Skip to main content

Birgit Nilsson sings Wagner

Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Helge Brilioth (Siegmund), Helge Brilioth (Parsifal), Norman Bailey (Amfortas), Grace Hoffmann (Brangäne)

Leif Segerstam, Sir Colin Davis, Hans Knappertsbusch

Even allowing for the fact that these were demonstration records when they first appeared, the sound on this CD is astonishing in its lifelike presence and its warmth. As nobody has surpassed... More…

2 CDs


This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.


 Excerpt, Wagner: Parsifal

'Dies alles hab’ ich nun’ – ‘Ich sah das Kind’ (scene from Act II)

 Excerpt, Wagner: Die Walküre

‘Schläfst du Gast’ (Act I – closing scene)

 Excerpt, Wagner: Rienzi

‘Gerechter Gott’

 Excerpt, Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

‘Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an’

 Excerpt, Wagner: Die Feen

‘Weh mir, so nah’

Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

1. Der Engel

2. Stehe Still!

3. Im Treibhaus

4. Schmerzen

5. Träume

 Excerpt, Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Prelude to Act I

Isolde’s Narrative and Curse