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WAGNER, R.: Tannhauser / Lohengrin / Gotterdammerung (orchestral highlights) (Furtwangler) (1952, 1954)

    

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WAGNER, R.: Tannhauser / Lohengrin / Gotterdammerung (orchestral highlights) (Furtwangler) (1952, 1954)

This disc of music by Wagner, very much a staple of Furtwängler’s repertoire, draws from recordings that would be amongst the conductor’s last. As always, the great German conductor ensures maximum expression while allowing the music to move forward in an organic way. The legendary Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad and Furtwängler were close as musicians over an extended period of time. Her beauty of tone, unforced strength, accurate intonation and ability to spin a long and precise vocal line are exemplified in this unforgettable performance of Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung.


Wagner, Richard

  Tannhauser: Overture
1.   Tannhauser: Overture 00:14:02
  Lohengrin, Act I: Prelude
2.   Lohengrin, Act I: Prelude 00:09:59
  Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) (excerpts)
3.   Prologue: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey 00:12:04
4.   Act III: Siegfried's Funeral Music 00:09:17

Wagner, Richard
Wagner, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods), Act III: Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort
5.   Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods), Act III: Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 00:19:37

Total Playing Time: 01:04:59






Composer(s):
Wagner, Richard

Lyricist(s):
Wagner, Richard

Conductor(s):
Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Orchestra(s):
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Flagstad, Kirsten

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Opera; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111348

Barcode: 747313334827

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 03/2010

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