A Wagner Bicentennial Celebration

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Pipedreams showcases music by the foremost 19th century composer who did not write for the pipe organ: Richard Wagner.

Program details:

RICHARD WAGNER (trans. Westbrook): Die Meistersinger Overture –David Briggs (1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England) Priory 794.

WAGNER (trans. Lemare): Parsifal Prelude –Anthony Newman (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City) Columbia M-33268.

WAGNER (trans. Lemare): Magic Fire Music, fr Die Walküre –Peter Richard Conte (1928 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, TC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/25/01).

WAGNER (trans. Lemare): Pilgrims' Chorus, fr Tannhäuser –Thomas Trotter (1843 Hill-1984 Mander/Town Hall, Birmingham, England) Decca 436 656.

WAGNER (trans. Lemare): Ride of the Valkyries, fr Die Walküre –Thomas Trotter (1843 Hill-1984 Mander/Town Hall, Birmingham, England) Regent DVD 001.

WAGNER (arr. Fox): Song to the Evening Star, fr Tannhäuser –Virgil Fox (Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New York City) EMI Classics 65426.

WAGNER (trans. Conte): Immolation Scene, fr Die Götterdammerung –Peter Richard Conte (1954 Aeolian Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City) Pro Organo DVD 7250.

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