Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival 2010)

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival 2010)

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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival 2010) 3 Hours 29 Minutes 
Musikalische Leitung: Andris Nelsons, Chorleitung: Eberhard Friedrich, Lohengrin: Jonas Kaufmann, Heinrich der Vogler: Georg Zeppenfeld, Elsa von Brabant: Annette Dasch, Friedrich von Telramund: Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, Ortrud: Evelyn Herlitzius, Der Heerrufer des Königs: Samuel Youn, 1. Edler: Stefan Heibach, 2. Edler: Willem Van der Heyden, 3. Edler: Rainer Zaun, 4. Edler: Christian Tschelebiew.
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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuther Festspiele 2012) 4 Hour 7 Minutes. Parsifal ist das letzte musikdramatische Werk von Richard Wagner. Wagner selbst bezeichnete das dreiaktige Stück als ein Bühnenweihfestspiel und verfügte, dass es ausschließlich im Bayreuther Festspielhaus aufgeführt werden sollte. Musikalische Leitung Philippe Jordan, Chorleitung Eberhard Friedrich, Amfortas Detlef Roth, Titurel Diógenes Randes, Gurnemanz Kwangchul Youn, Parsifal Burkhard Fritz, Klingsor Thomas Jesatko, Kundry Susan Maclean, 1. Gralsritter Arnold Bezuyen, 2. Gralsritter Christian Tschelebiew, 1. Knappe Julia Borchert, 2. Knappe Ulrike Helzel, 3. Knappe Clemens Bieber, 4. Knappe Willem Van der Heyden, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Julia Borchert
, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Martina Rüping, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Carola Guber, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Christiane Kohl, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Jutta Maria Böhnert, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Ulrike Helzel, Altsolo Simone Schröder.
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[HD] Richard Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude | Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth Festival

[HD] Richard Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude | Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth Festival

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Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde, Opera, WWV 90. Act I. Prelude Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth Festival, 1983. This 1983 Bayreuth Festival film of Wagner's monumental ode to passion is considered by many to be the best available. It is the only production available on DVD to hold to anything like a conventional setting, and only takes a radical interpretation in the last moments of the final act. Wagner's music drama (he used the word 'handlung' or treatment) was inspired in part by the great mediæval romances by Gottfried von Strasbourg and his predecessors, Schopenhauer's philosophy, and his personal life's own reality-show level drama. Wagner's stated intention to write an opera based on the legend of Tristan and Isold, of whom he had read in the thirteenth century narrative poem by Gottfried von Strassburg, first appears in a letter to Franz Liszt of December 16, 1854. The earliest musical sketches date from December 1856, by which date Wagner had already completed the text for Der Ring des Nibelungen, as well as the music for Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, and through Act Two of Siegfried. Wagner had also completed three of his most important writings on the aesthetics of drama. The composition of Tristan und Isolde is entwined in a nexus of Wagner's personal and theoretical concerns. In August 1857, Wagner stopped work on the music for Siegfried, in order to set to work full time on Tristan because, as stated in his 1860 essay The Music of the Future, he wanted to compose an opera of more modest scale with a chance of being produced. The music-drama was completed in Lucerne in March 1859. Wagner's had also composed five songs to poems by Mathilde Wesendonck, his patron's wife, with whom he had become deeply infatuated, two of which he designated as studies for Tristan und Isolde. Wagner himself acknowledged that with the composition of Tristan, he transcended the musical and dramaturgical theories he set out in his earlier treatises. Indeed, the musical language of Tristan has long been acknowledged as the beginning of musical modernism. The harmonic language of Tristan, heaving as it does with prolonged courses of unresolved dissonances, not only enacts musically the sexual tension between the opera's two central characters, but also points to the liberation of dissonance from the constraints of tonality that Arnold Schoenberg and others in the twentieth century would champion. The Prelude to Tristan fully exemplifies Wagner's forward-looking approach to both harmony and the issue of musical form -- or, some would say, formlessness -- that operates centrally in his music-dramas. Alfred Lorenz argued in his 1924 study, The Musical Form of Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde", that the opera's prelude and three acts consist of large-scale Bogen ("arch," e.g., ABA; Prelude-Act I, and Act Two) and Bar (e.g., AAB; Act Three) forms, and that the entire opera-prelude and all acts combined falls into a giant Bogen form. In 2000, Robert Bailey argued that the form of the Prelude to Tristan can be understood to unfold in cycles of repeating phrase units. The Prelude also unfolds Wagner's Leitmotif technique, in which instrumental music introduces central motives which correspond with characters and ideas. Wagner seems to have explored the implications of one of Tristan's central Leitmotif -- that consisting of four ascending chromatic pitches and introduced by the oboe in the opening measures of the Prelude -- in his song "Im Treibhaus," which was one of the five Wesendonck songs. Additionally, a strong connection exists between the music of the Act Two love scene of Tristan and that of another study for Tristan, Wagner's earlier Wesendonck song, "Träume."
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Wagner - Götterdämmerung - Hoi-ho! - Bayreuth Festival

