Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Composers

Biography

Active: Bayreuth, Germany -
Richard Wagner's dream of a festival house for the performance of his music dramas took years to come to fruition. But when his vision was finally realized, the world's most-celebrated festival orchestra was also born. For the ceremonial laying of the theater's cornerstone on May 22, 1872, Wagner himself conducted a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, a tradition that is continued to this day by the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra each summer. Read more The members of the festival orchestra are chosen from among Europe's best musicians, with certain traditions holding sway for generations, such as the use of horn players from the Vienna Philharmonic. The orchestra members are positioned in the theater as Wagner insisted: in a cavernous room below the stage, completely invisible to the audience. The special acoustics of this configuration make each performance at Bayreuth a unique experience. Read less
Wagner: Parsifal / Sinopoli, Struckmann, Holle, Sotin, Elming, Bayreuther Festspiele [blu-ray]
Release Date: 05/27/2014   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 715804   Number of Discs: 1
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Richard Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition [12 DVDs]
Release Date: 09/25/2015   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 1194   Number of Discs: 12
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Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander / Selig, Merbeth, Muzek, Thielemann, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Release Date: 07/29/2014   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 1140   Number of Discs: 1
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Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander / Selig, Merbeth, Muzek, Thielemann, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra [blu-ray]
Release Date: 07/29/2014   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 7147   Number of Discs: 1
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Wagner: Tannhauser / Youn, Kerl, , Eiche, Kober, Bayreuth Festival [blu-ray]
Release Date: 07/31/2015   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 7171   Number of Discs: 2
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