Tracklist

SACD 1: Das Rheingold Scenes 1 & 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Vorspiel - Prelude
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:13
2 Weia! Waga! Woge, du Welle!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:25
3 Garstig glatter glitschriger Glimmer!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:55
4 Wallala! Lalaleia!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:24
5 Lugt, Schwestern!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:49
6 Der Welt Erbe gewänn' ich zu eigen durch dich?
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:25
7 Wotan! Gemahl! erwache!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 10:53
8 Sanft schloß Schlaf dein Aug'
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 7:28
9 Zu mir, Freia! Meide sie, Frecher!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 1:40
10 Endlich Loge!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 3:45
11 Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 7:01
12 Ein Runenzauber Zwingt das Gold zum Reif
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 3:07
13 Hör', Wotan, der Harrenden Wort!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:47
14 Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild?
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:10
15 Auf, Loge, hinab mit mir! - Hehe! hehe! hieher!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:32
SACD 2: Das Rheingold Scenes 3 & 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Scahu, du Schelm!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 2:08
2 Nibelheim hier: durch bleiche Nebel was blitzen dort
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:20
3 Nehmt euch in acht! Albertich naht - Sein harren wir hier
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 7:33
4 Vergeh, frevelnder Gauch! - Was sagt der? - Sei doch bein Sinnen!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 3:55
5 Ohe! Hahaha! Schreckliche Schlange
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 6:30
6 Da, Vetter, sitze du fest!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:42
7 Gezahlt hab' ich: nun laßt mich zieh'n!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:35
8 Bin ich nun frei? Wirklich frei?
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:09
9 Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:18
10 Gepflanzt sind die Pfähle
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 5:48
11 Weiche, Wotan, weiche!
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 6:00
12 Hört, ihn Riesen! Zurück, und harret ... Halt, du Gieriger
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 6:34
13 Schwüles Gedünst ... Zur Burg führt die Brücke
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 3:12
14 Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 4:51
15 Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold! Wie lauter und hell
George London, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Jean Madeira, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Kurt Böhme, Oda Balsborg, Hetty Plümacher, Ira Malaniuk, Sir Georg Solti & Wiener Philharmoniker 3:41

Credits

SACD 1: Das Rheingold Scenes 1 & 2

composer:
Richard Wagner (composer) (track 15)
Richard Wagner (composer) (1853-11-01 – 1854-09-25) (tracks 1–6, 6–15, 15, 15)
conductor:
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–15)
engineer:
James Brown (Decca engineer, 1960s) (tracks 1–15)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (tracks 1–15)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (composer) (tracks 2–15, 15, 15)
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–15)
producer:
John Culshaw (tracks 1–15)
solo baritone vocals [Donner]:
Eberhard Wächter (baritone) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
solo bass vocals [Fafner]:
Kurt Böhme (operatic bass) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 8–10, 12–13)
solo bass vocals [Fasolt]:
Walter Kreppel (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 8–10, 13)
solo bass-baritone vocals [Alberich]:
Gustav Neidlinger (German bass-baritone) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 3–6, 15)
solo bass-baritone vocals [Wotan]:
George London (bass-baritone) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 7–8, 10, 12–13, 15)
solo contralto vocals [Flosshilde]:
Ira Malaniuk (contralto) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 2–6)
solo mezzo-soprano vocals [Wellgunde]:
Hetty Plümacher (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 2–6)
solo soprano vocals [Freia]:
Claire Watson (soprano) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 8–9, 13)
solo soprano vocals [Fricka]:
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 7, 9–10, 12–15)
solo soprano vocals [Woglinde]:
Oda Balsborg (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 2–6)
solo tenor vocals [Froh]:
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 9–10, 12–15)
solo tenor vocals [Loge]:
Set Svanholm (tenor) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 10–15)
solo tenor vocals [Mime]:
Paul Kuën (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 15)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–15)
part of:
Das Rheingold: Scene I (tracks 2–6)
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A (tracks 1, 6, 15, 15)
Das Rheingold: Scene II (tracks 7–15)
recording of:
Das Rheingold: Orchesterzwischenspiel (between scenes I and II) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 6)
Das Rheingold: Orchesterzwischenspiel. Fahrt nach Nibelheim (between scenes II and III) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 15)
Das Rheingold: Scene I. Vorspiel (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 1)

SACD 2: Das Rheingold Scenes 3 & 4

composer:
Richard Wagner (composer) (1853-11-01 – 1854-09-25) (tracks 1–5, 5–13, 13–14, 14–15, 15)
conductor:
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–15)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1958-10) (tracks 13–15)
engineer:
James Brown (Decca engineer, 1960s) (tracks 1–15)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (tracks 1–15)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (composer) (tracks 1–13, 13–14, 14–15, 15)
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–15)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1958-10) (tracks 13–15)
producer:
John Culshaw (tracks 1–15)
solo baritone vocals [Donner]:
Eberhard Wächter (baritone) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 9–10, 12–13)
solo bass vocals [Fafner]:
Kurt Böhme (operatic bass) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 10, 12)
solo bass vocals [Fasolt]:
Walter Kreppel (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 9–10, 12)
solo bass-baritone vocals [Alberich]:
Gustav Neidlinger (German bass-baritone) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1, 3–8, 15)
solo bass-baritone vocals [Wotan]:
George London (bass-baritone) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 2–12, 14)
solo contralto vocals [Flosshilde]:
Ira Malaniuk (contralto) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 15)
solo mezzo-soprano vocals [Erda]:
Jean Madeira (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 11)
solo mezzo-soprano vocals [Wellgunde]:
Hetty Plümacher (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 14–15)
solo soprano vocals [Freia]:
Claire Watson (soprano) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 12)
solo soprano vocals [Fricka]:
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 7, 9–12, 14)
solo soprano vocals [Woglinde]:
Oda Balsborg (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 15)
solo tenor vocals [Froh]:
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 9–11, 13)
solo tenor vocals [Loge]:
Set Svanholm (tenor) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 2–10, 12, 14)
solo tenor vocals [Mime]:
Paul Kuën (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–3, 15)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1958-09 – 1958-10) (tracks 1–15)
part of:
Das Rheingold: Scene III (tracks 1–5)
Das Rheingold: Scene IV (tracks 6–13, 13–14, 14–15, 15)
recording of:
Das Rheingold: Orchesterzwischenspiel. Rückkehr aus Nibelheim (between scenes 3 and 4) (1958-09 – 1958-10) (track 5)