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Albumblatt 'In das Album der Furstin M.', WWV94 (8)
Albumblatt (arr. A Wilhelmj for violin and piano) (3)
Albumblatt (fur Cosima Wagner) (2)
Albumblatt fur Ernst Benedikt Kietz, WWV64 'Lied ohne Worte' (2)
Albumblatt fur Frau Betty Schott, WWV108 (4)
An Webers Grabe, WWV72 (2)
Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwanen, WWV95 (5)
Attente (2)
Bein Antritt des neues Jahres 1835, WWV36 (1)
Christoph Columbus: Overture (5)
Concert Overture no.1 in D minor, WWV20 (1)
Concert Overture no.2 in C major, WWV27 (1)
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, op.69 (arr. player organ) (1)
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, op.69 (excerpt) (1)
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, op.69 (4)
Das Liebesverbot (13)
Das Rheingold (highlights) (1)
Das Rheingold (67)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (An Orchestral Adventure arr. by Henk de Vlieger) (1)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (Symphonic version by Andreas Tarkmann) (1)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (The 'Ring' without words) (4)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (abridged) (3)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (complete) (32)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (highlights) (5)
Der Tag erscheint, WWV68B (2)
Der Tannenbaum, WWV50 (5)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (orchestral excerpts) (1)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): excerpts (arr. Franz Xaver Franz) (1)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): excerpts (2)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): highlights (4)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (132)
Descendons gaiement la courtille, WWV65 (1)
Die Feen (excerpts) (1)
Die Feen, adapted for children (arr. Marc-Aurel Floros) (1)
Die Feen (14)
Die Liebesverbot (1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (excerpts) (2)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (highlights) (9)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: An Orchestral Tribute (arr. H de Vlieger) (1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Suite (1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (184)
» Act 1
» Act 3
» Suite
Die Rose (1)
Die Walkure (highlights) (3)
Die Walkure (194)
» Act 1
» Act 2
» Act 3
Dors, mon enfant (5)
Eine Sonate fur das Album von Frau Mathilde Wesendonck, WWV85 (4)
Elegie in A flat major (9)
Entreactes tragiques (2) (arr. H de Vlieger) (1)
Fantasia in F sharp minor, op.3 WWV22 (3)
Faust Lieder (7) for voice and piano, op.5 WWV15 (5)
Faust Overture (23)
Gotterdammerung (highlights) (5)
Gotterdammerung (143)
» Dawn
» Finale
Gretchen am Spinnrade (1)
Grober Festmarsch (Centennial March) for the centenary of the independence of the USA (1)
Grosser Festmarsch (Centennial March) (1)
Gruss seiner Treuen an Friedrich August den Geliebten (2)
Huldigungsmarsch (arr. player organ) (1)
Huldigungsmarsch (3)
Iphigenie en Aulide: Overture (1)
Kaisermarsch (4)
Konig Enzio (1)
L'attente, WWV55 (1)
Les adieux de Marie Stuart, WWV61 (1)
Les deux grenadiers, WWV60 (5)
Lohengrin (highlights) (9)
Lohengrin: Fantasy for 8 horns (arr. Karl Stiegler) (1)
Lohengrin (199)
Melodram der Tannenbaum (1)
Mignonne, WWV57 (5)
Nicolay, WWV44 (1)
Notenbrief fur Mathilde Wesendonck (2)
Parsifal (excerpts) (1)
Parsifal (highlights) (3)
Parsifal (orchestral excerpts) (1)
Parsifal: An Orchestral Quest (arr. Henk de Vlieger) (1)
Parsifal (139)
» Act 2
» Act 3
Piano Sonata in A major, op.4 'Grosse Sonate' (1)
Piano Sonata in B flat major, op.1 (1)
Polka in G major, WWV84 (1)
Polonaise for piano four hands in D major, op.2 WWV23b (arr. brass ensemble) (1)
Polonaise for piano four hands in D major, op.2 WWV23b (1)
Polonaise in D major, WWV23a (1)
Polonia, WWv39 (1)
Porazzi theme (ed. Kent Hugo Moussault) (1)
Rheingold: Fantasy for 8 horns (arr. Manfred Klier) (1)
Rienzi (highlights) (1)
Rienzi (orchestral excerpts) (1)
Rienzi (66)
Romance in A major (after the Albumblatt 'In das Album der Furstin M.', WWV94) (2)
Rule Britannia (1)
Schluss zum Vorspiel from Tristan und Isolde (1)
Siegfried (highlights) (4)
Siegfried (orchestral excerpts) (1)
Siegfried: Fantasy for 8 horns (arr. Karl Stiegler) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (arr. Alfred Pringsheim for piano and string quintet) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (arr. Josef Rubinstein) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (arr. Kenneth Woods) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (trans. Edwin Lemare for organ) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (trans. for piano by Artur Rubinstein) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (65)
Siegfried (79)
» Act 3
Sonata for Mathilde Wesendonk's Album (4)
Studies (2) on Tristan and Isolde (1)
Symphony in C major (3)
Symphony in E major (3)
Tannhauser (highlights) (6)
Tannhauser (207)
» Act 2
The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure (arr. Henk de Vileger) (2)
Tout n'est qu'images fugitives, WWV58 (4)
Trauersinfonie, WWV73 (1)
Traume for violin and orchestra, WWV91b (2)
Tristan und Isolde (excerpts) (2)
Tristan und Isolde (highlights) (9)
Tristan und Isolde: An Orchestral Passion (arr. H de Vlieger) (1)
Tristan und Isolde: Fantasy for 8 horns (arr. Karl Stiegler) (1)
Tristan und Isolde: Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L Stokowski) (1)
Tristan und Isolde (219)
» Act 1
» Act 2
» Act 3
Venezia (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. Andreas Horicht for string quartet) (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. August Stradal for piano) (2)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. Gerhard Heydt) (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. Hans Werner Henze) (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. Othman Louati) (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. cello and piano) (2)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (orch. Felix Mottl) (19)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91 (64)
Zuricher Vielliebchen-Walzer, WWV88 (3)

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama, and which was announced in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).

His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.

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Kerstin Meyer Memorial Edition 1956-1980
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Alvaro Cassuto conducts Three Portuguese Orchestras
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Deep Heights: Music for Bass Trombone & Orchestra
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