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WAGNER: Overtures (Furtwangler, Commercial Recordings 1940-50, Vol. 4)

    

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WAGNER: Overtures (Furtwangler, Commercial Recordings 1940-50, Vol. 4)

Furtwängler was one of the very greatest interpretive musicians of the twentieth century. Although he completely rejected the idea of the conductor as a virtuoso and possessed a highly personal technique, his powerful grasp of musical architecture and mastery of tempo, phrasing, dynamics and transitions, often created an intensity of performance equalled by few and exceeded by none. Furtwängler himself wrote: ‘the final and highest goal a conductor can attain is to conduct a legato melody… in such a way that it is really received as legato, something living and breathing that really flows’. On this disc he gives a superb demonstration of how to achieve in performance Wagner’s idea of ‘unending melody’.


Wagner, Richard

  Der fliegende Hollander, Act I: Overture
1.   Der fliegende Hollander, Act I: Overture 00:12:48
  Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Overture
2.   Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Overture 00:09:43

Wagner, Richard
Wagner, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Act III: Prelude
3.   Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Act III: Prelude 00:06:35

Wagner, Richard

  Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Act III: Dance of the Apprentices
4.   Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Act III: Dance of the Apprentices 00:02:44
  Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries
5.   Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries 00:05:02
  Gotterdammerung, Act I: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
6.   Gotterdammerung, Act I: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey 00:11:48
7.   Gotterdammerung, Act III: Siegfried's Funeral March 00:08:45

Wagner, Richard
Wagner, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Gotterdammerung, Act III: Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort, "Immolation Scene"
8.   Gotterdammerung, Act III: Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort, "Immolation Scene" 00:19:16

Total Playing Time: 01:16:41






Composer(s):
Wagner, Richard

Lyricist(s):
Wagner, Richard

Conductor(s):
Furtwangler, Wilhelm

Orchestra(s):
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Flagstad, Kirsten

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.110997

Barcode: 636943199725

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 09/2006

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