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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival 2010)
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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival 2010)

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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival 2010) 3 Hours 29 Minutes 
Musikalische Leitung: Andris Nelsons, Chorleitung: Eberhard Friedrich, Lohengrin: Jonas Kaufmann, Heinrich der Vogler: Georg Zeppenfeld, Elsa von Brabant: Annette Dasch, Friedrich von Telramund: Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, Ortrud: Evelyn Herlitzius, Der Heerrufer des Königs: Samuel Youn, 1. Edler: Stefan Heibach, 2. Edler: Willem Van der Heyden, 3. Edler: Rainer Zaun, 4. Edler: Christian Tschelebiew.
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Richard Wagner-Die Walküre 30-7-2017, bayreuth festival 2017 (surround sound)
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Richard Wagner-Die Walküre 30-7-2017, bayreuth festival 2017 (surround sound)

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DIE WALKÜRE Conductor Marek Janowski Director Frank Castorf Stage design Aleksandar Denić Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki Lighting Rainer Casper Video Andreas Deinert, Jens Crull Technische Einrichtung 2013-2014 Karl-Heinz Matitschka Siegmund Christopher Ventris Hunding Georg Zeppenfeld Wotan John Lundgren Sieglinde Camilla Nylund Brünnhilde Catherine Foster Fricka Tanja Ariane Baumgartner Gerhilde Caroline Wenborne Ortlinde Dara Hobbs Waltraute Stephanie Houtzeel Schwertleite Nadine Weissmann Helmwige Christiane Kohl Siegrune Mareike Morr Grimgerde Simone Schröder Rossweisse Alexandra Petersamer
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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival 2012)
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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuther Festspiele 2012) 4 Hour 7 Minutes. Parsifal ist das letzte musikdramatische Werk von Richard Wagner. Wagner selbst bezeichnete das dreiaktige Stück als ein Bühnenweihfestspiel und verfügte, dass es ausschließlich im Bayreuther Festspielhaus aufgeführt werden sollte. Musikalische Leitung Philippe Jordan, Chorleitung Eberhard Friedrich, Amfortas Detlef Roth, Titurel Diógenes Randes, Gurnemanz Kwangchul Youn, Parsifal Burkhard Fritz, Klingsor Thomas Jesatko, Kundry Susan Maclean, 1. Gralsritter Arnold Bezuyen, 2. Gralsritter Christian Tschelebiew, 1. Knappe Julia Borchert, 2. Knappe Ulrike Helzel, 3. Knappe Clemens Bieber, 4. Knappe Willem Van der Heyden, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Julia Borchert
, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Martina Rüping, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Carola Guber, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Christiane Kohl, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Jutta Maria Böhnert, Klingsors Zaubermädchen Ulrike Helzel, Altsolo Simone Schröder.
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Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2012)
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Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

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Conductor: Christian Thielemann Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra Recording live from the Bayreuth Festival, July 25th, 2012.
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Richard Wagner - Tannhauser - Grand March
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Richard Wagner - Tannhauser - Grand March

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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival)
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Richard Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival)

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A timelessly classical Parsifal from the 1998 Bayreuth Festival in a mystically poetic staging that exerts an unbroken fascination not least as a result of its expressive lighting effects. Under the direction of the great Wagner conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli, the four main roles are taken by Poul Elming, Linda Watson, Falk Struckmann and Hans Sotin -- one of the strongest line-ups in Bayreuth´s more recent history. "Giuseppe Sinopoli coaxed an outstanding performance from the Festival Orchestra and Chorus, throwing light on the elaborate score from an agreeable distance and investing the music with a meditatively flowing quality rather than the usual bombast" (Opernglas) Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli Cast:: Falk Struckmann, Matthias Hoelle, Hans Sotin, Poul Elming, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Linda Watson
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bayreuth festival 2017 richard wagner, siegfried 1-8-2017
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bayreuth festival 2017 richard wagner, siegfried 1-8-2017

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bayreuth festival 2017 richard wagner, siegfried 1-8-2017
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Wagner conduts Wagner | Tristan Und Isolde's Love Duet | Bayreuth Festival, c. 1882 (Rare)
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Wagner conduts Wagner | Tristan Und Isolde's Love Duet | Bayreuth Festival, c. 1882 (Rare)

