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Wagner: Orchestral Music / Ormandy, Szell


Release Date: 04/16/1996 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 62403   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugene OrmandyGeorge Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraCleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Szell's Wagner collection, recorded in Severance Hall in 1965, remains one of his most impressive...To describe the Cleveland Orchestra as brilliant is inadequate, for the precision and beauty of tone clothe deeper understanding. The concert opens with Ormandy's physically thrilling account of the Tannhauser Overture. He also contributes an ebullient Lohengrin Act III Prelude."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/2004 Edition]
"Szell's Wagner collection, recorded in Severance Hall in 1965, remains one of his most impressive...To describe the Cleveland Orchestra as brilliant is inadequate, for the precision and beauty of tone clothe deeper understanding. The concert opens with Ormandy's physically thrilling account of the Tannhauser Overture. He also contributes an ebullient Lohengrin Act III Prelude."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/2004 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
2.
Tannhäuser: Festival March by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
3.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
5.
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
6.
Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
7.
Faust Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1844; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Wagner:and George SZell April 15, 2012 By Barbara H. (Lincolnshire, IL) See All My Reviews "George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra create magic with Wagner. I have owned this album on vinyl, tape and now CD. I highly recommend this album" Report Abuse
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