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				   Table of Contents      Wagner: DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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Act III, Scene 2: Final Chorus: "[Ehrt eure deutsch]en Meister"

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra--

Alfred Hertz (?)

February 20 or March 21, 1903 (?)

[Slip, undated;, Glackens 64, undated.]

At the opera's end, the populace and principals take up Sach's exhortation to honor German artists, and then turn once again to hail Sachs himself. (In these pages, Wagner asks the soloists to sing along with the chorus, so the soprano heard ascending to the optional high C may well be Johanna Gadski, who sang Eva in all six relevant performances.)



[L'arte Tedesca o]nora
e sia sovrana ognora!
Fin ch'essa è cara al nostra cor,
quand' anche lo splendor
cessasse del Roman,
eterna vivrà l'arte del German! ecc.
Gloria! Gloria!
Gloria ad Hans Sachs!



Honor German art--
may it rule forever!
As long as it is dear to our hearts,
though even the splendor
of Rome should crumble,
German art will live forever! etc.
Hail! Hail!
Hail! to Hans Sachs!

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