Orchestral Excerpts from Wagner Operas

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© 2005 London Philharmonic Orchestra
℗ 1992 BBC
Released by arrangement with BBC Music
Recorded by BBC Radio 3

BBC producer: David Gallagher
Restoration and mastering engineer: Andrew Lang, K&A Productions Ltd.
Artwork: Harrison & Co

All excerpts recorded live as part of the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, London, on 20 August 1992.

Total playing time 76:52

The London Philharmonic Orchestra wishes to thank Laurie Watt for facilitating the release of this recording.

CD: Orchestral Excerpts from Wagner Operas

Richard Wagner (1813–83)

Prelude from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Overture from Rienzi

Der Ring des Nibelungen:
Part 4 Götterdämmerung
Dawn and Siegfried’s Journey to the Rhine
Siegfried’s Funeral Music
Part 2 Die Walküre
The Ride of the Valkyries (concert version)

Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser (1845)

Klaus Tennstedt conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Heinrich Hochschild guest leader

Klaus Tennstedt conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Wagner’s celebrated output for the opera house resulted not only in some staggering stage works, but also in unparalleled orchestral achievements. His operatic overtures, preludes and interludes have acquired a status as stand-alone concert works in their own right. Klaus Tennstedt was totally dedicated to the London Philharmonic Orchestra – a dedication that was reciprocated by the Orchestra’s musicians, staff and audiences, and which pervades these live performances from 1992.

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