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Waldbuhne Concert - A Romantic Opera Night

Wagner / Heppner / Bpo / Levine
Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4533  
Composer:  Richard StraussRichard WagnerPaul Lincke
Performer:  Ben Heppner
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Conducted by the celebrated James Levine, the 1999 Waldbühne concert for the Berlin Philharmonic features music by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner.

The orchestra is joined by the accomplished Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, who is renowned for his electrifying Wagner performances. The program includes Strauss' waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier and Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, adding real drama to this spectacular open-air event.

Based on the amphitheater in the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus, and nestled in a natural valley, the Waldbuhne theater seats 22,000 in leafy comfort and remains one of Berlin's favorite open air concert venues, with magnificent views of the stage. World class conductors lead the Berlin
Read more Philharmonic in evening concerts of popular Italian, French, Russian and American favorites.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 116 minutes
Format: NTSC, 4.3 Full Screen, Dolby 2.0
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

1.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
2.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 3, Heimliche Aufforderung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
3.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
4.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
5.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
6.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Di rigori armato il seno by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
7.
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; Germany 
8.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Waltz sequences by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
9.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
10.
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
11.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
12.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
13.
Berliner Luft by Paul Lincke
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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