Tag Archives: Recordings

Met Prepares to Release Archive of Wagner Performance

Our valued colleague at The Wagnerian blog has brought to our attention the planned release of a trove of historical recordings of performances of Wagner works by the Metropolitan Opera. The recordings have been remastered, and the artists include Melchior, Flagstad, Hotter, Varnay, Reiner, Szell and the rest of the gang.  It is available from early […]

Wagner for Brass

A new recording has been released of one of the more remarkable treatments of Wagner’s music: “Wagner for Brass” performed by the Neos Brass and arranged by Herman Jeurissen. (Not to be confused with the Philips CD of the same name featuring the Canadian Brass and members of the Bayreuth orchestra.)  Jeurissen explains in the liner […]

Splendid New Tristan Recording

As part of its series of Wagner works conducted by Marek Janowski, Pentatone Classics has released a recording of a live concert performance of Tristan und Isolde that took place in the Berlin Philharmonie on March 27, 2012.  I enjoyed all of it very much and a great deal of it was revelatory. Janowski seems to […]