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  1. Wagner: Rienzi (Edward Downes recording)

    The last of Wagner's early operas and his overall longest opera ever at 4 hours and 40 minutes. There's lots of pomp and circumstance here with choruses and ensembles, processions, and a 39 minute ballet. It was well worth the long time to listen to it all in my opinion. I actually quite like its over-the-top nature.

    There are many great selections. The overture, the opening scene, the Act I final, the Act II opening, the ballet, the Act II final, Adriano's aria "Gerechter Gott",
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    Updated Jul-26-2020 at 16:29 by adriesba

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    Classical Music , Opera
  2. Wagner: Das Liebesverbot (Edward Downes recording)

    BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra and BBC Northern Singers

    Friedrich - Raimund Herincx
    Luzio - Alexander Young
    Claudio - Ian Caley
    Antonio - Neil Jenkins
    Angelo - William Elvin
    Isabella - April Cantelo
    Mariana - Ilse Wolf
    Brighella - Lawrence Richard
    Danieli - Leslie Fyson
    Dorella - Elizabeth Gale
    Pontio Pilato - David Lennox

    From the DG Wagner: Complete Operas box.

    Well, this was rather odd. It's hard
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    Updated Jul-24-2020 at 00:50 by adriesba

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    Classical Music , Opera
  3. Wagner: Die Feen (Edward Downes recording)

    BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra and BBC Northern Singers

    Arindal - John Mitchinson
    Ada - April Cantelo
    Lora - Lorna Haywood
    Morald - Tom McDonnell
    Gunther - Richard Greager
    Gernot - Paul Hudson
    Drolla - Teresa Cahill
    Zemina - Elizabeth Gale
    Farzana - Della Jones
    Harald - Don Garrard
    Groma - Don Garrard
    Fairy king - Don Garrard
    Messenger - Jolyon Dodgson


    Recording from the DG Wagner: Complete
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    Updated Jul-22-2020 at 12:25 by adriesba

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    Classical Music , Opera
  4. Glenn Gould, Beethoven, Liszt ‎– Piano Transcription: Symphony No. 6 (''Pastoral'')

    This week, our lone Tuesday Blog share for July completes our two-part look at Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies, with a performance of the Pastoral Symphony.

    For the past few months, we have been living through a pandemic and, as I considered musing about this week’s share, I got to wonder how Glenn Gould – a notorious germophobe – would have fared through a situation like this one. My conclusion is simple: I think he would done just fine, given he lived
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  5. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim & Mozart

    This week’s podcast, closing out the second quarter of 2020, is one more in our series dedicated to Mozart’s piano concertos in sets of three, and follows a pattern we used in 2015 with a pair of pianists who each get one solo concerto and combine in a double concerto.

    Unlike other montages in this series, with the benefit of about 7 of these if we include three Tuesday playlists from a Time Life compilation, we are considering three concerti we’ve programmed at least once in
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    Updated Jun-30-2020 at 12:01 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
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