Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

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Wolf, Weber, Wagner: Orchestral Works

Wolf, Weber, Wagner: Orchestral Works


includes

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Wiener Philharmoniker

Weber:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 19, J50

Euryanthe Overture

Der Beherrscher der Geister, J122: Overture

Abu Hassan Overture

Wiener Philharmoniker

Wolf, H:

Penthesilea

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Der Corregidor: Orchestral Suite

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande


During the golden age of LP, Horst Stein was among a select band of central-European conductors (Vaclav Neumann and Otmar Suitner another two notable examples) revered by Japanese orchestras and audiences, perhaps more than their Western counterparts. They had an uncomplicated mastery of the repertoire that shunned interpretative eccentricity and plugged listeners in to a strong current of cultivated orchestral sonority which seemed to grow from and continue a Kapellmeister lineage that built the great orchestras of the world in the first place.

As chief conductor of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Stein made recordings of Sibelius that have been prized since their first issue, and have been collected together on another Eloquence release (4823922). The present release returns to Stein’s heartland of German Romanticism. Indeed the progression from Weber to Wagner to Wolf traces the eventful development of the Romantic movement in music over 80 years, from the daring, post-Schubertian harmonies of Weber’s Symphony (no less touched by lyric genius than his music for the stage) to the tumultuous and multi-climactic tone-poem that is Wolf’s Penthesilea, which tells the story of an Amazon queen’s gruesome revenge for thwarted passion.

“Stein’s persuasive performance makes no apologies for the work … an important rediscovery.” Gramophone Magazine, February 1982 (Wolf: Penthesilea)

“Especially for the superb playing Stein gets from the VPO … this is much to be recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, July 1974 (Wagner)

“Stein’s gifts as a Wagner conductor have enabled him to see the richness and depth already glimpsed […] in the remarkable Andante.” Gramophone Magazine, September 1978 (Weber: Symphony)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4825207

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.00

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Sir Simon Rattle & Sol Gabetta

Sir Simon Rattle & Sol Gabetta

Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014, directed by Torben Schmidt Jacobsen


Elgar:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Sol Gabetta (cello)

Ligeti:

Atmosphères

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1


The Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta made her Philharmoniker debut at the 2014 Easter Festival in Baden-Baden with Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the final great work of the composer. “Sol Gabetta’s Elgar Concerto is one of the best around, a heartfelt, tonally rounded performance.” (Gramophone). The orchestra and conductor also performed the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin, György Ligeti’s orchestral piece Atmosphères and Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, a work which is entirely focused on the future and pushes the boundaries of classical music in terms of sound, rhythm and energy.

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker contrasted the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin and György Ligeti’s orchestral piece Atmosphères perfectly, demonstrating that they both employ different styles to pursue a similar objective – an iridescent, otherworldly sound.

Star cellist Sol Gabetta gave an outstanding interpretation of Elgar’s Cello Concerto: the final great work of the composer, full of melancholy and a sense of farewell.

In contrast to Elgar, Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps is focused on the future. In their previous performances, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle have shown that this work, despite its inherent modernity, also provides a wealth of sensual pleasure. “The musicians breezed through the Sacre with ridiculous virtuosity, as laid-back as if it were a mambo on a dance floor on a Caribbean beach.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Cross-promotion with Sony’s Sol Gabetta album (Martinů: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Elgar Cello Concerto), which is also to be released on Nov 4, 2016. The Elgar Cello Concerto album audio is identical with the audio on the DVD and as it was also taken from the Baden-Baden live recording.

DVD Picture: 16:9 – NTSC

DVD Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0

Language/subtitles: N/A

DVD box lot: 25

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 94 mins

Production year: 2014

Guide PPD: 14,00 EUR

“Rattle’s presence can be heard, and felt, in virtually every bar of the score: the way he moulds phrases, nudges details to the fore, bends the line, holds tight to a salient accompanying detail (especially along the lower end of the spectrum) or responds to Gabetta’s characterful solo playing, now rather more stylised than it was before.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

GGramophone Magazine

DVD/Blu-ray of the Month - February 2017

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

EuroArts - 8024259968

(DVD Video)

$15.75

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Wagner: Orchestral Highlights

Wagner: Orchestral Highlights


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Siegfried Idyll

Tannhäuser: Overture

Tannhäuser: Prelude to Act 3

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Several of the recordings on this disc date from 1960, when Otto Klemperer celebrated his 75th birthday and Wieland Wagner, the composer’s grandson, saluted the conductor as “a unique artistic phenomenon”. Klemperer’s mastery of Wagner’s music was rooted in the early years of his career: by the age of 30 he had conducted performances of Lohengrin, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Parsifal and Tristan und Isolde.

Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues - 2564607590

(CD - 2 discs)

$13.25

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Verdi & Wagner: The Odeonsplatz Concert

Verdi & Wagner: The Odeonsplatz Concert


Massenet:

Vision fugitive (from Hérodiade)

Ah! Tout est bien fini... O souverain (from Le Cid)

Ravel:

La Valse

Verdi:

I vespri siciliani Overture

Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza (from Don Carlo)

Dio, che nell'alma infondere (from Don Carlo)

L'esule

arr. Berio

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Ciel, che feci! (from Oberto)

Cento leggiadre vergini (from Il corsaro)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Wagner:

O du, mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser)

Freudig begrussen wir 'Entrance of the Guests' (from Tannhauser)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


Roland Villazón (tenor), Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

A special outdoor “event production” with star tenor Rolando Villazón and Thomas Hampson. Conducted by upcoming star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The programme includes popular arias, mostly from Verdi and Wagner.

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

C Major - 716804

(Blu-ray)

$33.75

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Verdi & Wagner: The Odeonsplatz Concert

Verdi & Wagner: The Odeonsplatz Concert


Massenet:

Vision fugitive (from Hérodiade)

Ah! Tout est bien fini... O souverain (from Le Cid)

Ravel:

La Valse

Verdi:

I vespri siciliani Overture

Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza (from Don Carlo)

Dio, che nell'alma infondere (from Don Carlo)

L'esule

arr. Berio

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Ciel, che feci! (from Oberto)

Cento leggiadre vergini (from Il corsaro)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Wagner:

O du, mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser)

Freudig begrussen wir 'Entrance of the Guests' (from Tannhauser)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


A special outdoor “event production” with star tenor Rolando Villazón and Thomas Hampson. Conducted by upcoming star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The programme includes popular arias, mostly from Verdi and Wagner.

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 716708

(DVD Video)

$26.00

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The Essential Wagner

The Essential Wagner


Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Summ' und brumm', du gutes Rädchen 'Spinning Chorus' (from Der fliegende Holländer)

Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an 'Senta's Ballad' (from Der fliegende Holländer)

Steuermann, laß die Wacht! (from Der fliegende Holländer)

Tannhäuser: Overture

Dich, teure Halle (from Tannhauser)

O du, mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser)

Begluckt darf nun dich 'Pilgrims' Chorus' (from Tannhauser)

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Entweihte Götter (from Lohengrin)

Bridal Chorus 'Treulich geführt' (from Lohengrin)

In fernem Land (from Lohengrin)

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Siegmund heiß ich und Siegmund bin ich! (from Die Walküre)

Hoho! Hoho! Hohei! Schmiede, mein Hammer, ein hartes Schwert! (from Siegfried)

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Morgenlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein 'Prize Song' (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (from Tristan und Isolde)

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


The best-loved and most popular works by Richard Wagner, performed by the world’s leading artists, in an accessible format at budget price.

Warner Classics - 9733992

(CD - 2 discs)

$7.00

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Wagner: Favourite Overtures and Preludes

Wagner: Favourite Overtures and Preludes


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


Alto - ALC1165

(CD)

$6.25

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Furtwängler - The Early Recordings Volume 4

Furtwängler - The Early Recordings Volume 4

All recordings made in the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major

Recorded in 1930

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Recorded in 1930

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus Overture

Recorded on 28th December, 1936

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Recorded in 1930

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Recorded in 1930

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Recorded in 1930

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde): orchestral version

Recorded in 1930

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Recorded in November, 1933


Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

“The Wagner items flow seamlessly, with perfect pacing in the Götterdämmerung Funeral Music… and a fine sense of mounting emotion in the Lohengrin Prelude and Tristan Prelude and Liebestod… the most unusual items… are of lighter fare, the Fledermaus Overture... wonderfully dapper and brilliantly played.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2010

Naxos Historical Great Conductors - 8111005

(CD)

$7.00

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The Television Concerts (1948-52)

The Television Concerts (1948-52)

Volume Four


Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Siegfried: Waldweben

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death & Funeral March

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Weber:

Euryanthe Overture


DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Testament - SBDVD1006

(DVD Video)

$21.75

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Wagner - Overtures & Preludes

Wagner - Overtures & Preludes


Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Tannhäuser: Overture

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Siegfried Idyll

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Lilo Brockhaus, Carlotta Ordassy, Barbro Ericson, Cvetka Ahlin, Helga Jenckel, Liselotte Rebmann, Danica Mastilovic, Ingrid Steger

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Eugen Jochum

Faust Overture, WWV59

Bamberger Symphoniker, Otto Gerdes

Rienzi Overture

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm


This 2CD album is a perfect overview of Wagner's orchestral showpieces, performed by what is a roll-call of the world's top orchestras and conductors.

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DG 2CD - E4775445

(CD - 2 discs)

$13.00

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