Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

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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)

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Australian Eloquence - ELQ4825207

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Voyages - Organ transcriptions

Voyages - Organ transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV29 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir': Sinfonia

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

Falla:

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

Fauré:

Sicilienne from Pelléas et Mélisande

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Liszt:

Legende S.175 No. 2, St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves

Mendelssohn:

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Olivier Latry (organ of the Paris Philharmonie)

Read David's exclusive interview with Olivier Latry about the project here.

The first album to be recorded on the spectacular new organ of the Paris Philharmonie, transcriptions of popular showpieces by Bach, Khachaturian, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakov, Fauré, Debussy and Falla, demonstrating both the ‘symphonic’ capacities of the organ and the phenomenal artistry of leading organist Olivier Latry.

“Latry’s characteristic integrity and virtuosic verve illuminate everything he touches – particularly in the lascivious glissando that ends his own arrangement of Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance…when a master organist and instrument collide, what’s not to love?” BBC Music Magazine, April 2017 *****

Erato - 9029588850

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A Tribute to Hans Knappertsbusch

A Tribute to Hans Knappertsbusch

Live recording from the Theater an der Wien, Wiener Festwochen, 1962 & 1963


Beethoven:

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Wagner:

Die Walküre: Act 1

Claire Watson (Sieglinde), Fritz Uhl (Siegmund) & Josef Greindl (Hunding)

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Birgit Nilsson (Isolde)


The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Hans Knappertsbusch worked together for the first time at the Salzburg Festival in 1929. Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and a Dance Suite by the composer Franckenstein formed the first half of the programme while Beethoven’s Eroica took up the second half. Although the orchestra and the conductor had never met before, Knappertsbusch rehearsed only the first part of the programme. He refused to rehearse Beethoven’s Eroica, saying, “You know the work, I know the score”. The violinist Otto Strasser remembers, “He radiated such confidence on the evening of the concert that a rehearsal had indeed not been necessary”…

This incident was characteristic for the relationship between the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Hans Knappertsbusch, which lasted for 35 years, giving 210 concerts and playing for innumerable performances at the Vienna State Opera. Although Knappertsbusch was born near Wuppertal in Westphalia in 1888, the conductor felt particularly at home in Vienna. When the National Socialists removed the somewhat defiant Musical Director of the Munich State Opera from his post in 1936 in the middle of a performance and forbade him to conduct any further performances or concerts, Knappertsbusch took up a position as conductor at the Vienna State Opera, where Bruno Walter was Artistic Director at the time. As a result he had a particularly close relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which remained unchanged till the end of the war. After the Second World War Vienna continued to be the centre of his conducting activity - together with Munich and Bayreuth - and until shortly before his death in Munich in 1965, Knappertsbusch’s concerts were the annual highlights of the season not only for the orchestra but also for his many fans.

Sound Formats: PCM Mono

Picture Format: 4:3

Original Language: DE

Subtitles: GB, FR, DE, ES, IT

Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)

Running Time: 152 mins

FSK: 0

Region free

“These historic performances remain more golden than their ageing picture frames” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Summer Opera Sale

Arthaus Musik - 109213

(Blu-ray)

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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

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Pierre Monteux conducts Wagner

Pierre Monteux conducts Wagner


Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture

Siegfried Idyll

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)


“although the master of Russian and French ballet was a rare and reluctant opera conductor, his love for German music reveals…a stream of prepared and calculated insights to refresh curious Wagnerites…the sound does credit to Monteux's work with the orchestra whose assistant chief he once was. Together with much else of his retrospectively released concert Wagner, this new set deserves serious attention” Gramophone Magazine, November 2015

Testament - SBT21507

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Wagner Transcriptions

Wagner Transcriptions


Wagner:

Gesegnet soll sie schreiten (from Lohengrin)

transc. Liszt

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Prelude (transc. Kocsis); lsoldes Liebestod (transc. Liszt)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Festive March (transc. Liszt)


Excerpts from Wagner operas have, on countless occasions, been transcribed for piano. A fairly long list of transcribers could be made, starting with Joseph Rubinstein, the first transcriber of an extract from Parsifal, going on through Bülow to Brassin, then from Carl Tausig to August Stradal, to speak only of those who were pupils of Liszt. It is an established fact that Liszt, the greatest master of transcription and paraphrase, made very little use of Wagner’s works. In this highly-regarded recording, once more appearing on CD, the transcription honours are shared between Liszt and Kocsis.

