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Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts, Vol. 2 / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

Wagner / Seattle Sym / Schwarz / Marc
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572768   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Alessandra Marc
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Under the dual influences of Goethe and Berlioz, Wagner wrote A Faust Overture in Paris. Years later, in 1855, he returned to the work, revising it to create an even greater sense of drama and narrative conviction. In the excerpts from his romantic opera Lohengrin we hear the visionary Prelude to Act I and the Act III Prelude, which includes the well-known Wedding March. Elsa’s Dream is sung by the internationally acclaimed soprano, Alessandra Marc. The orchestral music from Parsifal contains some of the most transcendent music Wagner ever wrote. Under the dual influences of Goethe and Berlioz, Wagner wrote A Faust Overture in Paris. Years later, in 1855, he returned to the work, revising it to create an even greater sense of drama and narrative conviction. In the excerpts from his romantic opera Lohengrin we hear the visionary Prelude to Act I and the Act III Prelude, which includes the well-known Wedding March. Elsa’s Dream is sung by the internationally acclaimed soprano, Alessandra Marc. The orchestral music from Parsifal contains some of the most transcendent music Wagner ever wrote. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 11 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 14 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Parsifal: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Faust Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1844; Germany 
7.
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Alessandra Marc (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 

Sound Samples

A Faust Overture
Lohengrin: Act I: Prelude
Lohengrin: Act I: Einsam in truben Tagen hab' ich zu Gott gefleht
Lohengrin: Act III: Prelude - Wedding March
Parsifal: Act I: Prelude
Parsifal: Act III: Prelude
Parsifal: Act III: Good Friday Spell

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