Wagner: Orchestral Music

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 (George Szell)  Music

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.
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

Wagner: Orchestral music / Barenboim  Music

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
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.

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)

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Works (Leopold Stokowski) (2004)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at Dec. 23, 2013
Richard Wagner - Orchestral Works (Leopold Stokowski) (2004)

Richard Wagner - Orchestral Works (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony of the Air, London Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski) (2004)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 401.8 MB
Label: BMG Classical | TT: 79:10

Well, the contents of this well-filled disc may take more space than the actual review. The music here was originally issued on two discs in the Stokowski Stereo Set from RCA in 1997. The music on those discs was, in turn, taken from three LPs recorded in 1960, 61, 73 and 1974. What amazes me is that the music from the earlier recordings doesn't SOUND like it was recorded a decade earlier.
Robert Stumpf II
Measha Brueggergosman  & The Cleveland Orchestra - Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, Orchestral Music (2010)

Measha Brueggergosman & The Cleveland Orchestra - Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, Orchestral Music (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 300 MB | no scans
Classical/Orchestra/Vocal | 72:10

Deutsche Grammophon continues its successful relationship with the acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra and its chief conductor Franz Welser-Most with this thrilling all-Wagner album. The release of this album will tie in with Franz Welser-Most picking up the baton as General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera. The Clevelanders deliver Lohengrin Prelude (Act I and Act III), The Ride of the Valkyries, the Rienzi and Meistersinger Overture, and the orchestral version of opera's non plus ultra of love's power to transfigure, the Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde. The impact of soprano Measha Brueggergosman's Wesendonck Lieder, was, said The Plain Dealer "as if she'd penned them herself Tracking Brueggergosman's every move from fierce declamation down to the faintest whisper, Welser-Most and crew nudge the singer's performance into the musical heavens."

Wagner, Otto Klemperer - Great Recordings Of The Century (2002)  Music

Posted by thingska at Sept. 11, 2010
Wagner, Otto Klemperer - Great Recordings Of The Century (2002)

Wagner, Otto Klemperer - Great Recordings Of The Century (2002)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | September 17, 2002 | 771 Mb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Classics | Hotfile, Fileserve

Wether you love Wagner operas or just his orchestal music or even if you are new to Wagner's music, this is the definitive orchestal recording to have. This 2 CD set contains 157 minutes of the best orchestal Wagner ever available. The Philharmonia Orchestra under the batoon of Otto Klemperer plays perfect, the tempi is slow but not boring, in fact with a lot of feeling and the sound is amazing. The Siegfried Idyll is played with small amount of instruments, just as Wagner intended it to be played.

Wagner · Orchestral Favourites · RCO · Chailly  Music

Posted by platico at Dec. 13, 2008
Wagner · Orchestral Favourites · RCO · Chailly

Wagner · Orchestral Favourites · RCO · Riccardo Chailly
APE | CUE | Booklet | 299 MB