Das Rheingold, WWV 86A (Wagner, Richard)

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#82059 - 18.30MB - 11:25 -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - - !N/!N/!N - 4440x

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Carolus (2010/10/18)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

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Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Performed 31 October 2004. From Internet Archive

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 Scene 1
#33405 - 19.92MB, 83 pp. -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (27- V/V/V - 30079x

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 Scene 2
#33406 - 18.47MB, 77 pp. -  6.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14- V/V/V - 11370x

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 Scene 3
#33407 - 13.70MB, 56 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- V/V/V - 8709x

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 Scene 4
#33408 - 27.42MB, 111 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- V/V/V - 11338x

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Daphnis (2009/6/25)

PMLP21241-Wagner - Das Rheingold (Scene 1).pdf
Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1873]. Plate 20800.

Reprinted:

Mineola: Dover Publications, 1985.

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600dpi

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Parts

 Flute 1, 2, 3, Piccolo
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 Oboe 1, 2, 3, English Horn
#65757 - 5.52MB, 60 (18, 14, 12, 16) pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1274x

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 Clarinet 1, 2, 3, Bass Clarinet (B, A)
#65758 - 6.31MB, 70 (20, 20, 16, 14) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 1609x

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 Bassoon 1, 2, 3
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 Horn 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Wagner Tuba 1, 2 (B)
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 Trumpet 1, 2, 3; Bass Trumpet (E)
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 Trombone 1, 2, 3, 4; Wagner Tuba 3, 4 (F); Tuba
Wagner Tuba 1, 2 (B)

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 Timpani 1, Timpani 2/Triangle, Cymbals, Tam-Tam, Percussion
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 Harp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Violas
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 Basses
#65769 - 2.76MB, 31 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1226x

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Perlnerd666 (2010/5/31)

PMLP21241-Wagner-WWV086A.flute.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Mainz: Schott, n.d. (1891). Plate 25090.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933)

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#336042 - 19.80MB, 224 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1318x

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 Scene 1
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 Scene 4
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 Color Cover
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Afp0815 (2014/7/25)

RheingoldVScv.jpg
Arranger:

Karl Klindworth (1830-1916), piano reduction

Editor:

First edition

Language:

German

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1861]. Plate 16152.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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336042/43 This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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 Complete Score
#13818 - 38.60MB, 237 pp. -  5.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/V/V - 5010x

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Pelleas (2007/9/14)

Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 1. Teil - Das Rheingold.pdf
Arranger:

Karl Klindworth (1830–1916), piano reduction

Publisher Info.:

Richard Wagner's Werke, Band VII, Lieferung I
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1908. Plate R.W. 7.

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 Complete Score
#130310 - 22.33MB, 241 (viii, 233) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1648x

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Massenetique (2011/9/27)

PMLP21241-Wagner - Das Rheingold VS rsl.pdf
Arranger:

Karl Klindworth (1830-1916), piano reduction

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1908. Plate 27650.

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 Complete Score
#33840 - 16.56MB, 253 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 3632x

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Alaric (2009/6/30)

PMLP21241-Wagner-WWV86AvsGmottl.pdf
Editor:

Felix Mottl (1856–1911)

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Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1912). Plate 9800.

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 Complete Score
#33839 - 15.89MB, 224 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 2460x

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Alaric (2009/6/30)

PMLP21241-Wagner-WWV86AvsGE1.pdf
Arranger:

Richard Kleinmichel (1846-1901), piano reduction

Language:

German / English

Translator:

Frederick Corder (1852–1932)
Henrietta Corder (d.1922), English text

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.(ca.1883). Plate 23504.

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 Complete Score
#336044 - 17.44MB, 229 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 289x

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 Color Cover
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SIBLEY1802.22592.fa18-39087009846371score.pdf
Arranger:

Karl Klindworth (1830–1916), piano reduction (simplified)

Language:

German / English

Translator:

Frederick Jameson (1839–1916), English text

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1899. Plate 26520.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#16446 - 17.65MB, 231 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 2016x

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 Scene 1
#62432 - 14.91MB, 58 (iv, #1-54) pp. -  2.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 1138x

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 Scene 2
#62433 - 19.96MB, 60 (#55-114) pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 744x

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 Scene 3
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 Scene 4
#62435 - 18.10MB, 62 (#160-221)* pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1207x

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Carolus (2010/4/23)

Rheingold.pdf
Arranger:

Karl Klindworth (1830–1916), piano reduction (simplified)

Language:

German / English

Translator:

Frederick Jameson (1839–1916), English text

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1899. Plate 26520.

