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Great Wagner Conductors [4-CD Set]


Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001826202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans KnappertsbuschWilhelm FurtwänglerEugen JochumVictor De Sabata,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Early recordings of favorite Wagner orchestral selections still possess a special mystique. Five conducting giants, all born within 20 years of Wagner's death and all of whom made notable appearances at the Bayreuth Festival, are represented in this 4-CD collection. Especially notable is the comparison between Hans Knappertsbusch's youthful exuberance for Polydor in 1927-28 and his final moving studio documents (on the Westminster label, in stereo) of 1962. Also featured: Furtwa?ngler, de Sabata, Elmendorff and Jochum. Early recordings of favorite Wagner orchestral selections still possess a special mystique. Five conducting giants, all born within 20 years of Wagner's death and all of whom made notable appearances at the Bayreuth Festival, are represented in this 4-CD collection. Especially notable is the comparison between Hans Knappertsbusch's youthful exuberance for Polydor in 1927-28 and his final moving studio documents (on the Westminster label, in stereo) of 1962. Also featured: Furtwa?ngler, de Sabata, Elmendorff and Jochum. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
2.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
3.
Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
4.
Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
5.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
6.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
7.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
8.
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
9.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
10.
Tannhäuser: Venusberg Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
11.
Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
12.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
13.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
14.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
15.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
16.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
17.
Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
18.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
19.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
20.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
21.
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
22.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
23.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
24.
Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
25.
Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
26.
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
27.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
28.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
29.
Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
30.
Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
31.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Victor De Sabata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 

Sound Samples

Rienzi: Overture
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
Siegfried Idyll
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Tanz der Lehrbuben
Die Walküre / Dritter Aufzug: The Ride Of The Valkyries
Parsifal / Act 1: Verwandlungsmusik
Tannhäuser - Paris version / Act 1: Bacchanale
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I
Tannhäuser: Overture
Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I
Parsifal: Prelude

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