Wagner Die Walkure Act I Bruno Walter Lotte Lehmann, Lauritz Melchior, Emanuel List Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - 1935
One of the greatest legendary recordings of all time. It has a special place in my heart because it was through this recording in LP form that I was introduced to Wagner's music dramas. Before I just knew his orchestral music. It is hard to imagine a Wagnerian hero better sung than with Melchior, and Lehmann is a vulnerable but strong Sieglinde. The sound is surprisingly good for the time. This is also an example of Walter's conducting at its best. It is naturally flowing with amazing phrasing. Of course, the orchestra plays beautifully.
We encourage you to also browse through the rest of our collection, including recordings from the creator of this website and remasters Eduardo Chibás, the renowned pianist Artur Schnabel and other historical directors
About Furtwängler Sound
This project is the product of a personal quest to achieve the best sound possible from the recordings of the legendary director Wilhelm Furtwangler. The constant search to improve even already-remastered versions in the market has created these crisp, timeless pieces.