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Sommernachtskonzert 2013 / Lorin Maazel, Wiener Philharmoniker

Wiener Philharmoniker
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 371205   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiRichard WagnerJohann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Michael Schade
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical is proud to release the Summer Night Concert 2013 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel, featuring the music of Verdi and Wagner in celebration of their bicentennial anniversaries. This annual open-air event has been held since 2008 on the park grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria and airs nationwide on PBS’s Great Performances. Recorded live on May 30, the program consists of beloved works by Verdi including the Triumphal March from Aida, “La mia letizia infondere” aria from I Lombardi, dances from Otello and the overtures from Luisa Miller and Forza del Destino. These pieces alternate with selections from Wagner’s best known works including the Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Read more Nürnberg, the Story of the Holy Grail from Lohengrin and the popular favorite “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre.

This year’s Summer Night Concert was conducted by the legendary Lorin Maazel who has a long-standing association with the Vienna Philharmonic having conducted their celebrated New Year’s Eve Concert eleven times. They are joined by Michael Schade, an outstanding tenor who has performed with legendary opera companies around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Paris Opera and the Salzburg Festival. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Michael Schade (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
2.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Michael Schade (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
3.
Eljen a Magyar, Op. 332 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Otello: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
5.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
6.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
7.
Luisa Miller: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
8.
La battaglia di Legnano: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
9.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
10.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
11.
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 

Sound Samples

Aida, Akt II: Triumphmarsch
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Akt I: Vorspiel
I Lombardi, Akt II: "La mia letizia infondere"
Otello, Akt III: Ballett
Tristan und Isolde, Akt I: Vorspiel
Tristan und Isolde, Akt III: Liebestod
Luisa Miller, Akt I: Ouvertüre
Lohengrin, Akt III: "In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten"
La forza del destino, Akt I: Ouvertüre
Die Walküre, Akt III: Vorspiel
Éljen a Magyar! Polka schnell, Op. 332

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