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Wagner Without Words / George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra


Release Date: 07/01/1991 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 46286   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5. Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 12 Minutes 0 Secs. 
6. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 14 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes the orchestral music from Siegfried's death scene. 
7. Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 16 Minutes 52 Secs. 
8. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla from "Das Rheingold"
The Ride Of The Valkyries from "Die Walkure"
Magic Fire Music from "Die Walkure"
Forest Murmurs from "Siegfried"
Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey from "Gotterdammerung"
Siegfried's Funeral Music and Final Scene from "Gotterdammerung"
Prelude and Love-Death from "Tristan And Isolde"
Prelude to Act I from "Die Meistersinger"

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