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Essential Wagner

Essential Wagner / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 88597   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  James MorrisMarjana LipovsekPeter HaageSiegfried Jerusalem,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Adrian BoultMariss JansonsBernard HaitinkHerbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These 2CD budget price sets, drawn from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics, present the best-loved and most popular works by the great composers, performed by the world’s leading artists. The operas of Richard Wagner have never been more popular than they are today, and performances of his Ring cycle continue to fill opera houses all over the world. This collection begins with familiar items from Wagner’s early operas Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin and then goes on to extracts from all four Ring operas. These are followed by the Overture and Prize Song from Wagner’s deeply human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and the set concludes with the Love Duet and the Liebestod from his tragic masterpiece Read more Tristan und Isolde. Artists include singers Hildegard Behrens, Helga Dernesch, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Reiner Goldberg, Ben Heppner, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris, Jessye Norman, Cheryl Studer and Jon Vickers, and conductors Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Klaus Tennstedt. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der fliegende Holländer: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
2.
Tannhäuser: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
3.
Lohengrin: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4.
Das Rheingold: Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge by Richard Wagner
Performer:  James Morris (Bass Baritone), Marjana Lipovsek ()
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5.
Die Walküre: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
6.
Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Peter Haage (), Siegfried Jerusalem ()
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
9.
Tristan und Isolde: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 

Sound Samples

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
Summ' und brumm', du gutes Rädchen (Der fliegende Holländer: Spinnerinnen-Chor, 2.Akt) (1990 Remaster)
Der fliegende Holländer: Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff (Senta's Ballad) (Act II)
Steuermann, laß die Wacht (Der fliegende Holländer: Matrosenchor, 3.Akt) (1990 Remaster)
Tannhäuser: Overture
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle, grüss' ich wieder (Elisabeth's Greeting) (Act II)
Tannhäuser · Romantische Oper in 3 Akten (Dresdner Fassung), Dritter Akt (Tal vor der Wartburg): Wie Todesahnung - Oh du mein holder Abendstern (Wolfram)
Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat (Tannhäuser: Pilgerchor, 3.Akt) (1990 Remaster)
Lohengrin (1989 Digital Remaster): Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream)
Lohengrin - Acte II : Entweihte Gotter (Remasterisé En 2003)
Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
Treulich geführt (Lohengrin: Brautchor, 3.Akt) (1990 Remaster)
Lohengrin (2000 Digital Remaster): In fernem Land (Act 3)
Prologue: Das Rheingold, Scene IV: Abendlich strahlt die Sonne (Wotan/Fricke)
First Day: Die Walkure, Act 1: Winderstrürme wichen dem Wonnemond (Siegmund
First Day: Die Walkure, Act 1: Du bist der Lenz (Sieglinde)
First Day: Die Walkure, Act 1: Oh süsseste Wonne!
First Day: Die Walkure, Act 1: Siegmund heiss ich (Siegmund/Sieglinde)
Die Walküre: Walkürenritt (The Ride of the Valkyries) (Act III)
Siegfried, Act 1: Nothung! Nothung! neidliches Schwert! (Siegfried/Mime)
Götterdämmerung (1975 Digital Remaster): Siegfried's funeral march
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1989 Digital Remaster): Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DRITTER AKT/ACT 3/TROISIEME SCENE, Fünfte Szene/Scene 5/Cinquième Scène: "Morgenlich leuchtend in rosigem Schein" (Walther/Volk/Die Meister/Sachs/Pogner/Eva)
Tristan und Isolde (1988 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: O sink hernieder
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise (Liebestod)

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