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Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, Opera, WWV 90. This rare recording with Wagner conducting is the only recorded example of the composer interpreting one of his own works. Only one single recording has survived as a testimony of Wagner's art as a conductor: 00:00 Act II. Love Duet (fragments), original 04:05 Act II. Love Duet (fragments), restored (audio restauration using the cedar process) Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) with Amalie Materna, soprano, Albert Niemann, tenor, Marianne Brandt, mezzo-soprano. Recording c. 1882 in the earlier cylinders, Bayreuth Festival. (Note: c. is the latin term "circa") in Wagner conducts Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde/Das Rheingold/Die Walküre, Grammophono. Part II Siegfried Wagner conducts Richard Wagner: https://youtu.be/jIyMBMTfyJg The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison on July 18, 1877. His first successful recording and reproduction of intelligible sounds, achieved early in the following December, used a thin sheet of tin foil wrapped around a hand-cranked grooved metal cylinder. Thomas Edison had developed his tin-foil phonograph in 1878, and it made its way to Europe in that year. Phonograph cylinders are the earliest commercial medium for recording and reproducing sound. These hollow cylindrical objects have an audio recording engraved on the outside surface, which can be reproduced when they are played on a mechanical cylinder phonograph. Despite Wagner was ceptical about the sound machine, he was nevertheless not outside the thoughs of Thomas Edison. After he had been experimenting with his invention in 1878 by playing a recorded song backwards, he wrote: "the song is still melodious in many cases, and some of the strains are sweet and novel, but altoghether different from the song reproduced in the right way. Wagner wasn't the monopoly of the music of the future - I'm going into the machine composing business." Letter to Wiliam Preece, 19.II.1878. (The papers of Thomas A. Edison, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press). Friedrich Nietzsche, who in his younger years was one of Wagner's staunchest allies, wrote that, for him, "Tristan and Isolde is the real opus metaphysicum of all art... insatiable and sweet craving for the secrets of night and death... it is overpowering in its simple grandeur". In a letter to his friend Erwin Rohde in October 1868, Nietzsche described his reaction to Tristan's Prelude: "I simply cannot bring myself to remain critically aloof from this music; every nerve in me is atwitch, and it has been a long time since I had such a lasting sense of ecstasy as with this overture". Even after his break with Wagner, Nietzsche continued to consider Tristan a masterpiece: "Even now I am still in search of a work which exercises such a dangerous fascination, such a spine-tingling and blissful infinity as Tristan - I have sought in vain, in every art." Tristan und Isolde is an Opera in three acts to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the romance by Gottfried von Straßburg. Wagner referred to the work not as an opera, but called it "eine Handlung" (literally a drama). Wagner's composition of Tristan und Isolde was inspired by his affair with Mathilde Wesendonck and the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. Widely acknowledged as one of the peaks of the operatic repertory, Tristan was notable for Wagner's advanced use of chromaticism, tonality, orchestral colour and harmonic suspension. LIBRETTO Liebesnacht von Tristan und Isolde, zweiter Aufzug, zweite szene | "Love-Night" from Act 2, Scene 2 TRISTAN […] ohn' Erwachen, ohn' Erbangen, namenlos in Lieb' umfangen, ganz uns selbst gegeben, der Liebe nur zu leben! ISOLDE (wie in sinnender Entrücktheit zu ihm aufblickend) So stürben wir, um ungetrennt, - TRISTAN ewig einig ohne End', - ISOLDE ohn' Erwachen, - TRISTAN ohn' Erbangen, - BEIDE namenlos in Lieb' umfangen, ganz uns selbst gegeben, der Liebe nur zu leben! (Isolde neigt wie überwältigt das Haupt an seine Brust) BRANGÄNES STIMME (wie vorher) Habet acht! Habet acht! Schon weicht dem Tag die Nacht. […] BEIDE […] Hehr erhabne Liebesnacht! Wen du umfangen, wem du gelacht, wie wär' ohne Bangen aus dir er je erwacht? Nun banne das Bangen, holder Tod, sehnend verlangter Liebestod! In deinen Armen, dir geweiht, urheilig Erwarmen, von Erwachens Not befreit! Wie sie fassen, wie sie lassen, diese Wonne, Fern der Sonne, fern der Tage Trennungsklage! Ohne Wähnen sanftes Sehnen; ohne Bangen süss Verlangen; ohne Wehen hehr Vergehen; ohne Schmachten hold Umnachten; ohne Meiden, ohne Scheiden, traut allein, ewig heim, in ungemessnen Räumen übersel'ges Träumen. TRISTAN Tristan du, ich Isolde, nicht mehr Tristan! ISOLDE Du Isolde, Tristan ich, nicht mehr Isolde! BEIDE Ohne Nennen, ohne Trennen, neu Erkennen, neu Entbrennen; endlos ewig, ein-bewusst: heiss erglühter Brust höchste Liebeslust! (Sie bleiben in verzückter Stellung) [...]
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Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2013)
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Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2013)

