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Wagner - Arr. Henk De Vlieger: Parsifal - An Orchestral Quest / Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Wagner / Rsno / Jarvi
Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5077  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi / Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the second of four albums featuring the bold arrangements of Wagner by Henk de Vlieger. Of the first album, Classic FM magazine wrote ‘Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of The Ring.’

In Parsifal, an orchestral quest, commissioned by the Netherland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and dedicated to the musicians of this orchestra, Henk de Vlieger has compiled the musical and emotional highlights of Wagner’s opera, and whenever necessary he has stitched these into a new context. Thus De Vlieger retells
Read more the story of Parsifal with Wagner’s music. In order to do so he has kept the symmetry in the opera: 1. Vorspiel, 2 Parsifal, 3. Die Gralsritter I, 4. Die Blumennadchen, 5. Karfreitagszauber, 6. Die Gralsritter II, 7. Naschspiel.

This arrangement is coupled with Wagner’s arrangements of Overture and Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhauser and the concert version of Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.

Chandos releases this album is surround-sound hybrid SACD to maximise the audio quality of the performance.
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Works on This Recording

1. Parsifal: An Orchestral Quest (arr. Henk de Vlieger) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2. Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
3. Tannhäuser: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Notes: Vienna Edition of 1874 
4. Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Notes: Vienna Edition of 1874 

Sound Samples

Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): I. Vorspiel
Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): II. Parsifal
Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): III. Die Gralsritter I
Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): IV. Die Blumenmadchen
Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): V. Karfreitagszauber
Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): VI. Die Gralsritter II
Parsifal (arr. H. de Vlieger): VII. Nachspiel
Tannhauser: I. Overture
Tannhauser: II. Allegro
Tannhauser: III. Venusberg ballet scene
Lohengrin, Act III: Prelude

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent  September 21, 2012 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "I think that these WAGNER programs on Chandos (Super Audio CD’s) are superb productions, with committed playing by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and conducted by Neeme Jarvi. Henk de Vlieger’s arrangement of the orchestral synthesis of “Parsifal” is beautifully crafted with much good material. The additional works, Overture and Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhauser, and Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin are equally well played. The sound is excellent. I highly recommend this CD." Report Abuse
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