Wagner - The Ring, Siegfried Idyll - Neeme Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 2008 (SACD-R, ISO)

Wagner – The Ring, Siegfried Idyll – Neeme Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra – 2008 (SACD-R, ISO)

Composer: Richard Wagner
Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 SACD-R
Format: ISO
Bit Depth: 64 (2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 5.0, 2.0
Label: Chandos
Size: 3.63 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Neeme Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Wagner: The Ring, Siegfried Idyll (2008)

Richard Wagner (1813-83)

The Ring, an orchestral adventure 60:19

01. Das Rheingold: Vorspiel 3:57
02. Das Rheingold: Das Rheingold 1:59
03. Das Rheingold: Nibelheim 2:32
04. Das Rheingold: Walhall 3:25
05. Die Walküre: Die Walküren 3:51
06. Die Walküre: Feuerzauber 3:29
07. Siegfried: Waldweben 2:10
08. Siegfried: Siegfrieds Heldentat 6:16
09. Siegfried: Brünnhildes Erwachen 4:59
10. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried und Brünnhilde 4:19
11. Götterdämmerung: Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt 5:36
12. Götterdämmerung: Siegfrieds Tod 4:47
13. Götterdämmerung: Trauermusik 5:09
14. Götterdämmerung: Brünnhildes Opfertat 7:47

Siegfried Idyll 15:09

15. Siegfried Idyll – Ruhig bewegt – 6:11
16. Siegfried Idyll – Leicht bewegt – 2:40
17. Siegfried Idyll – Lebhaft – Rallentando 6:16

At Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow: 5–7 August 2007
Recording producer Brian Couzens
Sound engineer Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer Jonathan Cooper

This 67-minute, orchestra-only version of Wagner’s famous opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen is arranged by Henk de Vlieger, arranger, composer and percussionist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. The work was commissioned by the orchestra and the result is a 14-section fiery musical spectacle entitled The Ring, an orchestral adventure. This symphonic ‘compilation’ compresses Wagner’s four mighty Ring operas, yet includes all the major themes and ‘leitmotifs’. The result is an overwhelming experience and a must for anyone who loves blazing orchestral colours. The Minneapolis Tribune wrote; “The way that De Vlieger has created transitions between scenes and acts is quite ingenious…’ “Bits of Rheingold, Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung floated past, melded together as if some Wagnerian uperman who understood the whole and articulated it in particular. Highlights were everywhere. Horns, sounded offstage and on, reminded listeners of the great arias, without the singers to sing it… Toward the end, it actually seemed like we had experienced the entire Ring cycle – a tribute to the orchestrator’s talents,’ wrote the Boston Herald following a performance of the work. Coupled to this mighty work is Siegfried Idyll, which is thematically related to the Ring, and although with quite a different subject matter, complements the Orchestral Adventure perfectly.

BBC Music Magazine

…sterling playing from the Scottish orchestra, whose dark, burnished brass section particularly suits Wagner’s scoring, and virile, purposeful conducting from Neeme Järvi.

Gramophone Magazine

Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger describes his symphonic synthesis of the complete Ring cycle as “An Orchestral Adventure”… A bold concept, which in a performance as fine as this works remarkable well…




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