Tag Archives: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Richard Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries + Magic Fire Music: great compositions/performances


Richard WagnerRide of the Valkyries + Magic Fire Music (orchestral versions)

From “50 Erotic Classics – Sensual Classical Music from the Red Room”, Philharmonia Slavonica conducted by Alfred Scholz. From “Classic Operas – Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelungen (Highlights)”, Budapest Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gyorgy Lehel.I do not own any of the material in the video.

 

L’ÉTOILE – Oper von Emmanuel Chabrier | Staatsoper Berlin



Premiere: 16. Mai 2010 | Staatsoper Unter den Linden | Berlin

Wiederaufnahme: 04. Dezember 2011 | Staatsoper im Schiller Theater | Berlin

http://www.staatsoper-berlin.de

 

Forest Murmurs – Siegfried Act II – Wagner – Nature [Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.]



The peaceful beauty of the forest enchants Siegfried. He listens to the song of a bird, who tells him of a beautiful woman named Brünnhilde, asleep on a mountain encircled by a ring of magic fire. Only one who has no fear can pass through the flames and awaken her from sleep. Siegfried immediately sets out to find her.

Music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Today Birthday: Sir Georg Solti (1912)


Sir Georg Solti (1912)

Solti was a Hungarian-born British conductor. Not long after making his piano debut at age 12, he decided he wanted to conduct. He returned to piano during WWII and won the 1942 Geneva International Competition. After the war, he began conducting again and led orchestras all over Europe and the US. As director of the Royal Opera House, he made the first full recording of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, one of history’s most celebrated recordings. How did he earn the nickname “the screaming skull“? More… Discuss