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My Wagner Album / Christian Thielemann


Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001884102  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Paul SchöfflerBrigitte FassbaenderThomas StewartDietrich Fischer-Dieskau,   ... 
Conductor:  Wilhelm FurtwänglerChristian ThielemannHans KnappertsbuschCarlos Kleiber,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In My Wagner Album Christian Thielemann – a passionate Wagnerite and celebrated Wagner conductor – has brought together some of his favourite recordings, from the masters of the past and present: Furtwangler, Knappertsbusch, Karajan, Kleiber and Boulez; he also offers two of his own Wagner recordings. The CD booklet includes a new article by Christine Lemke-Matwey, with whom he recently co-wrote Mein Leben mit Wagner (My Life with Wagner). In My Wagner Album Christian Thielemann – a passionate Wagnerite and celebrated Wagner conductor – has brought together some of his favourite recordings, from the masters of the past and present: Furtwangler, Knappertsbusch, Karajan, Kleiber and Boulez; he also offers two of his own Wagner recordings. The CD booklet includes a new article by Christine Lemke-Matwey, with whom he recently co-wrote Mein Leben mit Wagner (My Life with Wagner). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
2.
Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
3.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Paul Schöffler (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
4.
Tristan und Isolde: Einsam wachend...Habet Acht! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
5.
Parsifal: Ja, Wehe! Wehe! Weh' über mich! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Stewart (Baritone)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 
6.
Das Rheingold: Zur Burg führt die Brücke... by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Donald Grobe (Tenor), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor),
Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano), Helen Donath (Soprano), Anna Reynolds (Alto),
Edda Moser (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
9.
Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Stewart (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 17 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jess Thomas (Tenor), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Siegfried: Heil dir, Sonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Jess Thomas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde, heilige Braut (Siegfried's death) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helge Brilioth (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14.
Siegfried: Heil dir, Sonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Jess Thomas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
15.
Tristan und Isolde: Isolde! Tristan! Geliebter! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  René Kollo (Tenor), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
16.
Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
17.
Parsifal: Nur eine Waffe taugt by Richard Wagner
Performer:  James King (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
18.
Parsifal: Erlösung, Frevlerin, biet' ich auch dir by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
19.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 

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