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Wagner: Orchestral Music From "the Ring" / Tennstedt, Et Al


Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74762   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the GRAMOPHONE review of the original release:
"Klaus Tennstedt is as passionate and expressive as one could wish—and the engineering aspects reach spectacular heights in the climaxes. The CD version takes everything that the brass and percussion can throw at us cleanly, and yet the quietest murmurings remain beautifully audible against a silent CD background."
From the GRAMOPHONE review of the original release:
"Klaus Tennstedt is as passionate and expressive as one could wish—and the engineering aspects reach spectacular heights in the climaxes. The CD version takes everything that the brass and percussion can throw at us cleanly, and yet the quietest murmurings remain beautifully audible against a silent CD background." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 27 Secs. 
2. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3. Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Siegfried's Funeral Music" from Götterdammerung. 
5. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Siegfried's Death" from Götterdammerung. 
6. Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
7. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980-83 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Tannhauser: Overture
Die Walküre: Walkürenritt (The Ride of the Valkyries) (Act III)
Götterdämmerung: Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt (Siegfried's Rhine Journey), Vorspiel
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music

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