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Wagner: Orchestral Excerpts, Vol. 1 - Flying Dutchman; Rheingold; Walkure; Siegfried; Gotterdammerung / Schwarz, Seattle SO

Audio Samples

>Wagner, Richard : Die fliegende Holländer
>     Overture
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>     Scene 4
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     Act 3
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>     Act 2
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>     Act 1

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Die fliegende Holländer
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This selection of some of Wagner's finest orchestral excerpts opens with the 'storm-swept ballad' of Der fliegende Holländer, the opera which launched his epoch-defining later masterpieces. The entire span of Der Ring des Nibelungen is represented in this program, from the luminous rainbow bridge which leads the gods to Valhalla in Das Rheingold, the urgent drama of Die Walküre, and the atmospheric repose of the Forest Murmurs in Siegfried, to the tragic depths of Siegfried's Funeral March. This recording has been praised for its 'radiant sensuousness'. (Gramophone) Volumes 2 and 3 in this series are available on 8.572768 and 8.572769.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Die fliegende Holländer :: Overture
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold :: Scene 4
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 3
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (02/19/1992/02/20/1992)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Act 2
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (02/19/1992/02/20/1992)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Act 1
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 26 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874