Wagner - Complete Overtures and Orchestral Music from the Operas | Brilliant Classics 94937BR

Wagner - Complete Overtures and Orchestral Music from the Operas

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94937BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 19th February 2016

Contents

Works

Wagner, Richard

Das Liebesverbot
» Overture
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
» Overture
Die Feen
» Overture
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
Die Walkure
» Ride of the Valkyries
Gotterdammerung
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
» Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Parsifal
» Good Friday Music
» Prelude to Act 1
Rienzi
» Overture
Siegfried Idyll, op.103
Siegfried
» Forest Murmurs
Tannhauser
» Overture
Tristan und Isolde
» Prelude and Liebestod

Artists

Philharmonia Orchestra
Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
St Louis Symphony Orchestra
Bamberger Symphoniker

Conductors

Yuri Simonov
Alois Springer
Jerzy Semkow
Heinrich Hollreiser

Works

Wagner, Richard

Das Liebesverbot
» Overture
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
» Overture
Die Feen
» Overture
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
Die Walkure
» Ride of the Valkyries
Gotterdammerung
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
» Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Parsifal
» Good Friday Music
» Prelude to Act 1
Rienzi
» Overture
Siegfried Idyll, op.103
Siegfried
» Forest Murmurs
Tannhauser
» Overture
Tristan und Isolde
» Prelude and Liebestod

Artists

Philharmonia Orchestra
Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
St Louis Symphony Orchestra
Bamberger Symphoniker

Conductors

Yuri Simonov
Alois Springer
Jerzy Semkow
Heinrich Hollreiser

About

Wagner’s operas are stunning not only for their rich and dramatic vocal lines but also for containing some of the most sublime orchestral music of the 19th century. This release boasts excerpts from Wagner’s best known dramatic works, including Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Nibelungen, but also the less performed operas Rienzi and Die Feen, which both feature splendid overtures. The selection also showcases one of Wagner’s most popular ensemble works: the superb Siegfried Idyll, written as a birthday present to his second wife and performed on Christmas Day 1870. A highly personal piece, Wagner later incorporated some of the material into his opera Siegfried.

The first two CDs are performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, established in London in 1945. A world-class orchestra with thousands of recordings to its name, the ensemble is directed here by Russian conductor Yuri Simonov, best known for becoming the youngest ever chief conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre when he was appointed at the age of just 29. The final CD brings together some of the finest orchestras from across Europe, as well as the prestigious St Louis Symphony Orchestra, in historical recordings that have certainly stood the test of time.

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