Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

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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.

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Wagner: Opera Overtures & Preludes

Wagner: Opera Overtures & Preludes

Recorded Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 16-17 September 1959 and April 1959 STEREO


Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

Tannhäuser: Overture

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


These stereo recordings date from sessions on 16 and 17 September 1959 for Pye. (The Tannhäuser Overture was recorded at an earlier session in April 1959). The Meistersinger Overture and Act 3 Suite was popular with Barbirolli, having recorded it for HMV in 1944 and other Wagner works he recorded included the Lohengrin Preludes (HMV 1946, now released on SJB1004), the Rienzi Overture (HMV 1944). A unique opportunity to hear an all-Wagner concert from Barbirolli comes in a ‘live’ broadcast with the New York Philharmonic in November 1938 which includes the Siegfried Idyll, which he never recorded commercially (Barbirolli Society SJB1035).

Whatever qualms Wagner himself might have had about performing extracts from his operas in the concert hall, he was, as a professional musician, able to suppress them. They brought in revenue, of course, but this was not the main consideration; more important was that his work should be known and understood. He therefore sanctioned, even encouraged, the performance of excerpts from his operas, either with vocalists or, as in the present recording, in purely orchestral form.

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Wagner: Orchestral Music

Wagner: Orchestral Music


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

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 Idyll

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


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Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts Volume 3

Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts Volume 3


Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Introduction

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Einsam wachend...Habet acht! (from Tristan und Isolde)

Alessandra Marc (soprano)

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 3

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Alessandra Marc (soprano)


Themes of love and passion dominate these orchestral excerpts from Wagner’s music dramas. The legend of Tannhäuser contrasts the sensual allure of Venus with the ideals of courtly love and religious devotion. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg pits an inspired but rash young singer against the traditions of the old masters in a song competition, with a beautiful girl as the prize. Tristan und Isolde, based on one of the world’s great love stories, is considered Wagner’s most revolutionary work, seamlessly blending themes of love and death into a shattering apotheosis. Gerard Schwarz’s other selections of Wagner excerpts can be found on 8572767 and 8572768.

“Marc is an excellent singer, thankfully free of the gusty tone production which afflicts too many Wagnerian sopranos today. She sings with expressiveness, delicacy and a real feeling for the text” MusicWeb International, October 2012

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Reiner conducts Wagner

Reiner conducts Wagner


Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Tannhauser: Festmarsch


Sony Originals - 88697690522

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Barbirolli in New York

Barbirolli in New York

Recording of a concert in Carnegie Hall, New York on 20 November 1938


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Tannhäuser: Venusberg Music (bacchanale)

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Siegfried Idyll

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters


Although John Barbirolli made several commercial recordings during his seven years as conductor of the Philharmonic- Symphony Orchestra of New York (as the New York Philharmonic was then formally known), the Barbirolli Society offers us a unique oportunity with this issue of an off-the-air recording of a Wagner concert, performed in Carnegie Hall in November 1938. It comes as a valuable reminder of an important period of his career, one moreover which has come to be regarded, superficially and misleadingly, as a failure. The orchestra was immediately won over by Barbirolli’s personality and remained devoted to him. If these tough players – once known as ‘Murder Incorporated’ – had not liked him and respected his musicianship, it would have been impossible for the manager Arthur Judson, within five days of JB’s first concert, to have begun to mention a permanent appointment. On 7 December 1936, after five weeks’ work with the orchestra, the board offered him a three-year contract and this was renewed in 1940 for a further two years, by which time the war was a complicating factor. JB himself was overwhelmed and wrote to his future wife Evelyn Rothwell on 11 December 1936: ‘The orchestra played tonight as something I have dreamed of. . . The emotion of the orchestra at my appointment is something too touching for words. I can’t believe I am worthy of all this.’ The orchestra’s first horn player spoke of ‘the joy’ of making music with Barbirolli.

