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Wagner: Preludes and Interludes / Luisi, Philharmonia Zurich


Release Date: 02/24/2015 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Zurich Opera Orchestra recently re-branded itself as the Zurich Philharmonia. Along with its relaunch it launched its own CD label. With an energized, undistracted Fabio Luisi at the helm, this is paying big dividends in this CD of popular Wagner overtures. The sensual, calm flow of the Rienzi Overture is exemplary for his Wagner: Luisi unfolds the music with a resting, slow magnificence before rolling out the full brunt of this powerful overture. The whole two-CD album continues in this vein. Indeed, this is now my favorite disc of orchestral Wagner!

– Forbes (Jens F. Laurson)
The Zurich Opera Orchestra recently re-branded itself as the Zurich Philharmonia. Along with its relaunch it launched its own CD label. With an energized, undistracted Fabio Luisi at the helm, this is paying big dividends in this CD of popular Wagner overtures. The sensual, calm flow of the Rienzi Overture is exemplary for his Wagner: Luisi unfolds the music with a resting, slow magnificence before rolling out the full brunt of this powerful overture. The whole two-CD album continues in this vein. Indeed, this is now my favorite disc of orchestral Wagner!

– Forbes (Jens F. Laurson) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
2.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
3.
Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
4.
Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
5.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
6.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
7.
Die Feen: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Germany 
8.
Das Liebesverbot: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
9.
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
10.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
11.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
12.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zürich
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 

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 Poor packagingt. August 3, 2016 By Robert Hill (Charlestown, MA) See All My Reviews "The packaging was flimsy and one of the discs fell out while I was opening the sleeve. It was so badly scratched the the entire first side of the first disc is unplayable. What I was able to hear of the performances was very good, and the music selections good as well." Report Abuse
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