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Richard Wagner

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Albumblatt 'In das Album der Furstin M.', WWV94 (8)
Albumblatt (arr. A Wilhelmj for violin and piano) (4)
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 (1)
Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwanen, WWV95 (4)
Attente (2)
Beim Antritt des neuen Jahres 1835, WWV36 (2)
Christoph Columbus: Overture (4)
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 (14)
Das Rheingold (highlights) (1)
Das Rheingold (68)
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) (30)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (excerpts) (0)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (highlights) (4)
Der Tag erscheint, WWV68B (1)
Der Tannenbaum, WWV50 (4)
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 (2)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (129)
Descendons gaiement la courtille, WWV65 (1)
Die Feen (excerpts) (1)
Die Feen, adapted for children (arr. Marc-Aurel Floros) (1)
Die Feen (15)
Die Liebesverbot (1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (excerpts) (2)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (highlights) (7)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: An Orchestral Tribute (arr. H de Vlieger) (1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Suite (1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (173)
» Act 1
» Act 3
» Suite
Die Rose (1)
Die Walkure (highlights) (3)
Die Walkure (197)
» Act 1
» Act 2
» Act 3
Dors, mon enfant, WWV53 (arr. Simone Fontanelli) (1)
Dors, mon enfant, WWV53 (4)
Eine Sonate fur das Album von Frau Mathilde Wesendonck, WWV85 (4)
Elegie in A flat major (11)
Entreactes tragiques (2) (arr. H de Vlieger) (1)
Fantasia in F sharp minor, op.3 WWV22 (4)
Faust Lieder (7) for voice and piano, op.5 WWV15 (4)
Faust Overture (25)
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)
Gruss seiner Treuen an Friedrich August den Geliebten (2)
Huldigungsmarsch (arr. player organ) (1)
Huldigungsmarsch (2)
Iphigenie en Aulide: Overture (1)
Kaisermarsch (3)
Kinderkatechismus, WWV106 (1)
Konig Enzio (1)
L'Attente, WWV55 (1)
Les Adieux de Marie Stuart, WWV61 (arr. Simone Fontanelli) (1)
Les Adieux de Marie Stuart, WWV61 (2)
Les Deux Grenadiers, WWV60 (5)
Lohengrin (highlights) (7)
Lohengrin (184)
Melodram der Tannenbaum (1)
Mignonne, WWV57 (arr. Simone Fontanelli) (1)
Mignonne, WWV57 (4)
Nicolay, WWV44 (1)
Notenbrief fur Mathilde Wesendonck (2)
Parsifal (excerpts) (2)
Parsifal (highlights) (2)
Parsifal (orchestral excerpts) (1)
Parsifal: An Orchestral Quest (arr. Henk de Vlieger) (1)
Parsifal Suite (arr. Andrew Gourlay) (1)
Parsifal (128)
» 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 (2)
Porazzi theme (ed. Kent Hugo Moussault) (1)
Rienzi (highlights) (1)
Rienzi (orchestral excerpts) (1)
Rienzi (67)
Romance in A major (after the Albumblatt 'In das Album der Furstin M.', WWV94) (1)
Romance in A major (arr. David Popper) (1)
Rule Britannia (1)
Schluss zum Vorspiel from Tristan und Isolde (1)
Siegfried (highlights) (4)
Siegfried (orchestral excerpts) (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 Glenn Gould) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (version for 13 instruments) (1)
Siegfried Idyll, WWV103 (62)
Siegfried (78)
» Act 3
Sonata for Mathilde Wesendonk's Album (3)
Studies (2) on Tristan and Isolde (1)
Symphony in C major (3)
Symphony in E major (3)
Tannhauser (highlights) (4)
Tannhauser (203)
» Act 2
The Ring (arr. Timothy Higgins for brass) (1)
The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure (arr. Henk de Vileger) (1)
Tout n'est qu'images fugitives, WWV58 (3)
Traume for violin and orchestra, WWV91b (arr. Arthur Seybold) (1)
Traume for violin and orchestra, WWV91b (2)
Tristan und Isolde (excerpts) (2)
Tristan und Isolde (highlights) (8)
Tristan und Isolde: An Orchestral Passion (arr. H de Vlieger) (2)
Tristan und Isolde: Paraphrase for string septet (arr. Martina Trumpp) (1)
Tristan und Isolde: Symphonic Synthesis (arr. L Stokowski) (1)
Tristan und Isolde (203)
» 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) (2)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. Othman Louati) (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. Simone Fontanelli) (1)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (arr. cello and piano) (2)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5) (orch. Felix Mottl) (17)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91 (61)
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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Summer Night Concert 2024 (Blu-ray)

