Wagner: Scenes from Tannhauser, Lohengrin & Die Walkure / Julia Varady, Peter Seiffert

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With this recording the great baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau once bade farewell to his public as a vocalist: together with two other great Wagner singers - soprano Julia Varady and tenor Peter Seiffert - , he performs scenes from three of the Bayreuth master's operas, accompanied by the Bavarian State Orchestra, which he conduct himself from the rostrum.

EMI Classics continues its Red Line series with another collection of timeless classical pieces. This series features a wide variety of the most talented classical pieces of all time, written by such legendary artists as Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. In addition, each CD features some of the most popular classical performers such as the London Classical Players, Andre Parrot, Bruno Leonardo Gelber and Libor Pesek. Every CD in the Red Line series features some of the most defining pieces in musical history.

MusicWeb International, 6th June 2013
Fischer-Dieskau is a very good Wagnerian conductor, too. As a great singer he fully understands the lyrical nature of Wagner's orchestral lines...Neither Julia Varady nor Peter Seiffert are Wagnerian singers in the heroic mould; but they are lyrical vocalists with the natural strength and intelligence to ride over the Wagnerian orchestra without any sense of strain. This is Wagnerian bel canto singing at its best.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BR-Studio, München (03/20/1996-03/25/1996).



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Notes: BR-Studio, München (03/20/1996-03/25/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Notes: BR-Studio, München (03/20/1996-03/25/1996)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Performer: Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Notes: BR-Studio, München (03/20/1996-03/25/1996)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856