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Richard Wagner (1813-83) Favourite Overtures and Preludes

Richard Wagner (1813-83) Favourite Overtures and PreludesRichard Wagner (1813-83)
Favourite Overtures and Preludes

Philharmonia Orchestra
conductor Yuri Simonov

Catalogue Number: ALC 1165
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD, 68:14, 1989
Price: £6.99



“If you want a spectacular modern digital recording of Wagnerian orchestral excerpts, this is hard to beat…” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) “from the most exciting modern collection of Wagner’s “purple patches” now in the catalogue…Then comes an exhilaratingly brilliant Ride of the Valkyries. Their steeds are not whipped to the point of exhaustion and they come into the final straight, heads held high and manes flying in the wind, drawing cheers from all.” © Gramophone)

  • 1. “Rienzi” Overture 13:16
  • 2. “Der fliegende Holländer” Overture 10:43
  • 3. “Tannhäuser” Overture 15:22
  • 4. “Lohengrin” Prelude to Act 1 10:42
  • 5. “Lohengrin” Prelude to Act 3 3:09
  • 6. “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”
    Overture 10:04
  • 7. “Ride of the Valkyries” 4:55