Wagner: Overtures And Preludes
See larger image

Wagner: Overtures And Preludes

13 Feb 2014

£9.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £9.12 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sàrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to Cloud Player.
  Song Title Artist
Wagner: Rienzi - Overture Karl Böhm
Der Fliegende Holländer - Overture Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Lohengrin - Prelude To Act I Berliner Philharmoniker
Lohengrin/Act 3 - Prelude To Act III Karl Böhm
Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg - Prelude Karl Böhm
Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg/Act 3 - Prelude Eugen Jochum
Die Walküre/Dritter Aufzug - The Ride Of The Valkyries Liselotte Rebmann
Disc 2
Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude To Act 1. Langsam Und Smachtend Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Tristan Und Isolde/Act 3 - Prelude - Hirtenreigen Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Tristan Und Isolde/Act 3 - "Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lächelt" (Isoldes Liebestod) (Isolde) Karl Böhm
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Berliner Philharmoniker
Götterdämmerung - Dritter Tag Des Bühnenfestspiels "Der Ring Des Nibelungen"/Prologue - Vorspiel Und Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt Berliner Philharmoniker
Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude Eugen Jochum
Good Friday Spell [Parsifal - Concert Version/Act 3] Eugen Jochum

Product details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1994 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 2:24:51
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001N8KUSA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,248 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Wagner 23 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There is just the right coupling of orchestras and conductors on these CDs which will appeal to both the long-standing Wagner fans and those who have never heard him before
Rienzi and Parsifal are particularly good to me and these CDs live permanently in my car CD player, driving would be dull without them
Just one negative and that is that the sleeve notes are skimpy and more detail would be beneficial, nevertheless a wonderful buy at the price!
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Wagner !! 15 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What a great CD of Wagner's Overtures and Preludes, good price too! Double CD
What else can one say to this.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wagner CD 18 Nov 2011
By Celia
Format:Audio CD
Wonderful; can I say more? This is a superb CD which of everyone shoud have a copy. I play it and I am lost in a world of the most wonderful classical music. CJR
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Partial review of Rienzi and Parsifal extracts 14 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
I have to confess to only having downloaded the Rienzi Overture and Parsifal extracts, as I've already got very satisfying recordings of the other tracks. However, as the other reviewer has stated, these two performances in particular are truly top class.

With the Rienzi Overture we have the Vienna Philharmonic under Karl Bohm. It is given a warm, robust and thrilling performance - everything you could want from this music really. In fact I found myself wanting to get up and dance towards the end...yes, I'm a bit crazy like that.

Now we come to Parsifal. This opera was the first Wagner work that I studied as a music student and it has always retained a special place for me. After hearing Haitink conduct it at Covent Garden, I was convinced that this is truly a work of genius. Anyway, enough reminiscing. Here we have one of the finest and most moving performances of the Prelude and Good Friday Music I have ever heard (and I've heard quite a few interpretations). The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Eugen Jochum play like gods. The Prelude has a luminosity and intensity which just blew me away. What I found interesting was that even though the trumpets came across a little bit too much at the climaxes I still found their phrasing incredibily moving. There is passion here as well as contemplation - not something you'd usually say about the Parsifal Prelude.

This wonderful balance of emotions continues into the Good Friday Music, which is both sensitive and passionate in equal measure - with some gorgeous playing in the woodwind. In fact every department of the orchestra gives of their best in this performance. There are no off-putting mannerisms or extreme, idiosyncratic decisions by Jochum. Instead we just have an amazing intelligent performance by top class musicians.

The Parsifal extracts were recorded in 1957 I believe, but the sound quality is absolutely stunning for its age - I couldn't believe it was that old.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought evoking music 23 Sep 2013
By Peony7
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really like Wagners music & rarely have time to listen to entire works of his so this CD is perfect to remind me of his talent.
keep this in the car!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category