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Wagner: Orchestral Music from Operas

Wagner: Orchestral Music from Operas


Wagner:

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

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Gotterdammerung: Dawn, Siegfried's Rhine Journey & Funeral March

Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Gyorgy Lehel, Yuri Ahronovitch, Vassil Kazandjiev

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Wagner & Strauss

Wagner & Strauss


Strauss, R:

Metamorphosen

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Tannhäuser: 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 Idyll

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Die Walküre: Act 1

Helga Dernesch (Sieglinde), William Cochran (Siegmund), Hans Sotin (Hunding)

Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (from Die Walküre)

Norman Bailey (baritone)

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)

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

Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


This collection sees Otto Klemperer lead the Philharmonia and New Philharmonia orchestras in compelling performances of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss. The set features highlights from each of Wagner’s most acclaimed operas, as well as Strauss’s Don Juan and a 1962 account of Tod und Verklärung that was hailed as one of Klemperer’s finest late recordings.

Ambivalent is the word which best describes Klemperer’s feelings about Germany’s two great musical Richards, Wagner and Strauss. During his early years as an opera conductor in Germany, Klemperer conducted a modicum of Strauss and a good deal of Wagner, though from the outset it was clear that he was never going to be an unthinking fan of either. The music of both composers did, nonetheless, cast its spell. Recording Act 1 of Wagner’s Die Walküre in London in 1969 was, he said, like meeting a woman he had loved 40 years ago and discovering that she was much as she had always been. He went on: ‘I find the music thrilling. Thrilling! One can say this or that about Wagner, but no one else could have written that music. No one! It’s as stupid to underestimate Wagner as it is to overestimate him. He doesn’t need either’.

Klemperer’s attitude to the operas of Richard Strauss was no less mixed. He thrilled to Salome, which even as an old man he considered to be one of the twentieth century’s most original scores, revered Elektra, and took great delight in Ariadne auf Naxos. On the other hand, he found too much ‘sugar-water’ in Der Rosenkavalier and was baffled by Die Frau ohne Schatten of which he conducted a handful of performances in Cologne in 1919.

The Strauss work which had first impressed Klemperer – he was 15 at the time – was Tod und Verklärung. What struck the young enthusiast was the quality of the orchestration and the remorselessness of the build-up of the thematic material, qualities Klemperer would later bring to his own reading of a work which does indeed advance implacably towards its sought-for goal: the soul’s transfiguration as memories of childhood visions and unattained artistic ideals grandly mingle.

Knowing the man as he did, Klemperer experienced few difficulties in coming to terms with Strauss’s equivocations during the Nazi era. As the Second World War drew towards its close Strauss began working on Metamorphosen, a threnody for 23 solo strings born of the trauma of wartime cultural loss: the Goethe house destroyed, Dresden, Munich, Weimar all in ruins. ‘Basically quite nice’ was Klemperer’s laconic

comment on the piece, yet no one was more eager to conduct it, an ambition he realised in Budapest in March 1948. Klemperer’s coupling of Metamorphosen with Tod und Verklärung on an LP first released in 1962 was widely welcomed as one of the finest of all his late recordings.

“this set proved to be a most enjoyable listening experience, both in the recordings which I remembered from their original LP issues and those I had not previously encountered. The re-mastering has plenty of body and faithfully reproduces the sound of the original sessions and Klemperer’s approach to the music.” MusicWeb International, 20th June 2013

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Cyprien Katsaris: The Sony Recordings

Cyprien Katsaris: The Sony Recordings


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto in C major (after Vivaldi), BWV976

Keyboard Concerto in F major (after Vivaldi), BWV978

Keyboard Concerto in G major (after Vivaldi), BWV973

Keyboard Concerto in G major (after Vivaldi), BWV980

Keyboard Concerto in G minor (after Vivaldi), BWV975

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Keyboard Concerto in C major (after Vivaldi), BWV 977

Keyboard Concerto in D major (after Vivaldi), BWV972

Toccata in G major, BWV916

Beethoven:

Variations (12) for piano & violin in F major on Mozart's 'Se vuol'ballare', WoO 40

Bizet:

La ci darem la mano (after Mozart's 'Don Giovanni')

