die Walküre [sound recording] : music-drama in three acts from the trilogy Der Ring des Nibelungen / music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Playing Time
3637 31200
Series
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 13, 1954]
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Network ; [broadcast of Feb. 13, 1954]
Performer
Ferdinand Frantz (Wotan) ; Blanche Thebom (Fricka) ; Margaret Harshaw (Brünnhilde) ; Set Svanholm (Siegmund) ; Astrid Varnay (Sieglinde) ; Hans Hotter (Hunding) ; Lucine Amara (Helmwige) ; Thelma Votipka (Gerhilde) ; Heidi Krall (Ortlinde) ; Sandra Warfield (Rossweisse) ; Martha Lipton (Grimgerde) ; Mariquita Moll (Waltraute) ; Herta Glaz (Siegrune) ; Jean Madeira (Schwertleite) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Fritz Stiedry, conductor ; Milton Cross, broadcast announcer.
Original Version
Preservation tape, recorded at NYPL in Mar. 1990, from aluminum-based acetates (9 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 16 in.) lent by the Metropolitan Opera.
Indexed In:
Opera news, v. 18, no. 14 (Feb. 8, 1954).
Event
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Feb. 13, 1954.
Reproduction
Service copy (4 sound cassettes : analog, mono., Dolby-B processed) available in: *LTCM 398 (F)
Language
Sung in German.
Added Author
Frantz, Ferdinand. Performer
Thebom, Blanche. Performer
Harshaw, Margaret. Performer
Svanholm, Set. Performer
Varnay, Astrid. Performer
Hotter, Hans. Performer
Amara, Lucine. Performer
Votipka, Thelma. Performer
Krall, Heidi. Performer
Warfield, Sandra. Performer
Lipton, Martha. Performer
Moll, Mariquita. Performer
Glaz, Hertha, 1908- Performer
Madeira, Jean. Performer
Stiedry, Fritz. Conductor
Cross, Milton, 1897-1975. Commentator
Goldovsky, Boris. Commentator
Resnik, Regina, 1922-2013. Commentator
Lawrence, Robert, 1912- Commentator
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966. Commentator
Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987. Commentator
Bagar, Robert C. Commentator
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Opera news on the air (Radio program)
Texaco's opera quiz (Radio program)
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast collection.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*LT-10 5548 Master tape. Request cassette service copy in *LTCM 398 (F)
*LTCM 398 (F) Cassette service copy; production notes on file. Master tape in *LT-10 5548.
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