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Wagner: Organ Fireworks - music from the operas / Hansjorg Albrecht, organ

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> Tannhauser (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ) - Tannhauser: Overture (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ)
> Parsifal (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ) - Parsifal: Prelude (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ)
> Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ) - Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Overture (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ)
> Tristan und Isolde (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ) - Tristan und Isolde: Prelude (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ)
> Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ) - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Prelude (arr. E.H. Lemare and E. Horn for organ)

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhauser, WWV 70
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal, WWV 111
>Wagner, Richard : Der Fliegende Hollander, WWV 63
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, WWV 96
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Hansjörg Albrecht, conductor, organist and harpsichordist, is Artistic Director of the Munich Bach Choir & Bach Orchestra. He also regularly conducts the Münchner Symphoniker, the Bach Collegium Munich and the C.P.E.-Bach-Choir Hamburg.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Albrecht plays the Kleuker- und CavaillT- Coll-Mutin organ in the St Nikolai Church in Kiel. He uses transcriptions by Lemare and Erwin Horn. Besides the two duplications, Albrecht plays the overtures to TannhSuser, Parsifal, and Flying Dutchman. The organ registrations are more mellow, well integrated, yet with clarity of line, the performances very exciting with lots of movement and propulsion. It's an aural treat. Also included is "An Imaginary Talk with Richard Wagner", a most entertaining conversation between organist Albrecht and composer Wagner (written by Albrecht).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Nikolai, Kiel (04/24/2012-04/29/2012).



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser, WWV 70 :: Overtüre
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Nikolai, Kiel (04/24/2012-04/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal, WWV 111 :: Vorspiel
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Nikolai, Kiel (04/24/2012-04/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Der Fliegende Holländer, WWV 63 :: Ouvertüre
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Nikolai, Kiel (04/24/2012-04/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Vorspiel
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Nikolai, Kiel (04/24/2012-04/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96 :: Vorspiel
  • Performer: Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Nikolai, Kiel (04/24/2012-04/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867