Wagner: Die Walküre - Hotter, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, Windgassen, von Milinkovic, Greindl; Knappertsbusch. Bayreuth, 1956


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  • This performance of Die Walküre will leave you thinking that there was no vocal challenge beyond Astrid Varnays' abilities.
  • As Sieglinde, Gré Brouwenstijn's slender yet opulent soprano is an excellent contrast to Varnay's rich auburn hued tone.
  • As if singing Siegfried in this Cycle weren't enough for Wolfgang Windgassen, he adds Siegmund to his plate. It is striking to have the side-by-side comparison and fascinating to hear how he shades his voice differently in each role.


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OD 11937-3