Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

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A Nos Amours

A Nos Amours


Busoni:

Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42

Denza:

Funiculì-Funiculà

Schubert:

Ständchen 'Horch! Horch! die Lerch!', D889

Strauss, J, II:

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll


Diabolicus, Dietrich Henschel

The fascinating programme of waltzes and other short pieces chosen for this new recording by the chamber ensemble Diabolicus and its renowned musical director Dietrich Henschel has been given the title “A Nos Amours”, and endeavours to musically represent the full range of emotions that cover life from birth till death. There is the love of Richard Wagner for his wife Cosima and for their newborn son in the Siegfried Idyll, the love of a son for his dead mother in the Busoni’s touching lullaby, the Berceuse élégaique, as well as the joy of life and love so perfectly portrayed in the waltzes of Johann Strauss the younger. The Schubert lied Ständchen and the famous Neopolitan song Funiculì-Funiculà by Luigi Denza have been included to present the more light-hearted aspect of these “amours”. Apart from the Wagner piece, the music is here performed in transcriptions for chamber groups by Arnold Schoenberg and his circle of friends and pupils.

The chamber ensemble Diabolicus was formed in 2001 with a core of soloists from the Orchestre de Paris. The ensemble can be expanded as required, bringing together musical personalities encountered in a variety of extra-orchestral collaborations. In 2004 and 2005, Diabolicus swelled its number to thirty-five musicians for two performances at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, with Dietrich Henschel and Menahem Pressler respectively. With Dietrich Henschel, their working relationship did not involve the notion of an ensemble directed by a conductor, but was immediately established on the basis of a friendly collaboration in music.

Dietrich Henschel is acknowledged as one of today’s foremost interpreters of the lied. He is invited all over the world with the pianists Fritz Schwinghammer, Helmut Deutsch and Michael Schäfer. His substantial discography features lieder and song cycles by Mahler, Wolf, Schubert, Korngold, and Beethoven, as well as a complete recording of Busoni’s Doktor Faust (winner of a Grammy Award). His conducting career has taken flight since his triumph at the Châtelet in 2004 in a series of concerts with the ensemble Diabolicus, with which he has subsequently worked on a regular basis.

“The playing is of the highest quality, rhythms are crisp, tuning is excellent. A most enjoyable programme…” Gramophone Magazine, November 2008

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Bruno Walter conducts Wagner & Bruckner

Bruno Walter conducts Wagner & Bruckner

First release of the concert given at Carnegie Hall, 10 February, 1957.


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll


Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter

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Wagner: Overtures, Marches ...

Wagner: Overtures, Marches ...


Wagner:

Das Liebesverbot Overture

Symphony in E

Faust Overture, WWV59

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

(arr. Henze)

Rienzi Overture

Christoph Columbus: Overture

Die Feen: Overture

Huldigungsmarsch, WWV 97

Kaisermarsch, WWV104

Großer Festmarsch (Centennial March) for the centenary of the independence of the USA

Siegfried Idyll


Warner Classics Gemini - 5176192

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Great Conductors - Serge Koussevitzky

Great Conductors - Serge Koussevitzky


Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Recorded 2nd April 1947

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Recorded 4th April 1947

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Recorded 27th April 1949

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Recorded 4th April 1947

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

Recorded 19th April 1946

Siegfried Idyll

Recorded 27th April 1949


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Wagner Transcriptions Volume 1: Der Ring

Wagner Transcriptions Volume 1: Der Ring


Wagner:

The Ring - an orchestral adventure

arranged by Henk de Vlieger

Siegfried Idyll


This 67-minute, orchestra-only version of Wagner’s famous opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen is arranged by Henk de Vlieger, arranger, composer and percussionist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. The work was commissioned by the orchestra and the result is a 14-section fiery musical spectacle entitled The Ring, an orchestral adventure. This symphonic ‘compilation’ compresses Wagner’s four mighty Ring operas, yet includes all the major themes and ‘leitmotifs’. The result is an overwhelming experience and a must for anyone who loves blazing orchestral colours. The Minneapolis Tribune wrote; “The way that De Vlieger has created transitions between scenes and acts is quite ingenious…’ “Bits of Rheingold, Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung floated past, melded together as if some Wagnerian uperman who understood the whole and articulated it in particular. Highlights were everywhere. Horns, sounded offstage and on, reminded listeners of the great arias, without the singers to sing it… Toward the end, it actually seemed like we had experienced the entire Ring cycle – a tribute to the orchestrator’s talents,’ wrote the Boston Herald following a performance of the work. Coupled to this mighty work is Siegfried Idyll, which is thematically related to the Ring, and although with quite a different subject matter, complements the Orchestral Adventure perfectly.

“…sterling playing from the Scottish orchestra, whose dark, burnished brass section particularly suits Wagner's scoring, and virile, purposeful conducting from Neeme Järvi.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2008 ***

“Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger describes his symphonic synthesis of the complete Ring cycle as "An Orchestral Adventure"… A bold concept, which in a performance as fine as this works remarkable well…” Gramophone Magazine, April 2008

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Great Conductors - Otto Klemperer

Great Conductors - Otto Klemperer


Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Siegfried Idyll


If ‘slow tempos’ were a significant characteristic of Klemperer’s final years as a conductor, in his earlier days, as demonstrated on these 1927-28 recordings, he could set fizzing tempos, galvanising his performers with electric gestures. Above all, however, Klemperer was a master structuralist, always focussed on the music, its construction and direction. His recording of the Brahms Symphony No. 1, made over seven months, is notable not only for athletic vitality but for ecstatic singing lines and subtle integration of light and shade. The account of the Prelude to Act I of Tristan und Isolde is remarkably rapt while that of Siegfried Idyll is intimate and gentle.

“Compelling and magisterial. The Bhrams Symhony is overwhelming, the Wagner excerpts tantalising.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2008 *****

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Wagner: Wesendonk-Lieder and other works

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Wagner:

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

Siegfried: Waldweben

Meine Ruh ist hin, Op. 5 No 6

Siegfried Idyll

Les adieux de Marie Stuart, WWV 61


Maria Riccarda Wesseling (mezzo-soprano)

Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden, Marcus Bosch

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Volume 50 of the Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection

Volume 50 of the Glenn Gould Complete Jacket Collection

Glenn Gould plays his own transcriptions of Wagner orchestral showpieces


Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Transcriptions by Glenn Gould

Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Transcriptions by Glenn Gould

Siegfried Idyll

Transcriptions by Glenn Gould


Glenn Gould (piano)

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Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, etc.

Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll


Recorded 8/5/1953

“Hans Knappertsbusch gives an extraordinarily intimate account of the Siegfried Idyll… The same is even more true of Brahm's Fourth Symphony, here given a passionately idiosyncratic account which rises to a fabulous climax in the slow movement.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2008 *****

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Great Conductors - Furtwängler

Great Conductors - Furtwängler

Commercial Recordings 1940-50 Volume 6


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Recorded at the Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, 4th April 1949

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Recorded at the Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, 4th April 1949

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major

Recorded at the Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, 4th April 1949

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Recorded at the Kunsthaus, Lucerne, 29th-31st August 1949

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Recorded at the Brahmssaal, Musikverein, Vienna, 15th February 1949

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll

Recorded at the Brahmssaal, Musikverein, Vienna, 16th-17th February 1949

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


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