Matthias Goerne, Michelle DeYoung, Jaap van Zweden - Wagner - Das Rheingold (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:33:35 | 567 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660374-75
The opening evening of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, Das Rheingold is the prologue of the cycle, which is followed in turn by the music dramas Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. The first instalment in Jaap van Zweden's projected Ring with the Hong Kong Philharmonic – an undertaking he regards as central to his tenure with the orchestra – is a promising beginning that may surprise many experienced Wagnerians. Van Zweden is ambitious in presenting the Ring with this orchestra, which plays it for the first time, though in fairness to the musicians, they offer an intensity and vigor that more than makes up for any minor scrappiness.