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WAGNER, R.: Orchestral Excerpts, Vol. 3 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Composer(s):Wagner, Richard
Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony OrchestraMarc, Alessandra, soprano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaOrchestral
Catalogue 8.572769
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Themes of love and passion dominate these orchestral excerpts from Wagner’s music dramas. The legend of Tannhäuser contrasts the sensual allure of Venus with the ideals of courtly love and religious devotion. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg pits an inspired but rash young singer against the traditions of the old masters in a song competition, with a beautiful girl as the prize. Tristan und Isolde, based on one of the world’s great love stories, is considered Wagner’s most revolutionary work, seamlessly blending themes of love and death into a shattering apotheosis. Gerard Schwarz’s other selections of Wagner excerpts can be found on 8.572767 and .

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