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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, WWV 96 / Weigle, Beyreuth Festival


Release Date: 05/25/2018 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 9031  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Artur KornFranz HawlataKlaus Florian VogtMichael Volle,   ... 
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
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Ostensibly Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tells a humorous tale about artistically inclined craftsmen. Goldsmith Veit Pogner promises his daughter Eva's hand in marriage to the winner of a song contest, to which three men are potentially eligible. But upon closer inspection, what is at first glance a harmless farce in a middle-class setting emerges as a profound social analysis. Wagner uses his protagonists to show how a community deals with tradition and those who break with it and just how much innovation and deviation from the norm it can tolerate - as well as to examine what value society places, and should place, on art. Ostensibly Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tells a humorous tale about artistically inclined craftsmen. Goldsmith Veit Pogner promises his daughter Eva's hand in marriage to the winner of a song contest, to which three men are potentially eligible. But upon closer inspection, what is at first glance a harmless farce in a middle-class setting emerges as a profound social analysis. Wagner uses his protagonists to show how a community deals with tradition and those who break with it and just how much innovation and deviation from the norm it can tolerate - as well as to examine what value society places, and should place, on art. Read less

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Artur Korn (Bass), Franz Hawlata (Bass), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor),
Michael Volle (Baritone), Norbert Ernst (Tenor), Michaela Kaune (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 

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