WAGNER'S EPIC CYCLE - DIE WALKÜRE


It's the second day of Decca Classics celebration of the premiere of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen as a cycle. On this day in 1876, the Bayreuther Festspiele - Bayreuth Festival continued with the second instalment of Wagner's epic cycle: Die Walküre. Though previously performed in 1870, this was the first time The Valkyrie would be heard in its larger context.