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Wagner: Orchestral Music from The Ring / Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573839  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The essential meaning of Wagner’s magnum opus ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ is wrapped up in the composer’s own lifetime pursuit of transcendent romance, with the redemption of eternal love one of the primary tenets of this and his other music dramas. Wagner’s gift for orchestral color and scenic characterization make his operas highly suited to the genre of the tone poem, and these seven tableaus evoke major scenarios in the saga, as well as providing a sense of the course and spirit of the greatest operatic drama ever written. JoAnn Falletta serves as music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony, and is the principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center of North Carolina. She has guest conducted over a hundred Read more orchestras in North America, and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

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REVIEW:

Conductor JoAnn Falletta creates a magical Forest Murmurs when Siegfried first understands the meaning of the songbird, and sends the Valkyries on a really wild ride. The sound coming out of Buffalo for the Naxos label is some of the best.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
2.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
3.
Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1856; Germany 
4.
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
5.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
6.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
7.
Götterdämmerung: Fliegt heim, ihr Raben! by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Music from Valhalla  April 18, 2018 By William J. O'Connell (Floral Park, NY) See All My Reviews "A wonderful recording of some of Wagner's stirring themes from the Ring of the Nibelungen." Report Abuse
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