Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wagner - The Ring Without Words - Maazel, BPO





Wagner - The Ring Without Words - Lorin Maazel, BPO
Orchestral | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 268 MB
October 25, 1990 | Telarc | RapidShare



Being such a mammoth work, Wagner's Ring isn't something a person can easily jump into, enjoy, and fully understand. To this day, I still feel like a beginner to the work. However, there are a few things that can help a person get somewhat of a grasp on the wonderful music contained therein. This compilation is one of those crucial elements to understanding Wagner's Ring, because the music is where all the action is in the opera. The words are only part of the story. The music on this CD acquaints the listener with the gorgeous melodies and orchestral details in the Ring. Lorin Maazel has created a great synthesis of the four operas that make up this work. The sound is incredible (regardless of what other reviewers might have said, I find the sound to be incredible--detailed & vivid). The performance is excellent as well, which has become the standard of the Berliner Philharmoniker. If you're looking for a great overview of the Ring or are just looking for some wonderful music, give this a try. It's a sure pleaser as long as you're not anti-Wagner.--Amazon


CD Content

Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a Orchestral Highlights
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Lorin Maazel

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b Orchestral Highlights
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Lorin Maazel

Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c Orchestral Highlights
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Lorin Maazel

Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d Orchestral Highlights
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Lorin Maazel

3 comments:

  1. Hello, Otto! Thank you very mach! I have loaded and listened this album - fantastic!

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  2. Wonderful...Glad you like it!

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  3. I've looked for this album for a long time.
    Thank you very much indeed.

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