Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi, Wagner
May release, in stereo
Sadly, if the singing is duff then you have an epic fail on your hands. Man cannot live by accompaniment alone, frequently there must also be a vocal line!
I suspect that Wagner, who went to the trouble of researching medieval romances and Norse mythology, writing librettos in multiple drafts over periods of years, and having a theater built to give proper performances of his works, would not be comforted by the thought that at least his orchestra was still playing the notes he wrote. But you do have a point, and for those disillusioned with what's happened to Wagnerian singing and theatrical production, there are still the many overtures, preludes, interludes, and arrangements such as the following synthesis of love music from Tristan. It's beautifully performed, and I can't recommend it too highly:
Lol, that's very adorable of you, Mr. Woodduck. Btw, my comment was a reference to ideas likeI can't recommend it too highly:
Sitting with a companion at a rehearsal for Tristan, Wagner said "close your eyes and listen to the orchestra."
I doubt that there are any ideas "like" that. Wagner and his friend were at a rehearsal, his score was new, and he was proud of it. He wanted his friend to hear what he had accomplished. For all we know, what was going on onstage was still a work in progress.Lol, that's very adorable of you, Mr. Woodduck. Btw, my comment was a reference to ideas like