Wagner - Götterdämmerung - Hoi-ho! - Bayreuth Festival

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Hagen - Josef Greindl Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus photo - Josef Greindl as Hagen
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Richard Wagner - Tannhauser "Pilgrim's Chorus" - Bayreuth Festival

Richard Wagner - Tannhauser "Pilgrim's Chorus" - Bayreuth Festival

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Performance of the "Pilgrim's Chorus" by the Bayreuth Festival orchestra and chorus. Note - this is a concert version and not from an actual performance of the opera.
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Richard Wagner "Flying Dutchman" Overture

Richard Wagner "Flying Dutchman" Overture

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Round Top Music Festival June 8, 2013 Texas Festival Orchestra; Perry So, conductor
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Wagner SIEGFRIED "Waldweben" - AIMS Festival Orchestra - Gerrit Prießnitz

Wagner SIEGFRIED "Waldweben" - AIMS Festival Orchestra - Gerrit Prießnitz

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AIMS in Graz 2013 Richard Wagner Gala Waldweben - SIEGFRIED AIMS Festival Orchestra Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz Graz, Stefaniensaal, 1.8.2013
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ORF 2 | 22.01.2013 | 17:30 Uhr | heute leben | Kulturcocktail - Wagner Festival Wels

ORF 2 | 22.01.2013 | 17:30 Uhr | heute leben | Kulturcocktail - Wagner Festival Wels

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Germany 1934 - Festspiele Bayreuth Adolf Hitler Richard Wagner

Germany 1934 - Festspiele Bayreuth Adolf Hitler Richard Wagner

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History - Festspiele Bayreuth 1934 Adolf Hitler Richard Wagner Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLEtu_bvreispSTeS_m08OcY8sC26bJVN The Bayreuth Festival (German: Bayreuther Festspiele) is a music festival held annually in Bayreuth, Germany, at which performances of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner are presented. Wagner himself conceived and promoted the idea of a special festival to showcase his own works, in particular his monumental cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen and Parsifal. Performances take place in a specially designed theatre, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Wagner personally supervised the design and construction of the theatre, which contained many architectural innovations to accommodate the huge orchestras for which Wagner wrote as well as the composer's particular vision about the staging of his works. The Festival has become a pilgrimage destination for Wagner enthusiasts, who often must wait years to obtain tickets. In the 1920s, well before the rise of the Nazi Party, Winifred Wagner became a strong supporter and close personal friend of Adolf Hitler; her correspondence with Hitler has never been released by the Wagner family. She and other festival leaders were members of Nazi chief ideologue Alfred Rosenberg's Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur, which actively suppressed modernist music and works by "degenerate" artists. The festival maintained some artistic independence under the Third Reich. Ironically, Hitler attended performances that included Jewish and foreign singers, long after they had been banned from all other venues across Germany (including heldentenor Max Lorenz, married to a well-known Jewish woman). Winifred's influence with Hitler was so strong that Hitler even wrote a letter (at her behest) to anti-fascist Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, begging him to lead the festival. Toscanini refused. From 1933 to 1942, the festival was conducted principally by Karl Elmendorff. It was under the Third Reich that the festival made its first break from tradition, abandoning the deteriorating 19th century sets created by Richard Wagner. Many protested at the changes, including prominent conductors such as Toscanini and Richard Strauss, and even some members of the Wagner family. In their view, any change to the festival was a profanation against "the Master" (Wagner). Nevertheless, Hitler approved of the changes, thus paving the way for more innovations in the decades to come. During the war, the festival was turned over to the Nazi Party, which continued to sponsor operas for wounded soldiers returning from the front. These soldiers were forced to attend lectures on Wagner before the performances, and most found the festival to be tedious. However, as “guests of the Führer”, none complained. opera Oper Lohengrin Geschichte Doku documentary Musik Opernhaus Tristan Isolde The Ring Meistersinger von Nürnberg Parsifal Der fliegende Holländer Tannhäuser Der Ring des Nibelungen Flying Dutchman Rienzi
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Wagner: Ring - Barenboim - Kupfer - Bayreuth Festival