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The recording quality it's not properly perfect, I'm sorry... but I hope you'll be understanding. Enjoy it! (For more details, see below) Conductor: Christian Thielemann Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra Recording live from the Bayreuth Festival, July 25th, 2013.
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BAYREUTH 2014, Germany, (en), Tourism, City, Richard Wagner Festival, Franz von Liszt, Wilhelmine
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BAYREUTH 2014, Germany, (en), Tourism, City, Richard Wagner Festival, Franz von Liszt, Wilhelmine

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private video - 1080p Strasbourg (en) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB01HYNwlrU Bayreuth (fr) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ygIYXJv9ZA
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Wagner SIEGFRIED "Waldweben" - AIMS Festival Orchestra - Gerrit Prießnitz
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Wagner SIEGFRIED "Waldweben" - AIMS Festival Orchestra - Gerrit Prießnitz

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AIMS in Graz 2013 Richard Wagner Gala Waldweben - SIEGFRIED AIMS Festival Orchestra Conductor: Gerrit Prießnitz Graz, Stefaniensaal, 1.8.2013
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Parsifal (3.Akt - Finale) - Richard Wagner Festival Wels
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Parsifal (3.Akt - Finale) - Richard Wagner Festival Wels

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Richard Wagner, Götterdämmerung 3-8-2017 Bayreuth festival 2017 (surround sound)
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Richard Wagner, Götterdämmerung 3-8-2017 Bayreuth festival 2017 (surround sound)

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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Conductor Marek Janowski Director Frank Castorf Stage design Aleksandar Denić Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki Lighting Rainer Casper Video Andreas Deinert, Jens Crull Technische Einrichtung 2013-2014 Karl-Heinz Matitschka Siegfried Stefan Vinke Gunther Markus Eiche Alberich Albert Dohmen Hagen Stephen Milling Brünnhilde Catherine Foster Gutrune Allison Oakes Waltraute Marina Prudenskaya 1. Norn Wiebke Lehmkuhl 2. Norn Stephanie Houtzeel 3. Norn Christiane Kohl Woglinde Alexandra Steiner Wellgunde Stephanie Houtzeel Floßhilde Wiebke Lehmkuhl
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Wagner: Ring - Barenboim - Kupfer - Bayreuth Festival
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Wagner: Ring - Barenboim - Kupfer - Bayreuth Festival

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NEWLY REMASTERED 11-DVD BOX SET Kultur is pleased to announce its release of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in June & July 1991 and 1992. This historic Ring Cycle, under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim. In going back to the original high definition video master tapes and using cutting-edge encoding technology, Kultur was able to maximize the video quality of this new presentation of this historic Ring. Along with the 11-disc transfer, this allowed Kultur to exploit the DVD standard to its fullest and including three audio streams, LPCM, Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The production of Wagner's Ring at the Bayreuth Festival is an event that takes place every six years. Bayreuth recordings of the complete cycle are rare; this is the second filmed version. The Kupfer/Barenboim Ring was performed over a five-year period and recorded at the conclusion when the "Bayreuth Workshop" had raised "the quality of the performance to an almost unsurpassable level" (Der Tagesspiegel), Please visit http://www.kultur.com/Wagner-Ring-Bayreuth-Festival-p/d4755.htm for more information on this program
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Richard Wagner - Tannhauser "Pilgrim's Chorus" - Bayreuth Festival
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Richard Wagner - Tannhauser "Pilgrim's Chorus" - Bayreuth Festival