Chopin:

Albumblatt in E major

Allegretto in F sharp major

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Bolero, Op. 19

Two Bourrees B160B

Cantabile in B Flat Major (Andantino)

Contredanse in G flat major, KKAnh.Ia/4

Écossaises (3), Op. 72 No. 3

Fugue in A minor

Galop in A flat major 'Marquis', WN 59

Largo in E flat major, BI 109

Marche Funebre, Op. 72 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Wiosna (Spring), Op. 74 No. 2

Polonaises Nos. 1-9

Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)

Prelude Op. posth. in A flat major (No. 26)

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Czerny:

Fantaisie brillante on themes from the opera The Marriage of Figaro, Op. 493

Katsaris:

In memoriam Mozart

Mozartiana

Kempff:

Pastoral variée (after Mozart KAnh287)

Liszt:

Ave verum corpus, S44

Rubinstein, J:

Siegmund und Sieglinde (nach Richard Wagner)

Thalberg:

Fantasia and variations on Mozart's Serenade and Minuet from Don Giovanni, Op. 42

Lacrimosa tiré du Requiem de Mozart

Wagner:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

arr. Joachim Raff

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

arr. Joachim Raff

Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

arr. Louis Brassin

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

arr. Louis Brassin

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)

arr. Heinrich Rupp

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

arr. Ferruccio Busoni

Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwänen (Arrival among the black swans)

arr. Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser: Overture

arr. Richard Wagner

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

trans. Wagner/von Bülow


Another exceptional, but utterly contrasting keyboard artist is the French virtuoso Cyprien Katsaris. The authoritative Piano magazine has called him “one of the greatest and most charismatic musicians of his time”. This new 7-CD release of Katsaris’s Sony Classical recordings from the early 1990s ranges from Bach concertos and Beethoven variations to transcriptions of Wagner and Mozart operas, played “with such graceful fluency, it’s easy to take his skill for granted” (BBC Music Magazine). But the main focus is on Chopin: “thrilling” Polonaises (Penguin Guide), “challenging and thought-provoking readings” (Penguin Guide) of all three Sonatas, and performances of the complete Préludes that “benefit from this pianist’s sharp attention to detail and character” (ClassicsToday).

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Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux

Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux


Alfano:

Aria from Resurrection

Beethoven:

Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43: Adagio

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: first movement

cadenza by Clara Schumann

Solomon

Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Trojans Prelude

L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - excerpts

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 (excerpts)

Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 (excerpts)

Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21

Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian March

Brahms:

Waltzes (16), Op. 39, extracts

(arr. Hertz)

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 (extract)

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102: I. Allegro

Naoum & Boris Blinder

Chadwick:

Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee

Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Falla:

The Three Cornered Hat - suites Nos. 1 & 2

Franck, C:

Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21

(arr. Pierné)

Rédemption ­ Symphonic Interlude (excerpt)

Psyche Suite (extracts)

Symphony in D minor

Glazunov:

Scènes de ballet, Op. 52

Gluck:

Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture

Gretry:

Céphale et Procris - Suite

Haydn:

Symphony No. 8 in G major 'Le Soir'

Liszt:

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Massenet:

Phèdre: Overture

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'

Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95

Messiaen:

L'Ascension (Quatre meditations pour l'orchestre)

Mozart:

Don Giovanni, K527: Overture

Die Zauberflöte, K620: Overture

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384: Overture

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Piano Concerto in A major (excerpt)

W. Kapell (piano)

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Nicolai, C O:

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor overture

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Respighi:

Fountains of Rome

Rimsky Korsakov:

Christmas Eve Suite

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Rossini:

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

Schubert:

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

Lili Kraus

Schumann:

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Sibelius:

Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49

Sousa:

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 : Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allergo con spirito

Cherkassky

Thomas, Ambroise:

Mignon Overture

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Leb wohl...Loge, hör! 'Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music' (from Die Walküre)

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Walton:

Façade - Ballet Suite

Weber:

Euryanthe Overture


The Standard Symphony Orchestra (San Francisco), Pierre Monteux

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