Wagner: Ring - Barenboim - Kupfer - Bayreuth Festival

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NEWLY REMASTERED 11-DVD BOX SET Kultur is pleased to announce its release of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in June & July 1991 and 1992. This historic Ring Cycle, under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim. In going back to the original high definition video master tapes and using cutting-edge encoding technology, Kultur was able to maximize the video quality of this new presentation of this historic Ring. Along with the 11-disc transfer, this allowed Kultur to exploit the DVD standard to its fullest and including three audio streams, LPCM, Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The production of Wagner's Ring at the Bayreuth Festival is an event that takes place every six years. Bayreuth recordings of the complete cycle are rare; this is the second filmed version. The Kupfer/Barenboim Ring was performed over a five-year period and recorded at the conclusion when the "Bayreuth Workshop" had raised "the quality of the performance to an almost unsurpassable level" (Der Tagesspiegel), Please visit http://www.kultur.com/Wagner-Ring-Bayreuth-Festival-p/d4755.htm for more information on this program
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Tannhäuser (3.Akt) - Richard Wagner Festival Wels

Tannhäuser (3.Akt) - Richard Wagner Festival Wels

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Tannhäuser (2013, 2015) Dirigent: Ralf Weikert ​ Regie: Herbert Adler ​ Ausstattung: Dietmar Solt Solisten: Reinhard Hagen, Jon Ketilsson, Astrid Weber, Hermine May, Clemens Unterreiner, Christian Sturm, Nicolas Legoux, Franz Gürtelschmied, Marco Di Sapia, Peter Seiffert, Martin Achrainer, Petra Maria Schnitzer, Judith Németh, Iva Schell
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Wagner GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG "Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt" - AIMS Festival Orchestra - Gerrit Prießnitz

Wagner GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG "Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt" - AIMS Festival Orchestra - Gerrit Prießnitz

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AIMS in Graz 2013 Richard Wagner Gala Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt - GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG AIMS Festival Orchestra Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz Graz, Stefaniensaal, 1.8.2013
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WT1 - Richard Wagner Festival Wels 2011

WT1 - Richard Wagner Festival Wels 2011

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Wagner: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Bayreuth)

Wagner: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Bayreuth)

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Last year's revival of Jan Philipp Gloger's controversial 2012 production was greeted (as so often in Bayreuth) with huge acclaim. He translates the tale of the Dutchman, whose travails can only be redeemed through the unconditional love of a woman (Senta), to a future time, where part-human/part-cyborgs grind out an existence in a world completely subservient to business and commerce. In the modern fan-making factory, which replaces the world of Senta and her fellow seamstresses, we see a final tableau in which the Dutchman's and Senta's heavenly union is 'commemorated' by the factory workers now producing souvenir statuettes of the couple. The production stars Samuel Youn, Ricarda Merbeth, and Franz-Josef Selig, and is conducted by Christian Thielemann, arguably the greatest Wagnerian conductor of today. Der Holländer: Samuel Youn Daland: Franz-Josef Selig Senta: Ricarda Merbeth Erik: Tomislav Mužek Mary: Christa Mayer Der Steuermann: Benjamin Bruns Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus Director: Jan Philipp Gloger Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, July 2013 What the press said: ''Christian Thielemann and Das Festspielorchester received the biggest cheers, and rightly so: their account -- thrillingly intense and demonic, while respecting of the sweeter passages -- was superlative.'' The Financial Times ''The excellent Mr. Youn is a sympathetic and suffering Dutchman who sings with dignity touched with anguish.'' The New York Times Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 2014
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Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

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Conductor: Christian Thielemann Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra Recording live from the Bayreuth Festival, July 25th, 2012.
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Wagner conduts Wagner | Tristan Und Isolde's Love Duet | Bayreuth Festival, c. 1882 (Rare)

Wagner conduts Wagner | Tristan Und Isolde's Love Duet | Bayreuth Festival, c. 1882 (Rare)

