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Wagner: Overtures / Edo De Waart, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 432199  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 44 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This—not very generous—digital record includes an attractive rarity. Die Feen was the 20year-old Wagner's first completed opera. It is cast melodically in the same vein as Rienzi, although it is less rumbustious, and the tunes are certainly agreeable. It receives, like the rest of the programme, a warmly sympathetic performance, lacking something in individuality. The playing of the Concertgebouw Orchestra always gives pleasure, though perhaps here it seems almost too cultured for Der fliegende Hollander which needs to sound a bit more gutsy. Again, in Tannhauser the adrenelin does not run too freely, but better this approach than Solti's hard driving. The digital sound is very truthful and the richly resonant, somewhat bass-heavy balance Read more is just how I remember the accoustic of the Concertgebouw at a live concert. In these days when we expect recordings to have a bright detailed treble response the Philips engineers must wonder quite how to deal with the ambient effect of this famous concert hall, which can lend its bloom to create the richest string and brass textures but does not bring a cutting edge to the upper range.

-- Gramophone [5/1982]
reviewing the original LP release
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Works on This Recording

1. Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
2. Die Feen: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Germany 
3. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 

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