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Bruno Walter Edition - Wagner: Orchestral Music


Release Date: 01/24/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64456   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Having already enjoyed substantial reissue programmes devoted to Furtwangler, Klemperer and Toscanini, I was delighted to receive the initial instalment of Sony Classical's admirable "Bruno Walter: The Edition", doubly so in view of its superb presentation, exceptional technical quality (the best of Walter's stereo recordings were always remarkably lifelike) and its rich trawl of topdrawer repertory. This particular feast includes two violin concertos: the Beethoven with Szigeti, and the Mendelssohn with Milstein [ Sony 64459]-interpretatively worlds apart but instructive in that Walter's accompaniments reflect (and respect) the very Read more different styles of his two soloists. Then there is a two-CD Wagner compilation that gathers together all the stereo Columbia Symphony material and adds a 45-minute Siegfried Idyll rehearsal, and a magnificent run of Mahler: the NYPO Dos Lied von der Erde (with Ernst Haefliger and Mildred Miller—and in my view one of the most profoundly inspired ever made, certainly in terms of the conducting and orchestral playing [ Sony 64455]), the NYPO Fourth and Fifth Symphonies (from 1945 and 1947, respectively), the Lieder und Gesfinge aus der Jugendzeit (with Desi Halban and Walter at the piano) and the stereo Mahler recordings—the First, Second and Ninth Symphonies (the latter appended with "A Talking Portrait" and "A Working Portrait"), and the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Mildred Miller.

-- Robert Cowan, Gramophone [2/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1. Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
Notes: This selection includes a rehearsal of the piece. 
2. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
3. Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4. Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
5. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
6. Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
7. Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 

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