Wagner: Orchestral Favourites (2CD)

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Wagner: Orchestral Favourites


Rienzi Overture

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

Tannhäuser: Overture

Tannhäuser: Venusberg Music (bacchanale)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Siegfried Idyll

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Da zu dir der Heiland kam (from Die Meistersinger)

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Say what you will about your favorite recording of this or that Wagner opera. There has never been a better long term Wagner "cycle" than the one that came from the partnership between Sir Georg Solti and the Wiener Philharmoniker. This collection of orchestral excerpts is, in its own way, every bit as worthwhile.
Here in two discs (for the price of one no less) we have a great sampling of what makes Wagner's music so moving and magical. Just listen to the preludes from Tristan and Parsifal or the Funeral March from Die Götterdämmerung--this is stuff that revolutionized how we think of music