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Episode 2

Afternoon on 3, Wagner 200 Episode 2 of 4

Wagner 200: in the week of Wagner's anniversary, Katie Derham presents Act 1 of Die Walküre conducted by the leading Wagner conductor Donald Runnicles. Wagner's influence on other composers is explored with music by his rival Berlioz and his follower Humperdinck. And there's a lush symphonic poem by the young Schoenberg who was at that stage awash with the music of Richard Wagner.

from 2.00pm
Wagner: Faust Overture
BBC Concert Orchestra, Johannes Wildner (conductor)

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela from Lemminkainen suite Op.22
Colin Stark (cor anglais), Ulster Orchestra, Paul Watkins (conductor)

Wagner: Die Walküre Act 1
Sieglinde ..... Heidi Melton (soprano),
Siegmund ..... Stuart Skelton (tenor),
Hunding ..... Reinhard Hagen (bass)
BBC Scottish SO, Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Berlioz: Overture to Beatrice et Benedict
BBC Scottish SO, Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande - symphonic poem (Op.5)
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Humperdinck: Overture to Hansel and Gretel
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 21 May 2013 14:00