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Wagner, Strauss, Bruckner and Wolf

Donald Macleod explores Wagner's influence on the next musical generation: Bruckner, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf.

Donald Macleod ends this week exploring the musical connections between Wagner and his contemporaries with excerpts from his final great music-drama, Parsifal. He examines the colossal effect it would go on to have on a younger generation of composers, including Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and Hugo Wolf.

We also look at the famous, and boozy, meeting between Wagner and perhaps his most devoted musical admirer, the Austrian Anton Bruckner, whose Third Symphony was dedicated to Wagner.

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Fri 6 May 2016 18:30

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  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal: Prelude to Act I

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
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    • 5.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal (Act I excerpt) - Wehvolles Erbe, dem ich verfallen

    Performer: Simon Estes. Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. Choir: Bayreuth Festival Chorus. Conductor: James Levine.
    • Philips 214842 2.
    • 5.
  • Richard Wagner

    Albumblatt fur Betty Schott

    Performer: Gerhard Oppitz.
    • RCA Victor Red Seal 09026 61843 2.
    • 2.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 3 - III. Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • Tudor 7133.
    • 3.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal (Act III excerpt) - Good Friday Music

    Singer: Hans Hotter. Singer: Jess Thomas. Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch.
    • Philips 464 756 2.
    • 6.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Zur Ruh, zur Ruh!

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon 447515 2.
    • 6.

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