Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

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Active: Bayreuth, Germany -
Richard Wagner's dream of a festival house for the performance of his music dramas took years to come to fruition. But when his vision was finally realized, the world's most-celebrated festival orchestra was also born. For the ceremonial laying of the theater's cornerstone on May 22, 1872, Wagner himself conducted a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, a tradition that is continued to this day by the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra each summer. Read more The members of the festival orchestra are chosen from among Europe's best musicians, with certain traditions holding sway for generations, such as the use of horn players from the Vienna Philharmonic. The orchestra members are positioned in the theater as Wagner insisted: in a cavernous room below the stage, completely invisible to the audience. The special acoustics of this configuration make each performance at Bayreuth a unique experience. Read less
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Gould, Herlitzius, Thielemann, Bayreuther Festspiele
Release Date: 07/08/2016   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002503809   Number of Discs: 2
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Barenboim, Bayreuth [Blu-ray]
Release Date: 10/30/2012   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 4755   Number of Discs: 4
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    Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Gould, Herlitzius, Thielemann, Bayreuther Festspiele
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002503809 Release Date: 07/08/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Iain Paterson,  Georg Zeppenfeld,  Evelyn Herlitzius,  Stephen Gould
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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  • 2.
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Gould, Thielemann, Bayreuther Festspiele [Blu-ray]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002503759 Release Date: 07/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Stephen Gould,  Georg Zeppenfeld,  Evelyn Herlitzius,  Iain Paterson
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Richard Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition [12 DVDs]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1194 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Friedemann Röhlig,  Michaela Kaune,  Andreas Macco,  Edward Randall  ... 
    Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle,  Peter Schneider,  Christian Thielemann,  Andris Nelsons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 4.
    Richard Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition [8 Blu-rays]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7184 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Friedemann Röhlig,  Michaela Kaune,  Andreas Macco,  Edward Randall  ... 
    Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle,  Peter Schneider,  Christian Thielemann,  Andris Nelsons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
    Blu-ray Video: $128.99
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  • 5.
    Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth [Bayreuth 1953]
    Label: Pan Classics   Catalog: 10340 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Josef Greindl,  Hans Hotter,  Bruni Falcon,  Ludwig Weber  ... 
    Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 6.
    Wagner: Tannhauser / Youn, Kerl, , Eiche, Kober, Bayreuth Festival
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1177 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Kwangchul Youn,  Lothar Odinius,  Markus Eiche,  Thomas Jesatko  ... 
    Conductor:  Axel Kober
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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    Wagner: Tannhauser / Youn, Kerl, , Eiche, Kober, Bayreuth Festival [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7171 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Thomas Jesatko,  Markus Eiche,  Lothar Odinius,  Kwangchul Youn  ... 
    Conductor:  Axel Kober
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 8.
    Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (Bayreuth, 1961)
    Label: Andromeda   Catalog: 5167 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Anja Silja,  Josef Greindl,  Fritz Uhl,  Res Fischer  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 9.
    Richard Wagner: Gotterdammerung (Bayreuth 1958)
    Label: Walhall   Catalog: 249 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Josef Greindl,  Astrid Varnay,  Elisabeth Grümmer,  Wolfgang Windgassen  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 10.
    Wagner: Das Rheingold (Bayreuth 1958) / Knappertsbusch, Hotter, Grummer, Konya
    Label: Walhall   Catalog: 246 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Elisabeth Grümmer,  Hans Hotter,  Rita Gorr,  Frans Andersson  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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  • 11.
    Wagner: Siegried (Bayreuth, 1958)  / Knappersbusch, Varnay, Hotter, Windgassen
    Label: Walhall   Catalog: 248 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Gerhard Stolze,  Frans Andersson,  Astrid Varnay,  Hans Hotter  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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  • 12.
    The Originals - Legendary Recordings from DG
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002171502 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Pierre Fournier,  Walter Berry  ... 
    Conductor:  David Oistrakh,  Sir Eugene Goossens,  Franz Konwitschny,  Carlos Kleiber  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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  • 13.
    Wagner: Tannhauser  / Sawallisch, Windgassen, Fischer-dieskau, Bumbry
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 888143 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Wolfgang Windgassen,  Victoria de los Angeles,  Josef Greindl,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 14.
    Richard Wagner: Die Walkure / Knappertsbusch, Bayreuth
    Label: Walhall   Catalog: 247 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Astrid Varnay,  Hans Hotter,  Jon Vickers,  Leonie Rysanek  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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  • 15.
    Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander / Selig, Merbeth, Muzek, Thielemann, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1140 Release Date: 07/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Franz-Josef Selig,  Tomislav Muzek,  Ricarda Merbeth,  Christa Mayer  ... 
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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    Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander / Selig, Merbeth, Muzek, Thielemann, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7147 Release Date: 07/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Franz-Josef Selig,  Tomislav Muzek,  Ricarda Merbeth,  Christa Mayer  ... 
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 17.
    Wagner: Parsifal / Sinopoli, Struckmann, Holle, Sotin, Elming, Bayreuther Festspiele [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 715804 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Poul Elming,  Falk Struckmann,  Linda Watson,  Hans Sotin  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 18.
    Wagner: Parsifal / Knappertsbusch, Modl, Windgassen, London
    Label: Andromeda   Catalog: 5161 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Hermann Uhde,  Ludwig Weber,  George London,  Wolfgang Windgassen  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 19.
    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Wagner: Lohengrin / Thomas, Silja, Varnay, Sawallisch
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001895602 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Jess Thomas,  Anja Silja,  Ramon Vinay,  Franz Crass  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 21.
    My Wagner Album / Christian Thielemann
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001884102 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Paul Schöffler,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Thomas Stewart,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ... 
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler,  Christian Thielemann,  Hans Knappertsbusch,  Carlos Kleiber  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 22.
    Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Karajan, Vinay, Modl, Hotter, Vinay
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2012131 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Ludwig Weber,  Martha Mödl,  Hans Hotter,  Ramon Vinay  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 23.
    Wagner: Das Rheingold
    Label: Myto Records   Catalog: 323 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Grace Hoffman,  Gerhard Stolze,  Otakar Kraus,  Erich Klaus  ... 
    Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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  • 24.
    Great Wagner Singers [6-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001826302 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Hans Hotter,  Sieglinde Wagner,  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Gundula Janowitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Heinrich Hollreiser,  Wilhelm Pitz,  Ferdinand Leitner,  Richard Kraus  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus  ... 
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  • 25.
    Richard Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Great Scenes
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 9011 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Andrew Shore,  Alberto Dohmen,  Ralf Lukas,  Endrik Wottrich  ... 
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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