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Performance of the "Pilgrim's Chorus" by the Bayreuth Festival orchestra and chorus. Note - this is a concert version and not from an actual performance of the opera.
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Richard Wagner, siegfried bayreuth festival 2017 1-8-2017 (surround sound)
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Richard Wagner, siegfried bayreuth festival 2017 1-8-2017 (surround sound)

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SIEGFRIED Conductor Marek Janowski Director Frank Castorf Stage Design Aleksandar Denić Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki Lighting Rainer Casper Video Andreas Deinert, Jens Crull Technische Einrichtung 2013-2014 Karl-Heinz Matitschka Siegfried Stefan Vinke Mime Andreas Conrad Der Wanderer Thomas J. Mayer Alberich Albert Dohmen Fafner Karl-Heinz Lehner Erda Nadine Weissmann Brünnhilde Catherine Foster Waldvogel Ana Durlovski
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Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Bayreuth Festival
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Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Bayreuth Festival

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This is the wonderful chorus that ends Act II of Wagner's opera, Lohengrin. This performance is by the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus.
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[Opus Arte OA1045D, OABD7081D] WAGNER, R.: Walkure (Die) (Bayreuth Festival, 2010)
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[Opus Arte OA1045D, OABD7081D] WAGNER, R.: Walkure (Die) (Bayreuth Festival, 2010)

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WAGNER, R.: Walkure (Die) (Bayreuth Festival, 2010) Richard Wagner DIE WALKÜRE Siegmund -- Johan Botha Hunding -- Kwangchul Youn Wotan -- Albert Dohmen Sieglinde -- Edith Haller Brünnhilde -- Linda Watson Fricka -- Mihoko Fujimura Gerhilde -- Sonja Mühleck Ortlinde -- Anna Gabler Waltraute -- Martina Dike Schwertleite -- Simone Schröder Helmwige -- Miriam Gordon-Stewart Siegrune -- Wilke te Brummelstroete Grimgerde -- Annette Küttenbaum Rossweisse -- Alexandra Petersamer Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra Christian Thielemann, conductor Tankred Dorst, stage director Recorded live from the Bayreuth Festival, 19 and 21 August 2010. DVD http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=OA1045D BLU-RAY http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=OABD7081D
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Wagner - Götterdämmerung - Hoi-ho! - Bayreuth Festival
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Wagner - Götterdämmerung - Hoi-ho! - Bayreuth Festival

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Hagen - Josef Greindl Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus photo - Josef Greindl as Hagen
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Talking Germany: Nike Wagner, Festival Director | Talking Germany
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Talking Germany: Nike Wagner, Festival Director | Talking Germany

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Nike Wagner, the great granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became the new director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn this year. Before that, the 68-year-old spent 10 years heading up the Weimar Art Festival. On Talking Germany, she tells us about her plans for the Beethoven Festival, and why Beethoven is a better ambassador for Germany than her famous relative Richard Wagner. More: http://www.dw.de/talking-germany-nike-wagner-festival-director-2014-03-17/e-17458967-9798?
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Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2012)
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Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser - Overture (Bayreuth Festival 2012)

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Conductor: Christian Thielemann Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra Recording live from the Bayreuth Festival, July 28th, 2012.
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Richard Wagner - Parsifal (Sinopoli)  Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel (HD) A Sacred Festival Play ☩
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Richard Wagner - Parsifal (Sinopoli) Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel (HD) A Sacred Festival Play ☩

