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Wagner: Overtures, Preludes & Orchestral Excerpts

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberPTC5186551
Release date2016-09-02

Celebrating the conductor Marek Janowski’s triumphant Ring cycle at this year’s Bayreuth festival, PENTATONE rounds off his groundbreaking survey of Wagner’s operas with the release of a double album featuring orchestral highlights from the series.

Recorded in PENTATONE’s state of the art multi-channel surround sound, the album contains the popular overtures and preludes from Der fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, as well as orchestral excerpts from Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and Parsifal. Also included is the previously unreleased Siegfried Idyll, the symphonic poem that Wagner wrote for the birthday of his wife Cosima.

The overtures, preludes and interludes in Wagner’s operas have always had broad appeal with audiences for their heady, intoxicating atmosphere and vivid orchestration. During Wagner’s lifetime, his contemporaries made arrangements and potpourris from the operas to satisfy an ever enthusiastic public, bowdlerisingWagner’s scores in the process. In these vibrant recordings, however, Janowski remains faithful to Wagner’s original vision and uses conclusions either written or authorized by Wagner himself.

This release is accompanied with notes on the music by the dramaturge and musicologist Steffen Georgi.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 35.47
Extra material for download
Disc 1
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Parsifal, WWV 111 17:01
01 Act I: Prelude 12:16 $ 3.31 USD
02 Act III: Prelude 04:45 $ 1.28 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Siegfried Idyll, WWV. 103
03 Siegfried Idyll 18:35 $ 5.02 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Siegfried, WWV 86C
04 Siegfried, Act III: Intermezzo 06:46 $ 1.83 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D 15:21
05 Act I: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey 09:36 $ 2.59 USD
06 Act III: Siegfried's Funeral March 05:45 $ 1.55 USD
Disc 2
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63
01 Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Overture 10:37 $ 2.87 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Lohengrin, WWV 75 11:57
02 Act I: Prelude 08:40 $ 2.34 USD
03 Act III: Prelude 03:17 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Tannhäuser, WWV 70 20:47
04 Overture 13:18 $ 3.59 USD
05 Act III: Prelude 07:29 $ 2.02 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90 15:21
06 Act I: Prelude 10:34 $ 2.85 USD
07 Act III: Prelude 04:47 $ 1.29 USD
  Composer: Wagner, Richard
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96 14:57
08 Act I: Prelude 08:44 $ 2.36 USD
09 Act III: Prelude 06:13 $ 1.68 USD
  Album total 131:22
ComposerWagner, Richard
OrchestraRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
ConductorJanowski, Marek

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