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Wagner Gala / Kaufmann, Thielemann, Dresden

Wagner / Thielemann / Staatskapelle Dresden
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 714908  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 1 
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THE WAGNER GALA

In memory of the great Richard Wagner and mindful of their own Wagner tradition, the Staatskapelle Dresden staged this glittering gala concert in the Semperoper on the eve of Richard Wagner’s bicentenary. They were directed by their principal conductor Christian Thielemann, indisputably one of the great Wagner conductors of our time, and he was joined by the hottest young heroic tenor of recent years, Jonas Kaufmann. The programme features the overtures to the Wagner operas written and premiered in Dresden – 1842 Rienzi, 1843 The Flying Dutchman and 1845 Tannhäuser – as well as great tenor scenes from Rienzi,
Read more Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. “Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann was celebrated with bravos and tumultuous applause – as were the musicians and Thielemann.” (Focus)

Richard Wagner:
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
A Faust Overture
Rienzi (excerpts)
Lohengrin (excerpts)
Tannhäuser (excerpts)

Hans Werner Henze: Fraternité

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Dresden Staatskapelle
Christian Thielemann, conductor

Recorded live at the Semperoper, Dresden, 21 May 2013

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2. 0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
Running time: 117 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1. Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
2. Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
3. Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4. Faust Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1844; Germany 
5. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
6. Tannhäuser: Inbrunst im Herzen "Rome Narrative" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
7. Rienzi: Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
8. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
9. Tannhäuser: Freudig begrüssen "Entrance of the Guests" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 

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