Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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The Rheingold Curse

A Germanic Saga of Greed and Vengeance from the Medieval Icelandic Edda

2 CDs (total times 44:47 & 44:35)

Recorded September 2001 at DeutschlandRadio (Sendesaal des Funkhauses Köln (D)

Released 2001 by Marc Aurel Edition (MA 20016) in co-production with DeutschlandRadio and WDR Köln

Booklet 183 pp.


Building on the success and momentum of the 1996 ‘Edda’ recording, Sequentia continued the Icelandic project with a re-telling of the Rheingold story, also taken from the ‘Edda’ collection. This 90-minute saga was staged in 2001 by the New York stage director Ping Chong, and performed in the Lincoln Center Festival (NYC) as well as other venues in Europe, and has continued – in a concert version -- to be in the ensemble’s repertoire until 2010. Bagby & Gaver are joined by flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen and vocalists Lena Susanne Norin and Agnethe Christensen. This was Sequentia’s first release on an independent label: Marc Aurel Edition based in Cologne.