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Die Meistersinger

06/30/12 12:00PM

In addition to this month's Mystery Voice Quiz, we present excerpts from historic performances of Wagner's light-hearted opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, focusing on the historical figure of Hans Sachs.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:01pm

Aïda: "Celeste Aïda"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Soloists: Richard Tucker, tenor
CD/Album: The Verdi Recordings
Record co./Cat #: RCA 67893
Release Year: 2005
 
 

12:05pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude and Opening Chorus
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
CD/Album: Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63500
Release Year: 1952
 
 

12:18pm

Die Meistersinger: "Was duftet doch der Flieder"
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soloists: Otto Edelmann, bass
CD/Album: Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63500
Release Year: 1952
 
 

12:25pm

Die Meistersinger: "Wahn! Wahn! Überall wahn!"
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soloists: Otto Edelmann, bass
CD/Album: Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63500
Release Year: 1952
 
 

12:34pm

Die Meistersinger: "Selig, wie die Sonne"
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chorus of the Dresden State Opera; Saxon State Orchestra
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Soloists: Tiana Lemnitz, soprano ; Emilie Walther-Sachs, mezzo-soprano ; Bernd Aldenhoff, tenor ; Gerhard Unger, tenor ; Ferdinand Frantz, bass
CD/Album: Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Record co./Cat #: Vox OPBX 1425 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1951
 
 

12:40pm

Die Meistersinger: Conclusion
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soloists: Hans Hopf, tenor ; Otto Edelmann, bass
CD/Album: Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63500
Release Year: 1952
 
 
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