Wagner: Operatic Highlights; R. Strauss: Tone Poems
 
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Wagner: Operatic Highlights; R. Strauss: Tone Poems

4 Mar 2013

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Rienzi - Overture (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
11:38
2
Tannhäuser - Overture (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
14:50
3
Tannhäuser - Prelude Act III (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
8:25
4
Lohengrin - Prelude Act 1 (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
10:00
5
Lohengrin - Prelude Act III (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
3:08
6
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Overture (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
10:59
7
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Dance of the Apprecticess & Entry of the Masters (Act III) (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
6:59
8
Parsifal - Prelude (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
13:06
Disc 2
1
Der Fliegende Holländer - Overture (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
10:56
2
Das Rheingold - Entry of the Gods into Valhalla (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
8:20
3
Die Walküre - Ride of the Valkyries (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
3:02
4
Siegfried Idyll (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
17:58
5
Siegfried - Forest Murmurs (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
8:37
6
Götterdämmerung - Siegfried's Rhine Journey (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
6:15
7
Götterdämmerung - Siegfried's Funeral March (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
7:48
8
Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebstod (2002 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
15:47
Disc 3
1
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster): Vorspiel/Prelude/Prélude (Orchester) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
4:23
2
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Erste Szene/Scene 1/Première Scène: Wes Herd dies auch sei (Siegmund) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
8:57
3
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Erste Szene/Scene 1/Première Scène: Einen Unseligen labtest du (Siegmund/Sieglinde)) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
4:23
4
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Zweite Szene/Scene 2.Deuxième Scène: Müde am Herd fand ich den Mann (Sieglinde) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
5:08
5
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Zweite Szene/Scene 2.Deuxième Scène: Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen (Siegmund) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
6:39
6
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Zweite Szene/Scene 2.Deuxième Scène: Die so leidig Los dir beschied (Sieglinde/Hunding/Siegmund) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
4:40
7
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Zweite Szene/Scene 2.Deuxième Scène: Ich weiss ein wildes Geschlecht (Hunding) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
7:07
8
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: Ein Schwert verheiß mir der Vater (Siegmund) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
5:53
9
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: Schläfst du, Gast? (Sieglinde) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
7:53
10
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (Siegmund) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
3:01
11
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: Du bist der Lenz (Sieglinde) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
2:18
12
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: O süßeste Wonne! Seligstes Weib! (Siegmund) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
6:59
13
Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: Siegmund heiß' ich und Siegmund bin ich! (Siegmund/Sieglinde) Helga Dernesch/William Cochran/Hans Sotin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
4:16
Disc 4
1
Die Walküre, ACT 3, Dritte Szene: Leb' wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (Wotan's farewell) (1991 Digital Remaster) (1991 Digital Remaster) Norman Bailey/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
19:36
2
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Der Engel Christa Ludwig/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
3:36
3
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Stehe still Christa Ludwig/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
4:02
4
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Im Treibhaus Christa Ludwig/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
6:39
5
Wesendonk Lieder (orch. Mottl) (2006 - Remaster): Schmerzen Christa Ludwig/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
2:37
6
Wesendonk Lieder: Träume (2006 - Remaster) Christa Ludwig/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
5:00
7
Tristan und Isolde (2006 - Remaster), Act 3, Scene 3: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isoldes Liebestod: Isolde) Christa Ludwig/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
6:58
8
Metamorphosen: Studie für 23 Solostreicher (1999 - Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
28:05
Disc 5
1
Don Juan Op. 20 (1998 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
17:12
2
Tod und Verklärung, Op.24 (1998 - Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
22:32
3
Salome Op. 54: Dance of the Seven Veils Otto Klemperer
9:10
4
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28 (1998 Digital Remaster) Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Orchestra
15:04


