Edda - The Rheingold Curse

The Rheingold Curse
A Germanic Saga of Greed and Revenge from the Medieval Icelandic Edda
Sequentia - Benjamin Bagby
Marc Aurel edition 20016 [SACDx2]



  1. Voluspá I (The Prophecy of the Seeress, part 1)
  2. Reginsmál (The Lay of Regin)
  3. Fáfnismál (The Lay of Fafnir)
  4. Sigrdrífomál (The Lay of Brynhild)
  5. Instrumental interlude
  6. Sigurðarkviða in scamma I (A Short Poem about Sigurd, part 1)
  7. CD-2

  8. Guðrúnarkviða in Fyrsta (The First Lay of Gudrun)
  9. Sigurðarkviða in scamma II (A Short Poem about Sigurd, part 2)
  10. Guðrúnarkviða onnor (The Second Lay of Gudrun)
  11. Atlakviða (The Lay of Atli)
  12. Voluspá II (The Prophecy of the Seeress, part 2)

Playing time: 44' 55" + 44' 35" = 89' 30"

Sequentia [Benjamin Bagby (voice, lyre), Agnethe Christensen (voice <Brynhildur>, drum), Lena Susanne Norin (voice <Guðrún>), Elisabeth Gaver (fiddle), Norbert Rodenkirchen (flutes, lyre)]

Recording site and date:
Köln [September 2001]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):
Goldberg (#-p.): 20-103 (fall 2002)

Information from Todd McComb's CD.
« Benjamin Bagby and the ensemble Sequentia, one of the world's most renowned early music ensembles, let the Icelandic Saga live again: The legend of the curse of the Rhine gold, of the hero Sigurd, of king Gunnar and beautiful Gudrun, of Attila, the King of the Huns, and Brunhilda, the Valkyrie. » (From Marc Aurel edition website)

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