Wagner: Rienzi Overture

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Live Concert from the Semper Opera Dresden

Live Concert from the Semper Opera Dresden


Strauss, R:

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Vivaldi:

Concerto 'per l'orchestra di Dresda' RV577

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Weber:

Jubel-Ouvertüre, J245 (Op. 59)


Date of Recording: 22 September 1998

This recording of the colossal festival concert celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden at the Semper Opera House is accompanied by a wealth of historical detail. The pieces in the selection were all played for the first time by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. We see masterpieces of western music, performed under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli. Heading the lineup are the “Alpensinfonie” by Richard Strauss, the overture from Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi” and Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto di Dresda.”

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9 NTSC Running

Time: 91 mins

FSK: 0

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Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 102321

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Wagner: Overtures and Preludes

Wagner: Overtures and Preludes


Wagner:

Die Feen: Overture

Christoph Columbus: Overture

Rienzi Overture

Das Liebesverbot Overture

Faust Overture, WWV59

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3


On this disc we bring together some of the highlights from Neeme Järvi’s five-volume Wagner series with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. As an added bonus, we have included the Overture to Der fliegende Holländer, a piece not before released.

Among Wagner’s most revolutionary scores is the tragic-romantic opera Tristan und Isolde. The key themes of anticipation, longing, rapture, separation, hope, death, and transfiguration are suggested already in the famous Prelude to the opera, recorded here.

The Overture to Rienzi, Wagner’s third completed opera (1838 – 40), incorporates the melody of Rienzi’s prayer at the start of Act V, which since became the opera’s best-known aria, and ends with a dazzling military march. Die Feen was the composer’s first great romantic, although less well-known, opera. The overall style of the work, based on La donna serpente by Carlo Gozzi, owes its essentials to Beethoven, Marschner, and Weber.

Wagner based Das Liebesverbot on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. It is perhaps the most Mediterranean-sounding of his operas, something especially apparent in the brimming vitality of the Overture with its sparkling contributions of castanets, triangle, and tambourine. ‘Rollicking good fun’ wrote American Record Guide of this piece.

Also enriching the disc are the Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, and the seldom performed and recorded, Weber-inspired Overture which Wagner wrote in 1835 for the play Columbus by Theodor Apel. Eine Faust-Ouvertüre followed in 1840. Taking its inspiration from Goethe’s famous play, this work, together with Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, became the main example of nineteenth-century programme music.

“Jarvi’s interpretations are wonderfully supple.” Sunday Times, 1st September 2013

“an excellent programme in its own right, hard to better, even though, surprisingly, Jarvi in his long career has conducted little or no theatrical Wagner. He tends to favour measured tempos, but these are illuminated by the fine playing of the RNSO, gleaming richly in the spacious grandeur of SACD sound.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2013 ****

“ Järvi is a master of this repertoire and he continually conjures splendid playing from his Scottish orchestra.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2013

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Chandos - CHSA5126

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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

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Wagner: Orchestral Music

Wagner: Orchestral Music


Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Parsifal: Good Friday Music

Rienzi Overture


Sony Classical Masters - 88697724932

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Wagner - Overtures

Wagner - Overtures


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Tannhäuser: Venusberg Music (bacchanale)

Siegfried Idyll


Recorded at the Sofiensaal, Vienna, October 1961 & November 1965

Decca - Originals - 4758502

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Wagner: Overtures & Preludes

Wagner: Overtures & Preludes


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Faust Overture, WWV59

Die Feen: Overture

Kinderkatechismus

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Symphony in C major

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


A stunning Wagner collection including all the major overtures and preludes (including the very rare and very beautiful Die Feen [The Fairies]), this collection is noteworthy for other reasons. For a start, it brings together in a single collection the complete Decca Wagner recordings of Zubin Mehta and the complete Philips Wagner recordings of Edo de Waart. It also features two rarities - Wagner's early Symphony (with the San Francisco Symphony and Edo de Waart) and a tiny choral piece - Kinderkatechismus - an absolute Decca rarity and much sought-after by collectors.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4428283

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Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 35

Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 35


Liszt:

Orpheus, symphonic poem No. 4, S98

Schumann:

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Sinopoli:

Hommage à Constanzo Porta (2)

Tombeau d'Armor III for cello and orchestra

Lou Salomé: symphonic fragments

Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Weber:

Oberon Overture


Tombeau d'Armor III conducted by Sylvain Cambreling, Symphonic Fragment from ‘Lou Salomé’ conducted by Peter Ruzicka; all other works conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli.

“Instantly recognisable from the horn solos of the Oberon Overture, as softly piercing as dawn light, or the trumpet-call to launch Rienzi, the Staatskapelle is the hero of the set, not excluding the glinting, Bergian textures of the conductor’s own music…the set [deserves] its place at the end as a fully representative, lavishly documented tribute to Sinopoli’s gifts as both a creative and executive musician” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

“This fascinating Profil set honours the talents of the much admired Giuseppe Sinopoli who sadly died before his time.” MusicWeb International, 15th November 2016

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Profil Medien Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - PH07053

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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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Gala Night at the Opera

Gala Night at the Opera


Borodin:

Ni sna, ni otdikha izmuchennoi dushe (from Prince Igor)

Gounod:

Vous qui faîtes l'endormie (from Faust)

Mozart:

Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Verdi:

Ciel, mio padre! (from Aida)

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

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


This absolutely unique CD is a major contribution to the vast and wide-ranging discography of the late Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) in that it shows him in the rare guise of an operatic conductor. This recording comes from a complete concert he gave in Philadelphia in 1962, of major operatic excerpts sung by two of the greatest singers of the day - the magnificent Wagnerian soprano Birgit Nilsson and the wonderful American tenor George London.

Recorded in stereo, with the original announcements as broadcast, this exceptional disc is sure to gain the widest possible interest.

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Wagner: Preludes and Interludes

Wagner: Preludes and Interludes


Wagner:

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Tannhäuser: Overture

Rienzi Overture

Das Liebesverbot Overture

Die Feen: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1


The overtures and preludes by Richard Wagner not only are masterly composed openings to his dramatic works – as independent pieces they are also among the most popular compositions of the 19th century. For the first studio record of the new label Philharmonia Records general music director of the Opernhaus Zürich and the Philharmonia Zürich Fabio Luisi made his personal selection: it leads from the early overtures to Die Feen and Das Liebesverbot, in which Wagner still was oriented towards paragons such as Berlioz or Meyerbeer, through masterpieces as the preludes to Lohengrin and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the famous «Walkürenritt» up to the mystically transfigured prelude from Parsifal. The record offers a cross section through Richard Wagner’s orchestral work and presents one of the most distinguished European opera orchestras – the Philharmonia Zürich.

Accentus Music - philharmonia • rec - CDPHR0102

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