Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Richard Wagner

Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Richard Wagner

     
 

Released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth, this double-CD compilation from Melodiya brings together historic recordings that were made between 1958 and 1991. Like other Wagner orchestral collections, this package offers the best-known preludes and interludes from the music dramas, so those who are familiar with the most popular pieces from …  See more details below

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Released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth, this double-CD compilation from Melodiya brings together historic recordings that were made between 1958 and 1991. Like other Wagner orchestral collections, this package offers the best-known preludes and interludes from the music dramas, so those who are familiar with the most popular pieces from "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and the other operas will recognize almost everything here. Yet even though some of these recordings date back to the analog era, and the rest are early digital, the reproduction is generally rich and clear, and in most cases the audio compares favorably to comparable recordings from the same period. (Only the background sounds and accidents of live performance make the "Faust Overture," the Funeral March from "Götterdämmerung," and the Prelude to Act III from "Lohengrin" a little less desirable than the other selections.) Fans of Russian conductors may be curious to find how they interpreted Wagner, and representative examples of performances by Andrey Chistiakov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Evgeny Svetlanov, Yevgeny Mravinsky, David Oistrakh, and Alexander Dmitriev show that there is no nationalistic barrier to understanding these masterworks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/2013
Label:
Melodiya
UPC:
4600317120956
catalogNumber:
1002095

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Tracks

  1. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111  - Richard Wagner  - Andrey Chistiakov  -  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
  2. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Prelude / Isolde's Death  - Evgeny Svetlanov  - Richard Wagner  -  USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
  3. Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, for orchestra  - Richard Wagner  -  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra  - Yevgeny Mravinsky
  4. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d: Siegfried's Rhine Journey  - Richard Wagner  - Alexander Dmitriev  -  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
  5. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act 3. Entr'acte  - Richard Wagner  - David Oistrakh  -  Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic Society
  6. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Overture  - Richard Wagner  - Andrey Chistiakov  -  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
  7. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d: Funeral March  - Richard Wagner  -  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra  - Yevgeny Mravinsky
  8. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c: Forest Murmurs  - Evgeny Svetlanov  - Richard Wagner  -  USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
  9. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries  - Richard Wagner  -  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra  - Yevgeny Mravinsky
  10. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Overture  - Evgeny Svetlanov  - Richard Wagner  -  USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
  11. Overture to Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), for orchestra  - Richard Wagner  - Andrey Chistiakov  -  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
  12. A Faust Overture, for orchestra in D minor, WWV 59  - Richard Wagner  - Gennady Rozhdestvensky  -  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
  13. Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen, opera, WWV 49: Overture  - Richard Wagner  - Andrey Chistiakov  -  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra

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