Wagner: Orchestral Music

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music from the Operas (Bruno Walter) (1994)

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music from the Operas (Siegfried-Idyll, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg,
Der fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tannhauser) (Bruno Walter) (1994)

Classical | Eac. Flac, Tracks+Cue, Log | Scans | 637.01 MB
Label: Sony | TT: 2:20:59

Bruno Walter's recording of the Siegfried Idyll with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra is radiantly beautiful–one of the most affecting of all this great conductor's statements. The horns wobble and nick a couple of notes, the ensemble isn't always perfect, and little things happen in the winds, but the sense of what the music is about–the character of the solo playing, the phrasing, and the wonderful feeling of delicacy and joy–is unmatched by anyone, except perhaps Karajan. The "cradle song" quality of the oboe solo early in the piece is captured to perfection, and the music moves along without ever being in a hurry. The end just floats away without seeming to drag or slow down at all. –Ted Libbey
Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music from the Operas (Klaus Tennstedt) (2005)

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music from the Operas (Rienzi, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg,
Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung) (Klaus Tennstedt) (2005)

Classical | Eac. Flac, Tracks+Cue, Log | Scans | 420.01 MB
Label: EMI | TT: 1:37:12

When these discs were originally released singly in the early '80s, they were not only marvelous recordings of the purely orchestral music from Wagner's operas, they announced the arrival of a marvelous new conductor. At the time, Klaus Tennstedt was known only as the conductor of several astonishingly good recordings of Mahler's symphonies, but his abilities in the standard repertoire were as yet unknown. But with these two discs of recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic, Tennstedt proved that his Mahler was no accident. Indeed, so strong, so central, and so overwhelmingly compelling are his Wagner recordings that his Mahler recordings seem almost accidental. In the disc of excerpts from the Ring operas, Tennstedt is at once immensely dramatic, ecstatically lyrical, and profoundly musical. In the disc of preludes and overtures from Tannhäuser, Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Meistersinger, Tennstedt is at once intensely concentrated, widely expansive, and deeply human. Aided by the super-virtuoso playing of the Berlin Philharmonic and the stupendous impact of EMI's early digital, Tennstedt's Wagner was as fine or finer than any of his contemporaries and nearly in the same league as his predecessors.
Richard Wagner-Orchestral Music-Berliner Philharmoniker cond. Herbert Von Karajan QUAD mix on DTS CD

Richard Wagner Orchestral Music - Berliner Philharmoniker cond. Herbert Von Karajan (1974)
DTS CD (cue + wav) | Channels: 4.0 | 44100Hz | 6 x 100 MB + 92 MB | Covers included
Genre: Classical | Source: SQ encoded CD | Label: EMI


A STUNNING SQ field on this mix. These engineers really knew how to do their stuff.
The Von Karajan sessions were legendary because the Maestro himself used to assist and produce these Quadraphonic mixdowns-he was VERY MUCH into Multichannel.

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music (George Szell)  

Posted by Ebisu at Dec. 24, 2013
Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music (George Szell)

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music (George Szell)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Log | Label: Sony | Scans | 680.70 MB

George Szell (1897-1970), one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century, was born in Budapest, studied piano, conducting, and composing in Vienna and Berlin, and learned his craft as a conductor in the opera houses of Europe. World War II brought him to America, where he conducted at the Metropolitan Opera (1942-1946), and finally led the Cleveland Orchestra from 1946 until his death, "molding the ensemble into one of the world's finest," as the Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music notes. Szell and the Cleveland became as distinguished a collaboration as Toscanini and the NBC or Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. Szell brought the Cleveland Orchestra to such a peak of perfection that many good judges considered the Cleveland under Szell the premier conductor/orchestra team in the world.

Wagner: Orchestral music / Barenboim  

Posted by Berthold_80 at Jan. 31, 2010
Wagner: Orchestral music / Barenboim

Wagner: Orchestral music / Barenboim
Deutsche Grammophon | Entrée | Int. release 01 Oct. 2003
EAC | ape (img+cue) | log | 302 MB

Wagner - Orchestral Music - von Karajan  Music

Posted by incerta at April 2, 2006
Wagner - Orchestral Music - von Karajan


EAC Secure Rip | FLAC + CUE Lossless Image (FLAC 1.1.2) | Tagged MP3 @ 320 kbps (LAME 3.97b2)

Orchestral Music: A Handbook  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Jan. 6, 2016
Orchestral Music: A Handbook

Orchestral Music: A Handbook by David Daniels
English | Oct. 13, 2005 | ISBN: 0810856743 | 640 Pages | EPUB | 88 MB

Orchestral Music: A Handbook  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Sept. 5, 2015
Orchestral Music: A Handbook

Orchestral Music: A Handbook by David Daniels
English | 28 Jan. 1996 | ISBN: 0810832283 | 632 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this compact sourcebook provides information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals. The third edition features 4500 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 30 per cent increase over the second edition), clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes.

Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at March 10, 2015
Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (Repost)

Michael Rosewall, "Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music"
2007 | pages: 634 | ISBN: 0415980046 | PDF | 10,6 mb

A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 6, 2014
A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians (repost)

A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians by Ethan Mordden
English | March 27, 1986 | ISBN: 0195040414 | 592 pages | PDF | 29 MB

Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces–from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms.