Updoc 185: Of Gods and Wabbits: 5/25/12

Opening theme: Chuck Jones/Richard Wagner/Michael Maltese/Carl Stalling/Mel Blanc: What’s Opera, Doc? [excerpt]; The Essential Bugs Bunny (Warner Home Video)

1.    Richard Wagner/Philharmonia Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler: Prelude; Tristan und Isolde (EMI)
2.    Anna Russell: The Ring of the Niebelungs (An Analysis); The Anna Russell Album (Columbia)
3.    Chuck Jones/Richard Wagner/Michael Maltese/Carl Stalling/Mel Blanc: What’s Opera, Doc? [excerpt]; The Essential Bugs Bunny (Warner Home Video)
4.    Richard Wagner/Leonie Rysanek/Ludwig Suthaus/Gottlob Frick/Wiener Philharmoniker/Wilhelm Furtwängler: Act I [excerpts]: Die Walküre (EMI)
5.    Richard Wagner/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer: Siegfried’s Funeral March; Wagner – Orchestral Music (EMI)
6.    Richard Wagner/Kirsten Flagstad/Philharmonia Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler: Götterdammerung – Immolation Scene; Wagner – Operatic Extracts (EMI)

Out theme: Chuck Jones/Richard Wagner/Michael Maltese/Carl Stalling/Mel Blanc: What’s Opera, Doc? [excerpt]; The Essential Bugs Bunny (Warner Home Video)

2 Responses to “Updoc 185: Of Gods and Wabbits: 5/25/12”

  1. Great stuff. I heard a little “Flight of the Valkyries” during a Panda Express commercial this weekend. I wonder how much Wagner will trickle into mass culture with his bicentennial next year.

  2. You Wagners have to stick together, I guess. Rheingold the dry beer is my beer. Not bitter, not sweet, it’s the dry-tasting treat. Won’t you try, when you buy, Rheingold beer.
    Dreadful stuff, but my mother used to set her hair with it.