Possibly the most thrilling, sexually-charged Walküre ever recorded, this recording, features the sappy voices of Gré Brouwenstijn and Jon Vickers as Sieglinde and Siegmund, and two of the leading Wagnerians of their day – Nilsson and London – as Brünnhilde and Wotan. Also look out for the wind machine introduced in the Prelude to Act I! This is real aural theatre.
“…an exciting, eloquent, lyrical, an always vital account of the opera and draws splendid playing, of which the conductor must have been proud, and we should be, from the London Symphony Orchestra, all departments of which distinguish themselves. … Gré Brouwenstijn gives a most musicianly, youthful sounding and touching rendering of Sieglinde … Nilsson is glorious here, but one hardly needs to praise the greatest exponent of her part today … This wonderful Brünnhilde has worthy partners in George London’s Wotan and Jon Vickers’s Siegmund” Gramophone