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Wagner: The Ring Without Words - A synthesis of orchestral music from the "Ring" / Lorin Maazel, Berlin Philharmonic [DVD]

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Der Ring des Nibelungen
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A unique synthesis of orchestral music from Wagner's Ring cycle, arranged in a free-flowing and chronological cycle by world-famous conductor Lorin Maazel. Comprised of the four operas of the Ring cycle, "The Ring Without Words" manages to capture the musical mind of one of the most exceptional and gifted composers in history in only seventy minutes. The Berlin Philharmonic plays the work with breathtaking depth of expression.

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... Maazel's continuous musical score, seventy-five minutes without a break, begins with the opening tones of Rheingold and ends with the closing measures of G÷tterdSmmerung. The music flows in the same order that it appears over the course of the four operas... This fascinating project was recorded at the Philharmonie Berlin in October 2000. It is sumptuously performed by the Berlin Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel, and has been captured in stunning audio and video by the EuroArts technicians. ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 88 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: Austria



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>Wagner, Richard : Der Ring des Nibelungen :: Excerpt(s)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1874
  • Studio/Live: Studio