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Stokowski: Wagner Symphonic Syntheses ()

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Leopold Stokowski was an ardent admirer of the music of Richard Wagner, and he regularly performed excerpts from the composer's music dramas in his own orchestral arrangements, following a practice initiated by several of Wagner's followers. These "symphonic syntheses," as Stokowski called them, go further than the cut-and-dried concert arrangements by such nineteenth century Wagnerians as Engelbert Humperdinck, Wouter Hutschenruyter, or Ludwig Stasny, who more or less let the music speak for itself, and added suitable ...

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  1. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
  2. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Act 1. Prelude
  3. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Liebesnacht
  4. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Liebestod
  5. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 3. Symphonic Synthesis
  6. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Magic Fire Music
  7. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries
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Stokowski: Wagner Symphonic Syntheses
2007, Naxos

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