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The Quest for the Holy Grail -Parzival und die Gralssuche (2018) "Verständnis kommt uns durch die Liebe." - Richard Wagner I. 1:52 II. 1:53:50 III. 3:03:26 "Gesegnet sei der Gott, der den Frühling und die Musik erschuf." - Richard Wagner Parzival, auch Perceval oder Parsifal genannt, war einer der bedeutendsten Ritter am Hof König Arthurs, nicht nur wegen seines ungewöhnlichen Werdegangs, sondern vor allem auch wegen seiner Rolle bei der Suche bei der Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral. Zahlreiche bedeutende Autoren des Mittelalters befassten sich mit diesem Thema, unter anderem Chrétien de Troyes („Perceval", um 1150) und Wolfram von Eschenbach („Parzifal", um 1200). Parzival, von seiner Mutter in der Waldeinsamkeit aufgezogen, ist am Hofe Arthurs ein Außenseiter. Er kennt nicht die strikten Regeln, nach denen sich das Höfische Leben zu richten hat, weiß nichts vom Zusammenleben der Menschen und noch weniger von der Ritterlichkeit und ihren Idealen. Die ersten Ritter, denen er begegnet, hält er in seiner Torheit für Engel, lässt dann seine Mutter in der Einsamkeit zurück, um auch Ritter zu werden. Er trifft auf den Roten Ritter, erschlägt ihn ehrlos, nimmt ihm seine Rüstung, gelangt an den Königshof und dünkt sich einen Ritter. Langsam und schmerzhaft wird der Lernprozess sein, bis er sich dieses Ehrentitels zu Recht wird bedienen dürfen. Wie die meisten anderen Artusritter auch, geht Parzival irgendwann auf die Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral. Nur die allerwenigsten gelangen auch nur in die Nähe, doch Parzival wird sogar in die Gralsburg eingeladen, wo er eine Prozession beobachten darf, in der verhüllte Jungfrauen einen lichtverschleierten, offensichtlich heiligen Gegenstand am kranken Gralskönig vorbeitragen. Doch wenn Parzival auch schon in vielen Dingen ein echter Ritter geworden ist, ihm fehlt der Edelmut und die geistige Reife, um die entscheidende mitleidige Frage zu stellen, und so wird er wieder aus der Burg ausgewiesen und der Fischerkönig bleibt unerlöst. Erst ein weiteres Umherirren durch die Welt wird Parzival würdig machen und sein zweiter Besuch auf Burg Carbonek erlöst Amfortas endlich und macht Parzival zum neuen Hüter der Gralsburg. Soweit erzählt es die Legende. Doch was ist der Gral eigentlich, was bewirkt er, woher kommt er? Ähnlich wie nach der Gestalt des Königs Arthur oder Artus selbst, deren historisches Vorbild etwa im fünften Jahrhundert anzusiedeln ist, suchen Historiker auch heute noch, ähnlich wie damals die Ritter, nach dem Heiligen Gral. In der vorherrschenden, schon stark christianisierten Meinung, ist er das Gefäß, aus dem Jesus beim letzten Abendmahl trank und das bei seiner Kreuzigung dazu benutzt wurde, das Blut aus seiner Seite aufzufangen. Dieser Kelch wurde dann von Joseph von Arimathäa, der Jesus sein Grabmal überlassen hatte, später mit nach Britannien gebracht, wo sich die Spur verliert. War dies vielleicht der geheimnisumwobene Schatz des Templerordens? Keiner weiß es. Oder war es vielleicht doch nur ein Keltisches Element der Artussage, der geheimnisvolle Kessel der Wiedergeburt? Wie immer die Antwort lauten mag, die Geschichte um den Gral hat bis heute nichts von seiner Faszination verloren. Genauso wenig wie die eines jungen Ritters, der erst zum wahren Menschsein finden musste, um zu etwas Höherem berufen werden zu können.
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[EuroArts 2072028] WAGNER: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival, 1982)
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[EuroArts 2072028] WAGNER: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival, 1982)