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Mar 2013
  • Release Date: 4 Mar 2013
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 6:09:56
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  • ASIN: B00BA0BIOQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,607 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wagner and Strauss by a master 14 April 2013
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First a bit of a gripe - Whyever did EMI not include Klemperer's recording of 'The Flying Dutchman' in this box? I believe this is the sole example of a complete Wagner opera in his recorded legacy. Given that omission the set is still worth 5 stars.
I have a confession to make - I only bought it for the exceprts from "Die Walkure" - the whole of Act 1 and Wotan's Farewell from Act 3 - which I somehow missed in their earlier CD incarnations and my LPs are now almost unplayable. These are wonderful recordings. Act 1 is sung by Helga Dernesch, William Cochran and Hans Sotin (whose names EMI disgracefully omit in the accompanying booklet) and Wotan's Farewell - beautifully paced, a little slower than usual but perfect, is sung by Norman Bailey (whose name does appear in the notes). The set is worth buying just for these extracts. We also get the usual overtures, preludes and 'bleeding chunks' - superb performances all. In addition to the 'Walkure' excerpts we also have the incomparable Christa Ludwig singing the Wesendonck-Lieder (in the orchestration by Mottl) and the Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'. Pure heaven, In the former Klemperer really understands where they stand in relation to the 'Liebestod' which follows them. The Srauss works are equally excellent. In addition to a beautiful, heartfelt recording of Metamorphosen (from 1961, when Klemperer was 76 years old, Barbirolli was 68 when he recorded his superb version in 1967) and The Dance of the Seven Veils from 'Salome' (why oh why did Klemperer never record 'Der Rosenkavalier' or 'Salome' - they would indubitably have been something special) we have 3 of the shorter tone poems - Don Juan, Tod und Verklarung and Till Eulenspiegel. For the first time I actually enjoyed Tod und Verklarung a work I have hitherto been unable to 'get'. This set is essential listening for anyone who loves the music of Strauss and Wagner and at the modest price asked for should be snapped up immediately.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 'old-school' Wagner 3 Oct 2013
By A.D.B.
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Most of these show Klemperer at his best in this music in the early 1960s. The performances have power and elegance in equal measure. It is a pity that some of the extracts ('chunks') lack the vocal lines ('bleeding') so that they form examples of Tovey's criticism of Wagner extracts as 'bleeding chunks'. The late Act I recording of Die Walkure is less successful, being extremely slow, but has a sense of the musical architecture that is infallible. The only thing missing is the complete Hollander, but that is available elsewhere. Definitely worth hearing by those brought up to the more modern, objective style of Wagner conducting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inside the Music of Richard Wagner 27 May 2013
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The best-selling purveyor of Wagner's "bleeding chunks" (George Bernard Shaw's phrase) in the stereo era was Herbert von Karajan.
In the last thirty years of his life, he recorded and re-recorded them as many as three times each with the Berlin Philharmonic or the Vienna Philharmonic, for DG and EMI.
He did the same with the tone poems of Richard Strauss.

His performances make an interesting comparison with those of Otto Klemperer
[Klemperer was one of the few colleagues Karajan admired. Toscanini was another].

In the first place, contrary to popular perception, Karajan was usually SLOWER than Klemperer.
More importantly, their sound world was completely different.
Karajan was the ultimate Twentieth Century conductor.
He favored a big, lush, homogeneous orchestral sound.
Otto Klemperer (born 1885) also favored a big sound, but it was a Nineteenth Century sound with maximum clarity and detail.

Klemperer's strings were seated in an arc: First Violins, Basses, Cellos, Violas, Second Violins.
Not all violins scrunched together on the left, and lower strings on the right, which you will hear with Bernstein, Karajan and Solti. *
Their 20th Century seating arrangement has become almost universal, but Klemperer's is the orchestra that Richard Wagner was familiar with.

I'm not denigrating Bernstein, Karajan or Solti; Its just that Klemperer came from a completely different world; A Nineteenth Century world he shared with Richard Wagner.

Sir Adrian Boult recorded much of this same music for EMI: From Bach to Wagner
He also used divided violins.
Fine performances, but they lack the clarity of Klemperer.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem 30 May 2013
By Tripod
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A wonderful set of performances of key works by Wagner (including a full Act 1 of Walkure) and Strauss. Musically these are very interesting and well played. At the same time the set includes some of the less commonly performed works, including the wonderful Rienzi overture. The Strauss tone poems are exquisite as well, and the whole set is a must have for music lovers at a bargain price.
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