Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts Volume 2

Naxos: 8572768

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Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts Volume 2

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572768
(8.572768)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th July 2012

Barcode:

0747313276875

Length:

64 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts Volume 2


Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Alessandra Marc (soprano)

Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 3

Parsifal: Good Friday Music


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Under the dual influences of Goethe and Berlioz, Wagner wrote A Faust Overture in Paris. Years later, in 1855, he returned to the work, revising it to create an even greater sense of drama and narrative conviction. In the excerpts from his romantic opera Lohengrin we hear the visionary Prelude to Act I and the Act III Prelude, which includes the well-known Wedding March. Elsa’s Dream is sung by the internationally acclaimed soprano, Alessandra Marc. The orchestral music from Parsifal contains some of the most transcendent music Wagner ever wrote. Volumes 1 and 3 in this series are available on 8572767 and 8572769.

Richard Wagner: A Faust Overture

A Faust Overture

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

Lohengrin, Act I: Prelude

Lohengrin, Act I: Einsam in truben Tagen hab' ich zu Gott gefleht

Lohengrin, Act III: Prelude - Wedding March

Richard Wagner: Parsifal

Act I: Prelude

Act III: Prelude

Act III: Good Friday Spell

MusicWeb International

November 2012

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