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"The performance on this disk," writes critic Arthur Bloomfield in his liner notes, " was conducted by a profound Wagnerian capable of producing with the famous micro-movements of his vest-pocket beat a glow, finesse and structural integrity only approximated by his predecessor [Artur Bodanzky] ." This is the only recorded example of the collaboration of Flagstad and Lehmann as Brünnhilde and Sieglinde respectively. "Even more perhaps than Flagstad's gorgeous Brünnhilde", Bloomfield goes on to say, "Lehmann's ultra-warm, hair-raising Sieglinde set a standard by which a particular leading Wagnerian role has been measured ever since."

CD-1048(1)   REINER'S WALKURE, ACT II WITH FLAGSTAD & MELCHIOR. Richard Wagner Die Walküre Act II -- From San Francisco, 13 November, 1936 with Kirsten Flagstad as Brünnhilde, Lotte Lehmann as Sieglinde, Kathryn Meisle as Fricka, Lauritz Melchior as Siegmund, Friedrich Schorr as Wotan and Emanuel List as Hunding; conducted by Fritz Reiner. (AAD) Total Time-67:14 UPC# 0-17685-10482-4

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