Gotterdammerung  (Bodanzky;  Melchior, Lawrence, Schorr, Hofmann, Habich)  (3-Naxos 8.110228/30)
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Gotterdammerung  (Bodanzky;  Melchior, Lawrence, Schorr, Hofmann, Habich)  (3-Naxos 8.110228/30)
OP0073. GÖTTERDÃMMERUNG, Live Performance, 11 Jan., 1936, w.Bodansky Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Lauritz Melchior, Marjorie Lawrence, Ludwig Hofmann, Eduard Habich, Friedrich Schorr, etc. (Germany) 3-Naxos 8.110228/30. Transfers by Ward Marston. Final Copy! - 636943122822

CRITIC REVIEW:

"In the opening scene with Siegfried, the sensuous sheen of the Lawrence voice markedly differs from the remembered Flagstad and other soprano Wagnerians; hers is a voice of sufficient size and thrust to cut through, rather than surmount, the Wagnerian orchestral horde. Pliant in the extreme, it soars to silvery top tones with laserlike efficiency. Such fluid vocal movement amplifies the youthful impetuosity of her interpretation....This Brünnhilde is obviously a woman who had known love, and her emotional response to situations of betrayal, anger, and grief have a human spontaneity....Her Immolation has immense pathos....a lovely soft velvet encircles the tone, and the voice shimmers with a fine, light vibrato."

- Paul Jackson, SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD MET, p.107