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Classic Richard Wagner

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Classic Richard Wagner
Classic Richard Wagner


A perennial best seller in the Telarc catalogue, "The 'Ring' Without Words", recorded by Lorin Maazel and the Berlin Philharmonic is an orchestral overview of Richard Wagner's four "Ring" operas.

Other well-known Wagner compositions included in the specially priced 3-CD box set are Act 1 of Die Walküre by Lorin Maazel and the Pittsburgh Symphony and Die Meistersinger, Tristan und Isold along with various overtures by Jesús López-Cobos and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


  1. Name
  2. Das Rheingold: Thus, we begin in the "greenish twilight" of the Rhine, (Arr. Maazel)
  3. Das Rheingold: float up to the home of the Gods, (Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla) [Arr. Maazel]
  4. Das Rheingold: fall amongst hammering dwarfs "smithying" away, (Arr. Maazel)
  5. Das Rheingold: ride Donner's thunderbolt, crawl with the thirst-crazed Siegmund to the haven (temporary) of Sieglinde's hearth and solace [Arr. Maazel]
  6. Die Walküre, Act I: In the sound code, we "see" his loving gaze, (Arr. Maazel)
  7. Die Walküre, Act I: their flight, (Arr. Maazel)
  8. Die Walküre, Act II: Wotan's rage, (Arr. Maazel)
  9. Die Walküre, Act III: the Cavalcade of Brünnhilde's sisters, (Ride of the Valkyries) [Arr. Maazel]
  10. Die Walküre, Act III: Wotan's farewell to his favorite daughter, (Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music) [Arr. Maazel]
  11. Siegfried, Act I: Mime's fright, (Arr. Maazel)
  12. Siegfried, Act I: Siegfried's forging of the magic sword, (Arr. Maazel)
  13. Siegfried, Act I: his wanderings through the forest, (Arr. Maazel)
  14. Siegfried, Act II: his slaying of the Dragon, (Arr. Maazel)
  15. Siegfried, Act II: the Dragon's lament, (Arr. Maazel)
  16. Götterdämmerung, Act I: day breaking 'round Siegfried's and Brünnhilde's passion, (Arr. Maazel)
  17. Götterdämmerung, Act I: Siegfried's Rhine journey, (Arr. Maazel)
  18. Götterdämmerung, Act II: Hagen's call to his clan, (Arr. Maazel)
  19. Götterdämmerung, Act II: Siegfried and the Rhinemaidens, (Arr. Maazel)
  20. Götterdämmerung, Act III: his death and the funeral music, (Arr. Maazel)
  21. Götterdämmerung, Act III: immolation. (Arr. Maazel)
  22. Wagner: Die Walkure: Vorspiel
  23. Wagner: Die Walkure: Wes Herd dies auch sei, hier muss ich rasten
  24. Wagner: Die Walkure: Einen Unseligen labtest du
  25. Wagner: Die Walkure: Mud am Herd fand ich den Mann
  26. Wagner: Die Walkure: Friedmund darf ich nicht heissen
  27. Wagner: Die Walkure: Die so leidig Los dir beschied
  28. Wagner: Die Walkure: Ich weiss ein wildes Geschlecht
  29. Wagner: Die Walkure: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater
  30. Wagner: Die Walkure: Schlafst du, Gast?
  31. Wagner: Die Walkure: Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond
  32. Wagner: Die Walkure: Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte
  33. Wagner: Die Walkure: O susseste Wonne! Seligstes Weib!
  34. Wagner: Die Walkure: Siegmund heiss ich und Siegmund bin ich!
  35. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Prelude to Act I
  36. Overture to Rienzi
  37. Faust Overture
  38. Overture to The Flying Dutchman
  39. Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod
  40. Overture to Tannhauser
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