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  Wagner: Orchestral music - Furtwängler
  Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Overture); Lohengrin (Prelude, Act 1); Tannhäuser (Overture); Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Overture, Dance of the Apprentices); Die Walküre (Ride of the Walkyries); Götterdämmerung (Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Funeral Music)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler (Furtwangler)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by JJ July 18, 2015 (0 of 5 found this review helpful)
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This tribute to the famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler via the music of Richard Wagner gathers the Overtures (The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser) and Preludes (Lohengrin Act I, The Master-Singers of Nuremberg Act I), as well as such orchestral pieces as The Ride of the Valkyries, Siegfried’s Travels on the Rhine, or Siegfried’s Funeral March. Wilhelm Furtwängler was an immense artist, and as Pierre-Emile Barbier states: “Above all, he excelled as an interpreter. He was most notably influenced by the musicologist Heinrich Schenker, who developed structural listening, that is to say a precise analysis of a score in order to grasp its unity. This manner of reading corresponds, if you like, to understanding an idea in the Platonic sense (the ideal mold that the composer conceived). It is this understanding of the larger form of the work to which Furtwängler grew particularly attached. For him, the interpreter had to bring the music alive. For that, he had to do rigorous work of preparation and comprehension of the work he is interpreting.” …There is nothing more to say.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 6  

Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63
Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96
Richard Wagner - Die Walküre, WWV 86B
Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D
Richard Wagner - Lohengrin, WWV 75
Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg, WWV 70