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1857/58 Richard Wagner (1813-1883) – Wesendonck-Lieder by Luca

The circumstances under which Richard Wagner composed his Wesendonck Lieder are nearly legendary. In May of 1849 the fall of the provisional government that led the Dresden rebellion put an end to Wagner’s revolutionary activities. He was forced to flee, first to Weimar, then, with the help of Liszt, to Zurich, Switzerland, where he sought […]

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M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Stehe still!” (1858) from “Wesendonck Lieder” – Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Stehe still!” (1858) from “Wesendonck Lieder” – Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). ARCHIPEL Studio Recording “Wesendock Lieder – Ouverture Tannhäuser & Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – 1940-55 Recordings” – ℗ 2008 Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester – Recorded in 1955. […]

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M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Der Engel” (1857) from “Wesendonck Lieder”- Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Der Engel” (1857) from “Wesendonck Lieder”- Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). ARCHIPEL Studio Recording “Wesendock Lieder – Ouverture Tannhäuser & Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – 1940-55 Recordings” – ℗ 2008 Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester – Recorded in 1955. ——————————————————————————- […]

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Tristan und Isolde – Richard Wagner by Luca

A vassal is sent to woo a beauteous princess for his lord. While he is bringing her home the two, by accident, drink a love potion, and ever thereafter their hearts are fettered together. In the midday of delirious joy, in the midnight of deepest woe, their thoughts are only of each other, for each […]

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Ludwig Suthaus & Kirsten Flagstad: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” and “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” from the II Act of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) by Luca

Ludwig Suthaus & Kirsten Flagstad: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” and “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” from the II Act of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (1865). EMI Classics Studio Recording “Tristan und Isolde” – ℗ 1952 Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler. —————————- “It’s not surprising that this sublime performance of Wagner’s […]

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Siegfried Jerusalem & Waltraud Meier – “Isolde! Geliebte! … Wie lange fern! … O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe … So starben wir, um ungetrennt” – “Tristan und Isolde” Act II Scene II “Liebesnacht” (Love Duet) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Siegfried Jerusalem & Waltraud Meier – “Isolde! Geliebte! … Wie lange fern! … O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe … So starben wir, um ungetrennt” – “Tristan und Isolde” Act II Scene II “Liebesnacht” (Love Duet) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). LIVE in Bayreuth – 1995 Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele M.° Daniel Barenboim Conductor […]

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Waltraud Meier – “Hörst du uns nicht? Isolde! … Mild und leise wie er lächelt” Isoldes Liebestod – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) III Act III Scene II Part – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Waltraud Meier – “Hörst du uns nicht? Isolde! … Mild und leise wie er lächelt” Isoldes Liebestod – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) III Act III Scene II Part – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). With Marjana Lipovsek as Brangäne. LIVE at the Bayerische Staatsoper München – 1999 M.° Zubin Mehta conducts the Bayerische Staatsoper Orchester. […]

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Kirsten Flagstad – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) – “Vorspiel und Liebestod” by Luca

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) – “Vorspiel und Liebestod”. EMI Classics Studio Recording – “Tristan und Isolde” – ℗ 1952 Kirsten Flagstad Sospano Philharmonia Orchestra M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler Conductor. ————————————————– “Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda, or Tristran and Ysolt) is an opera, or music drama, […]

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Max Lorenz – “Brünhilde, heiliger Braut!” – (“Ermordung Siegfrieds” & “Orchesterzwischenspiel: Trauermusik beim Tode Siegfrieds” – Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March) – “Götterdämmerung” (1876) III Act II Scene – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Max Lorenz – “Brünhilde, heiliger Braut!” – (“Ermordung Siegfrieds” & “Orchesterzwischenspiel: Trauermusik beim Tode Siegfrieds” – Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March) – “Götterdämmerung” (1876) III Act II Scene – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). LIVE Recording April 4, 1950 Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala – Milano – I M.° Wilhelm Wilhelm Furtwängler Conductor.

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