Wagner: Lohengrin / Knappertsbusch

Release Date: 3/11/2016
Label: Orfeo
Catalog Number: ORF-C900153D
Composer: Richard Wagner
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Although Knappertsbusch conducted “Lohengrin” many times, until now no recording by him has been issued, so the welcome discovery of this live performance from Munich fills a gap in the discography... We first hear Knappertsbusch pushing the Prelude on, refusing to linger but instead urging the singing strings to create what is almost a sense of tension and expectation, culminating in the great chordal climax by the brass. The Act II Prelude, too, is wonderfully played, the orchestra producing a dark, brooding sound proleptic of Ortrud’s calling upon the “Entweihte Götter!” --MusicWeb
Works on This Recording
1. Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hans Hopf (Tenor), Ingrid Bjoner (Soprano), Kurt Böhme (Bass), Astrid Varnay (Soprano), Josef Metternich (Baritone), Hans Gunther Nocker (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Germany
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