“He graduates the ascent to the Prelude’s climax beautifully, however, while still leaving something in reserve for the climax of Liebestod. In the latter Kocsis demonstrates enviable control of the demisemiquaver tremolos and responds well to the rapid ebb and flow of the music’s emotions. … Kocsis’s performance [of the “Feierlicher Marsch” from Parsifal] is excellent. The digital recording is at once lifelike and unobtrusive.” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4807401

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Sommernachtskonzert 2013 / Summer Night Concert 2013

Sommernachtskonzert 2013 / Summer Night Concert 2013


Strauss, J, II:

Wiener Blut Waltz, Op. 354

Traditional Encore of the Summer Night Concert

Verdi:

Gloria all'Egitto (from Aida)

La mia letizia infondere (from I Lombardi)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Otello: Dances

Luisa Miller Overture

La forza del destino Overture

Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

In fernem Land (from Lohengrin)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries


The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is an annual open-air event that takes place in the park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna with the palace as a magnificent backdrop.

Everyone is invited to come to this unique occasion – with free admission.

Each year up to 100,000 people take up the invitation. The concert is also broadcast on TV and radio in more than 60 countries, and thus reaches an audience of millions.

Classical music at the very highest level, but without barriers, accessible to everyone.

In 2013 Lorin Maazel will conduct the Summer Night Concert for the first time.

Swiss tenor Michael Schade joins the orchestra as guest-soloist.

With this year’s program the orchestra celebrates Wagner and Verdi in honor of their anniversaries.

Since 2008 the Vienna Philharmonic has provided an outstanding experience for the people of Vienna and guests to their city with this free concert in the park of Schönbrunn Palace. The palace and its Baroque park, which have UNESCO World Heritage status, are an extraordinary setting for this musical gift.

In the recent years the orchestra has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Barenboim and Georges Prêtre.

Among the previous guest soloists: Yefim Bronfman and Benjamin Schmid.

This year the concert takes place on May 30.

For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world’s most esteemed and sought-after conductors.

Sony - 88883712052

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Maazel conducts Wagner

Maazel conducts Wagner


Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Lohengrin: Act 1

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Waltraud Meier (mezzo)


RCA - 09026631432

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Götterdämmerung

Götterdämmerung

Alfred Pringsheim's Transcriptions from Wagner's Most Famous Operas for Two Pianists


Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death

Tannhäuser: Venusberg Music (bacchanale)

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)


Tal & Groethuysen Duo

As part of the Wagner 200th birth date celebrations, Israeli/German piano duo Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen release "Goetterdaemmerung - Transcriptions for two pianists from Wagner’ most famous operas" on Sony Classical.

“The most impressive aspects of these transcriptions is Pringsheim's intuitive grasp of the potential of the two-piano medium and his avoidance of any amateurish over-writing...The intensity of focus and unflagging momentum Tal and Groethuysen bring to this complex score is impressive...a thoroughly enjoyable contribution to the Wagner bicentennial offerings.” International Record Review, May 2013

“Behn truly shines when orchestral textures are massive and thick...Tal and Groethuysen achieve remarkable synchronicity in the way they interweave the vocal lines and elaborate multi-motif orchestral frameworks in perfect perspective” Gramophone Magazine, July 2013

“Arrangements by Debussy, Dukas and Reger [and Pringsheim]...have delicacy and colour in the hands of this superb duo.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 *****

Sony - 88765441592

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Wagner - Orchestral Favourites from the operas

Wagner - Orchestral Favourites from the operas


Wagner:

Parsifal: Prelude

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Alto - ALC1065

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$6.25

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