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Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes and Orchestral Excerpts

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

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Parsifal, WWV 111  
1
Act I: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
12:16
2
Act III: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
4:45
3
Siegfried Idyll, WWV. 103
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
18:35
Siegfried, WWV 86C  
4
Act III: Intermezzo
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
6:46
Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D  
5
Act I: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
9:36
6
Act III: Siegfried's Funeral March
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
5:45
Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63  
1
Overture
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
10:37
Lohengrin, WWV 75  
2
Act I: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
8:40
3
Act III: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
3:17
Tannhäuser, WWV 70  
4
Overture
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
13:18
5
Act III: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
7:29
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90  
6
Act I: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
10:34
7
Act III: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
4:47
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96  
8
Act I: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
8:44
9
Act III: Prelude
Richard Wagner; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
6:13
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:11:22
Following his acclaimed Ring cycle, conductor Marek Janowski rounds off his groundbreaking survey of Wagner’s operas with this double album featuring highlights from the entire series. The set contains popular overtures and preludes as well as orchestral excerpts and the previously unreleased Siegfried Idyll, a symphonic poem Wagner wrote for the birthday of his wife. By producing concert performances of the operas in the superb acoustics of the Philharmonie Berlin without the distractions of staging, the nuances and subtleties in Wagner’s scores are clearly articulated on this recording of exceptional fidelity and immediacy.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – PentaTone Studio Masters

This album was recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin, Germany, 2010-2015.

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