Wagner: Das Rheingold

Benjamin Baillifh
ClassiqueNews (France)

The second stage of the recording of the Ring of the Nibelungs from the Australian record company Melba is also the first to be recorded in SACD … the orchestra sounds lyrical and enormously powerful under the direction of Asher Fisch …

Melba Recordings has for the five last years gone from strength to strength. Named after the opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, the recording company has always aimed for quality.

This recording displays the same qualities as its predecessor Die Walküre. Its technical qualities are delectable if you own a hi-fi equipped with SACD.

This recording offers an impassioned reading of the score where the interludes and the scenes are depicted with a great feeling of poetry.

The Rhinedaughters are particularly appealing.


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