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Wagner - Die Walküre: "The Ride of the Valkyries" (Boulez)
Seeded by mystiklesd on 10 Jun 2008
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Author: TheGreatPerformers
start of Act III, as the Valkyries gather the soldiers' bodies, and clip ends a bit after Brünnhilde's entrance. Wagner used the Valkyries of the Norse Sagas, rather than the depiction of them in the Nibelungenlied. Women of death and warfare, as Chéreau understood well. from Darraðarljóð (Njál's saga Chap. 156.): Vindum, vindum vef darraðar, þars er vé vaða vígra manna! Látum eigi líf hans farask; eigu valkyrjur vals of kosti. Wind we, wind swiftly Our warwinning woof. sword-bearing rovers To banners rush on, Mind, maidens, we spare not One life in the fray! We corse-choosing sisters Der Ring des Nibelungen, a famous production from Bayreuth 1976, recorded 1980. Carmen Reppel as Gerhilde Gabriele Schnaut as Waltraute Gwendolyn Killebrew as Schwertleite Karen Middleton as Ortlinde Gwyneth Jones as Brünnhilde Katie Clarke as Helmwige Ilse Gramatzki as Grimgerde Jeannine Altmeyer as Sieglinde Elisabeth Glauser as Rossweisse Marga Schiml as Siegr