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Wagner - Siegfried (Blu-ray)

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Wagner - Siegfried (DVD)

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Wolfgang Sawallisch: The Warner Classics Edition - Complete Symphonic, Lieder & Choral Recordings
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Wagner - Die Walkure (DVD)

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Wagner - Die Walkure (Blu-ray)

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Wagner - Gotterdammerung (Blu-ray)

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Wagner - Gotterdammerung (DVD)
Wagner - Gotterdammerung (DVD)

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Wagner - Das Rheingold (Blu-ray)
Wagner - Das Rheingold (Blu-ray)

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Wolfgang Sawallisch: Complete Recordings on Philips & DG
Wolfgang Sawallisch: Complete Recordings on Philips & DG

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Wagner - Siegfried (Blu-ray)

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Wagner - Siegfried (DVD)
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Neville Marriner: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings
Neville Marriner: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings

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William Steinberg: Complete Command Classics Recordings
William Steinberg: Complete Command Classics Recordings

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Wagner - Die Walkure (DVD)

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Wagner - Die Walkure (Blu-ray)
Wagner - Die Walkure (Blu-ray)

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Love Music
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Wagner - Famous Opera Scenes arr. for Piano
Wagner - Famous Opera Scenes arr. for Piano

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Michael Spyres: In the Shadows
Michael Spyres: In the Shadows

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New Vienna Octet, Vienna Wind Soloists: The Decca Recordings
New Vienna Octet, Vienna Wind Soloists: The Decca Recordings

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Wagner - Parsifal

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Wagner - Das Rheingold (Blu-ray)

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Wagner - Das Rheingold (DVD)

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Wagner - Die Walkure
Wagner - Die Walkure

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(Sterling)

Four Hands at Home: Domestic Music-Making in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Four Hands at Home: Domestic Music-Making in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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Wagner - Der fliegende Hollander (DVD)
Wagner - Der fliegende Hollander (DVD)

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Wagner - Der fliegende Hollander (Blu-ray)
Wagner - Der fliegende Hollander (Blu-ray)

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Richard: Strauss & Wagner
Richard: Strauss & Wagner

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(Prospero Classical)

Gary Bertini: The SWR Recordings
Gary Bertini: The SWR Recordings

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Mahler - Symphony no.3; Wagner - Gotterdammerung (orchestral extracts)
Mahler - Symphony no.3; Wagner - Gotterdammerung (orchestral extracts)

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(Urania)

475 Years of Staatskapelle Dresden
475 Years of Staatskapelle Dresden

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Popper - Complete Transcriptions for Cello and Piano
Popper - Complete Transcriptions for Cello and Piano

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Eugene Ormandy & the Philadelphia Orchestra: The Columbia Stereo Collection
Eugene Ormandy & the Philadelphia Orchestra: The Columbia Stereo Collection

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The Art of Oskar Fried
The Art of Oskar Fried

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Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (DVD)

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Otto Klemperer: The Warner Classics Edition Vol.2 - Operas & Sacred Works

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Victoria de los Angeles: The Warner Classics Edition

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Jessye Norman: The Complete Studio Recitals on Decca, DG & Philips (CD + DVD)

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Solti in Europe: The Orchestral Recordings (CD + DVD)

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Wanderer without Words: Schubert, Wagner, Mahler
Wanderer without Words: Schubert, Wagner, Mahler

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Lux - Organ Works Vol.2

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Wagner - Siegfried

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La Divina: Maria Callas in All Her Roles (CD + DVD)

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Parsifal: The Search for the Grail (DVD)

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Solitaire: Music for Violin & Piano
Solitaire: Music for Violin & Piano

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Queen Elisabeth Competition: Voice 2023 (Live)

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Wagner - Parsifal

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Wagner - Gotterdammerung (Blu-ray)

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Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

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Wagner - Gotterdammerung (Vinyl LP)

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Wagner - Gotterdammerung (Deluxe Hybrid SACD)

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Knappertsbusch conducts Wagner: Orchestral & Vocal Excerpts

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