Reprinted:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1904. Plate 37216. (licensed reissue)

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Includes list of Leitmotive
Good resolution monochrome scans.
*Pages 172-173 provided from other scan

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Russian
See also Der Ring des Nibelungen (libretto)

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano solo (Kleinmichel)

 Complete score (piano solo with sublinear text)
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Ulyosha (2013/4/27)

PMLP21241-Wagner Rheingold-Klavierauszug Piano solo Kleinmichel.pdf
Arranger:

Richard Kleinmichel (1846-1901)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B.Schott's Söhne, n.d. Plate 25327

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo

 Complete Score
#34180 - 8.89MB, 174 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 4266x

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Alaric (2009/7/5)

PMLP21241-Wagner-WWV86AprRic.pdf
Translator:

Angelo Zanardini (1820-1893), Italian text

Publisher Info.:

Milan: G. Ricordi & C., n.d. Plate 53816.

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Selections

For Piano solo (Hansen)
See: Theaterrevuen (No.49)
For Piano solo (Hernando)
See: Wagner for Young Pianists
For Piano solo (Mertke)
See: Concert-Paraphrase über 'Das Rheingold', Op.15 (Mertke, Eduard)

Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (Scene IV)

For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Horn)

 Piano 1
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 Color cover
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Morel (2011/12/21)

SIBLEY1802.17830.f377-39087012933703piano1.pdf
Arranger:

August Horn (1825–1893)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d. Plate 22593.

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For Orchestra (Zumpe)

 Complete Score
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Carolus (2010/10/22)

SIBLEY1802.13067.e173-39087009481732score.pdf
Arranger:

Hermann Zumpe (1850-1903)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, n.d. Plate 22565.

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For Piano solo (Brassin)

 Complete Score
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Mcroskell (2007/9/8)

Brassin - Aus Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen - No.1 - Walhalla (Das Rheingold).pdf
Arranger:

Louis Brassin (1840–1884)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d. Plate 22351.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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For Piano solo (Liszt)
See: Walhall aus Der Ring des Nibelungen, S.449, by Franz Liszt
For Piano solo

 Complete Score
#08796 - 0.17MB, 3 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1907x

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Daphnis (2007/6/26)

Wagner Entrance of the Gods into Walhalla.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d. Collection Litolff No.2527a.

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Librettos

 Complete libretto
#412682 - 4.51MB, 64 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 17x

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Language:

Italian

Translator:

Angelo Zanardini (1820-1893)

Publisher Info.:

Milan: G. Ricordi & C., 1903-1904

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Italian title: L'Oro del Reno; low definition, color; the file comes from the BYU Brussel Opera and Ballet Archive; published for season 1903-1904 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan

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General Information

Work Title Das Rheingold
Alternative Title
Composer Wagner, Richard
Opus/Catalogue Number WWV 86A
Movements/Sections 4 scenes
Year/Date of Composition 1854
First Publication 1861 (vocal score)
1873 (full score)
Librettist Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Language German
Dedication King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra

Cast

Gods
Wotan, bass-baritone
Donner, bass-baritone
Froh, tenor
Loge, tenor
Goddesses
Fricka, mezzo-soprano
Freia, soprano
Erda, contralto
Nibelungs
Alberich, baritone
Mime, tenor
Giants
Fasolt, bass-baritone or bass
Fafner, bass
Rhinemaidens
Woglinde, soprano
Wellgunde, soprano or mezzo-soprano
Flosshilde, mezzo-soprano
Chorus
Nibelungs
Orchestra
piccolo, 3 flutes (3rd doubles piccolo), 3 oboes, English Horn (doubles oboe)
3 clarinets (B, A), bass clarinet (B, A), 3 bassoons*
8 horns (2 double Wagner Tubas in B , 2 in F), 3 trumpets, bass trumpet
2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, contrabass trombone (doubles bass trombone), contrabass tuba
timpani, bass drum, Triangle, Cymbals, tamtam, 18 on stage anvils
6 harps + 1 on stage harp, 16 violin I, 16 violin II, 12 viola, 12 cellos, 8 basses
*3rd bassoon can alternate on contrabassoon if needed for required low A passages
found in regular 3rd bassoon part
External Links Wikipedia article
Opera Guide


Misc. Comments

Does the chorus of Nibelungs sing? I thought they did, but I don't see it in the full score of scene III here (maybe Act IV??). The Wikipedia Ring article claims that Wagner only uses the chorus in Gotterdammerung, making the first three of these operas vv orch, not vv ch orch, tag-wise... - ES

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