Wagner - Orchestral Opera Extracts | Chandos CHSA5077

Wagner - Orchestral Opera Extracts

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHSA5077

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th April 2010

Contents

Works

Wagner, Richard

Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 3
Parsifal: An Orchestral Quest (arr. Henk de Vlieger)
Tannhauser
» Overture
» Venusberg Music

Artists

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Conductor

Neeme Jarvi

Works

Wagner, Richard

Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 3
Parsifal: An Orchestral Quest (arr. Henk de Vlieger)
Tannhauser
» Overture
» Venusberg Music

Artists

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Conductor

Neeme Jarvi

About

Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the second of four albums featuring the bold arrangements of Wagner by Henk de Vlieger.  Of the first album, Classic FM magazine wrote ‘Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of The Ring.’  

In Parsifal, an orchestral quest, commissioned by the Netherland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and dedicated to the musicians of this orchestra, Henk de Vlieger has compiled the musical and emotional highlights of Wagner’s opera, and whenever necessary he has stitched these into a new context. Thus, De Vlieger retells the story of Parsifal with Wagner’s music. In order to do so he has kept the symmetry in the opera: 1. Vorspiel, 2. Parsifal, 3. Die Gralsritter I, 4. Die Blumennadchen, 5. Karfreitagszauber, 6. Die Gralsritter II, 7. Naschspiel.  

This arrangement is coupled with Wagner’s arrangements of the Overture and Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhauser and the concert version of Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.  

Chandos releases this album in surround-sound hybrid SACD to maximise the audio quality of the performance.

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