OP0308. DIE WALKÜRE - Act II & III - Excerpts, Live Performance, 17 Feb., 1938, w.Brückner Cond. Königsberg Ensemble; Wilhelm Rode, Gertrud Rünger, Elisabeth Friedrich, Karl Buschmann, etc. (Austria) 2-Preiser 90075. Long out-of-print, Final Copy!
"Wilhelm Rode, a bass-baritone noted particularly for the roles of Sachs, Wotan and the Dutchman, was considered in the same class with Friedrich Schorr and Rudolf Bockelmann. A member of the Nazi party, he was selected in 1934 to be director of the Deutsches Opernhaus, the Berlin opera under Goebbels' supervision. Although not a strong manager, Rode maintained reasonably high standards of performance. Because of his political record, he retired at the end of the war."
- Frederic Spotts, Great Conductors of the Third Reich