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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Part Two: In Search of the Ideal Woman

Tuesday 16 November 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 23 November 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Wagners vision of true love was immortalised in many of his operas, but his own journey towards the perfect marriage was long and difficult. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Act II, ‘Dir, Göttin der Liebe, soll mein Lied ertönen!’
René Kollo, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Decca 470 810-2, CD 2, track 9

Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer: Act II, Senta’s Ballade
Hildegard Behrens, Josef Protschka, Iris Vermillion, Choir of the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi
Decca 436 418-2,   CD1, track 11, CD2, tracks 1 & 2

Wagner: Eine Sonate für das Album von Frau Mathilde Wesendonck
Daniel Levy (piano)
Edelweiss  ED1024,  track 8

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I
Orchestra of Dresden State Opera, conducted by Carlos Kleiber
Deutsche Grammophon 413 315-2,  CD 1, track 1

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
The London Classical Players, conducted by Roger Norrington
EMI  CDC55555479 2, track 5




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