专辑名：THE SYMPHONIC RING -An orchestral drama in two parts
演奏乐团：Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
THE SYMPHONIC RING -An orchestral drama in two parts
Full of suspense, Richard Wagner‘s “Stage festival play for three days and an eve” reworked into a purely orchestral drama as a complete symphony.
A new discovery for Wagner fans: The highly dramatic journey takes you right through the “Ring of the Nibelung” in a shortened form spanning a good one and a half hours.
A must for lovers of great orchestral symphonies: The highlights of Wagner’s compositional and orchestral artistry stylishly combined in a new adaptation by Friedmann Dreßler, based on Wagner’s fascinating orchestral sounds.
In this live recording, JONATHAN DARLINGTON conducts the first-class Duisburg Philharmonic with a keen sense for the great climaxes and impressive overall dramaturgy of the piece. An extraordinary music experience for audiophiles.
Richard WAGNER (1813-1883):
Recording producer, recording engineer: Ralf Kolbinger / Ralf Koschnicke
Mixing engineer, editor: Ralf Koschnicke
Producer: Ralf Koschnicke
Recording facilities: ACOUSENCE recording mobile / ACOUSENCE recordings
Recording location: Mercatorhalle Duisburg, 27./28.05.2009
LIVING CONCERT SERIES Vol. 13
24Bit Quad Sampling Ultra Definition Recording
c & p 2009 ACOUSENCE records
Compilation and arrangement of the score by Friedmann Dreßler
Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
Looking back on more than 125 years of history, the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra ranks among those German orchestras richest in tradition. After its establishment in 1877, it soon developed into a nationally respected orchestra attracting renowned conductors. Max Reger and Hans Pfitzner were the first prominent guests on the podium of the young orchestra, which was later also moulded by artistic personalities such as Paul Hindemith, Carl Schuricht, and Bruno Walter. The German premiere of Bruckner’s 9th symphony features among the early highlights in the orchestra’s history, as does the performance of Richard Strauss’ “Tod und Verklarung” under the baton of the composer himself. In the 1930’s the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra found a music director of high international renown in Eugen Jochum, who was succeeded by his brother Georg Ludwig Jochum, who oversaw the difficult task of reconstructing the orchestra after the war and who remained music director until 1970. A long period of artistic continuity is associated with the names of Miltiades Caridis, Lawrence Foster, Alexander Lazarew, and Bruno Weil. As from the jubilee season of 2002/2003, the British conductor Jonathan Darlington has guided the fortunes of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra as its music director. He has since substantially moulded and refined the orchestra’s personality.
The impressive list of guest conductors features names like Alberto Erede, Carlos Kleiber, and Horst Stein, as well as Christian Thielemann, Ton Koopmann, and Fabio Luisi. Over the years the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra has attracted and continues to attract on a regular basis soloists such as the pianists Ferruccio Busoni, Vladimir Horowitz, Claudio Arrau, and Wilhelm Kempf, or the violinists Yehudi Menuhin, Henryk Szeryng, and Arthur Grumiaux. Today much sought after artists such as Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Anna Gourari, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, and Claudio Bohorquez are very welcome guests of the orchestra.
The Duisburg Phil has always been committed to performing and commissioning new work. In recent times featured composers have included Wolfgang Rihm, Mauricio Kagel, Krzysztof Meyer, Jorg Baur, and Manfred Trojahn. Jonathan Darlington has continued to build on this tradition by initiating important premieres, such as the world premiere of Mauricio Kagel’s orchestral work “Broken Chords” and the German premiere of Tan Dun’s symphony “Heaven-Earth-Mankind”. The Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s success is complemented by concert tours to the former Soviet Union, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, and China.
Jonathan Darlington - conductor
Jonathan Darlington is music director of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Vancouver Opera. He demands the highest level of commitment and professionalism from his musicians which has led directly to the increased quality and popularity of both orchestras. A graduate of Durham University and the Royal Academy of Music, he began his career as freelance pianist, accompanist and repetiteur in France. His work was influenced early on by such outstanding musical personalities of our time as Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Muti and Olivier Messiaen. He made his conducting debut in 1984 at the Parisian Theatre des Champs Elysees with Francesco Cavalli’s baroque opera “Ormindo”, and in 1991, as deputy to the Music Director Myung-Whun Chung at the Paris Opera with “Le nozze di Figaro”.
Renowned for his vast symphonic and operatic repertoire which ranges from the baroque to the contemporary with an emphasis on lesser known works outside the European mainstream, he is a regular guest at the Orchestre National de France, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica del San Carlo di Napoli, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the National Orchestra of Taiwan, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, the English National Opera, and Sydney Opera. His most recent successes include the world premiere of Manfred Trojahn’s ‘La Grande Magia’ with the Staatkapelle Dresden and Gustave Charpentier’s ‘Louise’ with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Jonathan Darlington holds the distinctions of a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres as well as an Honorary LRAM and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London (FRAM).
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Original Studio Artwork files, including booklet.
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Original Release by Leffe.
Prelude Rhinegold [4:35]
The Song of the Rhine Maidens [0:55]
Alberich´s "Curse of Love" [2:39]
The Gods´s castle "Valhalla" [1:27]
The Forging [1:44]
Donner´s Call [1:37]
Prelude to The Valkyrie [1:08]
Siegmund and Sieglinde [2:51]
Winter Storms [3:59]
Siegmund and Sieglinde´s Escape [0:45]
Prelude to 2nd Act Valkyrie [2:12]
Wotan´s Rage [1:23]
Ride of the Valkyries (Prelude 3rd Act) [2:54]
Wotan´s Farewell [7:15]
Magical Fire [4:47]
Prelude 2nd Act Siegfried [4:07]
Forest Murmurs [2:14]
Siegfried´s Fight with the Dragon [1:01]
Fafner´s Warning [1:40]
Prelude 3rd Act Siegfried [2:39]
TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
Night on Brünnhilde´s Rock [1:50]
Siegfried-Brünnhilde Duet [3:31]
Siegfried´s Rhine Journey [5:40]
Hagen´s Battle Summons [1:02]
Chorus of the Vassals [1:11]
Prelude to 3rd Act Twilight of the Gods [4:08]
The Murder of Siegfried [2:16]
Siegfried´s Memory of Brünnhilde [3:25]
Siegfried´s Death and Funeral Music [7:59]
Brünnhilde´s Immolation Scene [7:56]