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Essential Wagner

Essential Wagner / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Warner 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 

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