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The Ring Without Words / Maazel, Berliner Philharmoniker


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80154   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[S]pectacular in its vividness . . . Wotan makes a passionately romantic farewell to his daughter, with the Berlin strings creating a movingly powerful climax. . . . Maazel's rather aggressive pressing on in Siegfried's Rhine Journey . . . gives great impact to Hagen's call and Siegfried's Funeral Music. . . . [A]udiophiles who like blazingly spectacular sound and plenty of adrenalin flowing in the music-making, should find this worth trying. Certainly the heavy brass sounds are very tangible." -- Gramophone "[S]pectacular in its vividness . . . Wotan makes a passionately romantic farewell to his daughter, with the Berlin strings creating a movingly powerful climax. . . . Maazel's rather aggressive pressing on in Siegfried's Rhine Journey . . . gives great impact to Hagen's call and Siegfried's Funeral Music. . . . [A]udiophiles who like blazingly spectacular sound and plenty of adrenalin flowing in the music-making, should find this worth trying. Certainly the heavy brass sounds are very tangible." -- Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Ring des Nibelungen: The Ring Without Words (arr. Lorin Maazel) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1987 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Engaging, Excellent Music Playing, Great Sound  September 27, 2012 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "This synthesis is beautifully conceived and orchestrated by conductor Lorin Maazel, who declares that every note is Wagner's own. The essence of each of the four operas is surely conveyed. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra plays this music with great dedication and conviction. The sound and playing are majestic. I highly recommend this CD for lovers of Wagner's music. Also, the price is unbeatable." Report Abuse
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