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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

5. Comic Turns

Friday 19 November 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 26 November 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod searches, not always successfully, for a bit of humour in Wagner's music.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Wagner: Götterdämmerung: extract from Prologue
Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Decca  455 569-2,  CD1,  track 6

Wagner: Das Liebesverbot : Overture
Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orpheo  C345953, CD1, track 1

Wagner: Das Rheingold: Scene 3, Alberich’s capture.
George London, Set Svanholm, Gustav Neidlinger, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Decca  455 556-2, CD2, track 5

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act II, finale
Theo Adam, Geraint Evans, Peter Schreier, Ruth Hesse, Karl Ridderbusch,  René Kollo, Kurt Moll, Leipzig Radio Choir, Choir and Orchestra of Dresden State Opera, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
EMI  CDM 567086 2,  CD2, Track 16, 17

Wagner: Descendons gaiement la courtille
Bamberg Symphony Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orfeo  C 312 941 A,  track 8

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act III, Scene 5, Finale
Karl Ridderbusch ,Hans Sotin, Jean Cox, Hannelore Bode, Gerd Nienstedt, József Dene, Heribert Steinbach, Hartmut Bauer, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival, conducted by Silvio Varviso
Philips   434 611-2, CD4, tracks 7-9




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