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Peter Hofmann, Siegfried Vogel, Karan Armstrong, Leif Roar, Elizabeth Connell, Bernd Weikl, Directed for Stage by Götz Friedrich Chor der Bayreuther Fetsspiele; Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele Woldemar Nelsson EuroArts presents this exclusive recording of Richard Wagners Opera Lohengrin live from the Bayreuth festival in 1982. Richard Wagner's three-act opera, an exquisitely lyrical piece, characterized by the composer's romantic vision of the individual's fight for freedom under an oppressive rule, has been described as Wagner's most Italianate opera This masterful and timeless interpretation by the famous opera director Götz Friedrich was filmed on the stage of the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth over a period of several days, but without audience, shortly before the start of the actual festival. In this way, undisturbed state-of-the-art filming was made possible within the limited space of the small 19th century auditorium and stage. The result is an intense, film-like rendering of one of the classic Bayreuth stagings with an ensemble of stars including Karen Armstrong and Bernd Weikl. The title-role is particularly suited to the dramatic and musical talents of Peter Hofmann, whose adoption of Wagnerian roles in the eighties before Parkinson disease forced his farewell from the stage - has been received with international and ongoing praise. He was the star of Wagner interpretation for more than a decade and this DVD pays tribute to the artists skills. http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=2072028
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[HD] Richard Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude | Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth Festival
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[HD] Richard Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude | Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth Festival

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Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde, Opera, WWV 90. Act I. Prelude Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth Festival, 1983. This 1983 Bayreuth Festival film of Wagner's monumental ode to passion is considered by many to be the best available. It is the only production available on DVD to hold to anything like a conventional setting, and only takes a radical interpretation in the last moments of the final act. Wagner's music drama (he used the word 'handlung' or treatment) was inspired in part by the great mediæval romances by Gottfried von Strasbourg and his predecessors, Schopenhauer's philosophy, and his personal life's own reality-show level drama. Wagner's stated intention to write an opera based on the legend of Tristan and Isold, of whom he had read in the thirteenth century narrative poem by Gottfried von Strassburg, first appears in a letter to Franz Liszt of December 16, 1854. The earliest musical sketches date from December 1856, by which date Wagner had already completed the text for Der Ring des Nibelungen, as well as the music for Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, and through Act Two of Siegfried. Wagner had also completed three of his most important writings on the aesthetics of drama. The composition of Tristan und Isolde is entwined in a nexus of Wagner's personal and theoretical concerns. In August 1857, Wagner stopped work on the music for Siegfried, in order to set to work full time on Tristan because, as stated in his 1860 essay The Music of the Future, he wanted to compose an opera of more modest scale with a chance of being produced. The music-drama was completed in Lucerne in March 1859. Wagner's had also composed five songs to poems by Mathilde Wesendonck, his patron's wife, with whom he had become deeply infatuated, two of which he designated as studies for Tristan und Isolde. Wagner himself acknowledged that with the composition of Tristan, he transcended the musical and dramaturgical theories he set out in his earlier treatises. Indeed, the musical language of Tristan has long been acknowledged as the beginning of musical modernism. The harmonic language of Tristan, heaving as it does with prolonged courses of unresolved dissonances, not only enacts musically the sexual tension between the opera's two central characters, but also points to the liberation of dissonance from the constraints of tonality that Arnold Schoenberg and others in the twentieth century would champion. The Prelude to Tristan fully exemplifies Wagner's forward-looking approach to both harmony and the issue of musical form -- or, some would say, formlessness -- that operates centrally in his music-dramas. Alfred Lorenz argued in his 1924 study, The Musical Form of Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde", that the opera's prelude and three acts consist of large-scale Bogen ("arch," e.g., ABA; Prelude-Act I, and Act Two) and Bar (e.g., AAB; Act Three) forms, and that the entire opera-prelude and all acts combined falls into a giant Bogen form. In 2000, Robert Bailey argued that the form of the Prelude to Tristan can be understood to unfold in cycles of repeating phrase units. The Prelude also unfolds Wagner's Leitmotif technique, in which instrumental music introduces central motives which correspond with characters and ideas. Wagner seems to have explored the implications of one of Tristan's central Leitmotif -- that consisting of four ascending chromatic pitches and introduced by the oboe in the opening measures of the Prelude -- in his song "Im Treibhaus," which was one of the five Wesendonck songs. Additionally, a strong connection exists between the music of the Act Two love scene of Tristan and that of another study for Tristan, Wagner's earlier Wesendonck song, "Träume."
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