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Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - Astrid Varnay (vocals); Gunther Treptow (vocals); Hanna Ludwig (vocals); Hans Hotter (vocals); Hertha Töpper (vocals);...
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  1. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b
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Though postwar Germany was in many ways a devastated and demoralized country, in one realm at least, the 1950s were the best of times, and that was in the realm of Wagnerian opera. Despite their posthumous association with the discredited Nazi regime, the music dramas of Wagner were stunningly well-served by a host of great conductors and singers. Take this August 12, 1952, recording of Die Walküre from the Bayreuth Festival, the high temple of Wagner's art. Its cast is generally first-class, with Günther Treptow's ...

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre 2009, Myto Records

UPC: 8014399502047