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The Essential Wagner


Release Date: 11/06/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 973399   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried JerusalemPeter HaageNicolai GeddaReiner Goldberg,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert HegerSir Adrian BoultKlaus TennstedtBernard Haitink,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera OrchestraBavarian State Opera ChorusNew Philharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set brings together some of Wagner's best loved and most iconic music. Featuring passionate opera scenes and arias, stirring choruses and orchestral favourites, the collection is a fitting tribute to a great composer whose pioneering musical style changed the course of the history of opera.

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 Hollander, Tannhauser and Lohengrin and hten goes on to extracts from all four Ring operas. These are followed by the Overture and Prize Song from Wagneer's deeply human comedy Die
Read more Meistersinger von Nurnberg, and the set concludes with the Love Duet and the Liebestod from his tragic masterpiece Tristan und Isolde.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
2.
Der fliegende Holländer: Summ und brumm, du gutes Rädchen by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
3.
Der fliegende Holländer: Steuermann! Lass die Wacht by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
4.
Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
5.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
6.
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
7.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
8.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
9.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
10.
Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Peter Haage (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
11.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinrich Bender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
12.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
13.
Die Walküre: Siegmund heiss' ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
14.
Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
15.
Das Rheingold: Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano), James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
16.
Die Walküre: O süsseste Wonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
17.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Bernd Wieikl (Baritone), Ben Heppner (Tenor), Kurt Moll (Bass)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
18.
Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
19.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
20.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
21.
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
22.
Lohengrin: Entweihte Götter! Helft jetzt meine Rache! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
23.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
24.
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 

Sound Samples

Der Fliegende Holländer (1989 - Remaster): 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 - Remaster): Prelude to Act I
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream)
Lohengrin - Act II : Entweihte gotter (Remasterisé en 2003)
Lohengrin: Prelude Act III
Treulich geführt (Lohengrin: Brautchor, 3.Akt) (1990 Remaster)
Lohengrin (2000 Digital Remaster): In fernem Land (Act III)
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, Act III: Walkürenritt (The Ride of the Valkyries)
Siegfried, Act 1: Nothung! Nothung! neidliches Schwert! (Siegfried/Mime)
Götterdämmerung (1989 - Remaster): Siegfried's funeral march
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1989 - Remaster): Overture
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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