Ultimate Wagner - Essential Masterpieces

Release Date: 8/26/2008
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001158702
Composer: Richard Wagner
Number of Discs: 5

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Works on This Recording
1. Das Rheingold: Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
2. Das Rheingold: Weia! Waga! Woge du Welle! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Gustav Neidlinger (Bass), Ruth Hesse (Soprano), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano), Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
3. Das Rheingold: Garstig glatter, glitschriger Glimmer! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Gustav Neidlinger (Bass), Ruth Hesse (Soprano), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano), Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
4. Das Rheingold: Wallala! Lalaleia! Leialalei! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Gustav Neidlinger (Bass), Ruth Hesse (Soprano), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano), Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
5. Das Rheingold: Bin ich nun frei? "Alberich's Curse" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Gustav Neidlinger (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
6. Das Rheingold: Schwüles Gedünst schwebt in der Luft by Richard Wagner
Performer: Gerd Nienstedt (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
7. Das Rheingold: Zur Burg führt die Brücke... by Richard Wagner
Performer: Annelies Burmeister (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Theo Adam (Bass), Hermin Esser (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
8. Das Rheingold: Rheingold! Rheingold! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Theo Adam (Bass), Ruth Hesse (Soprano), Dorothea Siebert (Soprano), Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Gerd Nienstedt (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
9. Die Walküre: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
10. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
11. Die Walküre: Wehwalt heisst du für wahr? by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
12. Die Walküre: Nun zäume dein Ross by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Theo Adam (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
13. Die Walküre: Siegmund, sieh' auf mich "Todesverkündigung" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
14. Die Walküre: Du sahest der Walküre sehrenden Blick by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), James King (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
15. Die Walküre: Ho-jo-to-ho! by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
16. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Theo Adam (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
17. Die Walküre: Loge, hör! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Theo Adam (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
18. Siegfried: Hoiho! Hoiho! Hau ein! Hau ein! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
19. Siegfried: Den der Bruder schuf by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
20. Siegfried: Aber, wie sah meine Mutter... "Forest Murmurs" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
21. Siegfried: Du holdes Vögelein by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
22. Siegfried: Es schweigt und lauscht by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
23. Siegfried: Siegfried's Horn Call by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
24. Siegfried: Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich by Richard Wagner
Performer: Wolfgang Windgassen (Bass), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
25. Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Germany
26. Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde, heilige Braut (Siegfried's death) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Germany
27. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Germany
28. Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Germany
29. Götterdämmerung: Mein Erbe nun nehm ich zu eigen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1874 ; Germany
30. Götterdämmerung: Grane, mein Ross, sei mir gegrüsst! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
31. Götterdämmerung: Züruck vom Ring (Orchestral Finale) by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1874 ; Germany
32. Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Germany
33. Tristan und Isolde: Westwärts schweift der Blick by Richard Wagner
Performer: Regina Resnik (Soprano), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1859 ; Germany
34. Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Fritz Uhl (Tenor)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
35. Tristan und Isolde: Einsam wachend...Habet Acht! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Regina Resnik (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
36. Tristan und Isolde: Wie hehr erkenn'ich unsrer Liebe Wesen! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Fritz Uhl (Tenor)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1859 ; Germany
37. Tristan und Isolde: So stürben wir by Richard Wagner
Performer: Regina Resnik (Soprano), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Fritz Uhl (Tenor)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1859 ; Germany
38. Tristan und Isolde: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
39. Tristan und Isolde: Und drauf Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer: Fritz Uhl (Tenor)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
40. Tristan und Isolde: O diese Sonne by Richard Wagner
Performer: Fritz Uhl (Tenor), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1859 ; Germany
41. Tristan und Isolde: Kurwenal! He! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Regina Resnik (Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1859 ; Germany
42. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
43. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
44. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Da zu dir der Heiland kam by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
45. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Verweilt! Ein Wort by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jean Cox (Tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass), Frieder Stricker (Tenor), Hannelore Bode (Soprano), Anna Reynolds (Alto)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
46. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Am stillen Herd by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jean Cox (Tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
47. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Johannistag! Johannistag! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jean Cox (Tenor), Frieder Stricker (Tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
48. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer: Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
49. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
50. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Gleich, Meister! Hier! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Frieder Stricker (Tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
51. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
52. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Die "selige Morgentraum-Deutweise" sei sie genannt by Richard Wagner
Performer: Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
53. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Selig wie die Sonne (Quintet) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jean Cox (Tenor), Frieder Stricker (Tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass), Anna Reynolds (Alto)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
54. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wach' auf, es nahet gen den Tag by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
55. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jean Cox (Tenor), Hannelore Bode (Soprano), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
56. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Verachtet mir die Meister by Richard Wagner
Performer: Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Germany
57. Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
58. Parsifal: Vom Bade kehrt der König heim by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
59. Parsifal: Transformation Scene by Richard Wagner
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Bayreuth, Germany
60. Parsifal: Zum letzten Liebesmahle by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
61. Parsifal: Wehevolles Erbe, dem ich verfallen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hans Sotin (Bass), Simon Estes (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
62. Parsifal: Komm! Holder Knabe! (Flowermaidens' Scene) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Bayreuth, Germany
63. Parsifal: Parsifal! Weile! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
64. Parsifal: Gesegnet sei, du Reiner, durch das Reine! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
65. Parsifal: Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön! "Good Friday Music" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
66. Parsifal: Du siehst, das ist nicht so by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
67. Parsifal: Nur eine Waffe taugt by Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Hofmann (Tenor)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
68. Parsifal: Höchsten Heiles Wunder! by Richard Wagner
Conductor: James Levine
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
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