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Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, Opera, WWV 90. This rare recording with Wagner conducting is the only recorded example of the composer interpreting one of his own works. Only one single recording has survived as a testimony of Wagner's art as a conductor: 00:00 Act II. Love Duet (fragments), original 04:05 Act II. Love Duet (fragments), restored (audio restauration using the cedar process) Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) with Amalie Materna, soprano, Albert Niemann, tenor, Marianne Brandt, mezzo-soprano. Recording c. 1882 in the earlier cylinders, Bayreuth Festival. (Note: c. is the latin term "circa") in Wagner conducts Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde/Das Rheingold/Die Walküre, Grammophono. Part II Siegfried Wagner conducts Richard Wagner: https://youtu.be/jIyMBMTfyJg The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison on July 18, 1877. His first successful recording and reproduction of intelligible sounds, achieved early in the following December, used a thin sheet of tin foil wrapped around a hand-cranked grooved metal cylinder. Thomas Edison had developed his tin-foil phonograph in 1878, and it made its way to Europe in that year. Phonograph cylinders are the earliest commercial medium for recording and reproducing sound. These hollow cylindrical objects have an audio recording engraved on the outside surface, which can be reproduced when they are played on a mechanical cylinder phonograph. Despite Wagner was ceptical about the sound machine, he was nevertheless not outside the thoughs of Thomas Edison. After he had been experimenting with his invention in 1878 by playing a recorded song backwards, he wrote: "the song is still melodious in many cases, and some of the strains are sweet and novel, but altoghether different from the song reproduced in the right way. Wagner wasn't the monopoly of the music of the future - I'm going into the machine composing business." Letter to Wiliam Preece, 19.II.1878. (The papers of Thomas A. Edison, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press). Friedrich Nietzsche, who in his younger years was one of Wagner's staunchest allies, wrote that, for him, "Tristan and Isolde is the real opus metaphysicum of all art... insatiable and sweet craving for the secrets of night and death... it is overpowering in its simple grandeur". In a letter to his friend Erwin Rohde in October 1868, Nietzsche described his reaction to Tristan's Prelude: "I simply cannot bring myself to remain critically aloof from this music; every nerve in me is atwitch, and it has been a long time since I had such a lasting sense of ecstasy as with this overture". Even after his break with Wagner, Nietzsche continued to consider Tristan a masterpiece: "Even now I am still in search of a work which exercises such a dangerous fascination, such a spine-tingling and blissful infinity as Tristan - I have sought in vain, in every art." Tristan und Isolde is an Opera in three acts to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the romance by Gottfried von Straßburg. Wagner referred to the work not as an opera, but called it "eine Handlung" (literally a drama). Wagner's composition of Tristan und Isolde was inspired by his affair with Mathilde Wesendonck and the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. Widely acknowledged as one of the peaks of the operatic repertory, Tristan was notable for Wagner's advanced use of chromaticism, tonality, orchestral colour and harmonic suspension. LIBRETTO Liebesnacht von Tristan und Isolde, zweiter Aufzug, zweite szene | "Love-Night" from Act 2, Scene 2 TRISTAN […] ohn' Erwachen, ohn' Erbangen, namenlos in Lieb' umfangen, ganz uns selbst gegeben, der Liebe nur zu leben! ISOLDE (wie in sinnender Entrücktheit zu ihm aufblickend) So stürben wir, um ungetrennt, - TRISTAN ewig einig ohne End', - ISOLDE ohn' Erwachen, - TRISTAN ohn' Erbangen, - BEIDE namenlos in Lieb' umfangen, ganz uns selbst gegeben, der Liebe nur zu leben! (Isolde neigt wie überwältigt das Haupt an seine Brust) BRANGÄNES STIMME (wie vorher) Habet acht! Habet acht! Schon weicht dem Tag die Nacht. […] BEIDE […] Hehr erhabne Liebesnacht! Wen du umfangen, wem du gelacht, wie wär' ohne Bangen aus dir er je erwacht? Nun banne das Bangen, holder Tod, sehnend verlangter Liebestod! In deinen Armen, dir geweiht, urheilig Erwarmen, von Erwachens Not befreit! Wie sie fassen, wie sie lassen, diese Wonne, Fern der Sonne, fern der Tage Trennungsklage! Ohne Wähnen sanftes Sehnen; ohne Bangen süss Verlangen; ohne Wehen hehr Vergehen; ohne Schmachten hold Umnachten; ohne Meiden, ohne Scheiden, traut allein, ewig heim, in ungemessnen Räumen übersel'ges Träumen. TRISTAN Tristan du, ich Isolde, nicht mehr Tristan! ISOLDE Du Isolde, Tristan ich, nicht mehr Isolde! BEIDE Ohne Nennen, ohne Trennen, neu Erkennen, neu Entbrennen; endlos ewig, ein-bewusst: heiss erglühter Brust höchste Liebeslust! (Sie bleiben in verzückter Stellung) [...]
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