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CHAN 5060

Wagner: The Ring/ Siegfried Idyll

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2008

Recorded in 24 Bit / 48Khz

Originally recorded in 1991

Artists:

Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Neeme Jarvi



Venue:

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Jonathan Cooper

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 75:23
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RICHARD WAGNER

(1813-1883)
   
 

The Ring, an orchestral adventure

60:19  
  Arranged 1991 by Henk de Vlieger (b. 1953)  
1 1 Vorspiel. Ruhig heitere Bewegung - 3:57
2 2 Das Rheingold. [ ] - Beschleunigend - 1:59
3 3 Nibelheim. Sehr schnell - 2:32
4 4 Walhall. Mäßig bewegt - Lebhaft - 3:25
5 5 Die Walküren. [ ] - 3:51
6 6 Feuerzauber. [ ] - 3:29
7 7 Waldweben. [ ] - 2:10
8 8 Siegfrieds Heldentat. Mäßig bewegt - Mäßig - Lebhaft - 6:16
9 9 Brünnhildes Erwachen. [ ] - Sehr mäßig - 4:59
10 10 Siegfried und Brünnhilde. Sehr ruhig - Ziemlich rasch - 4:19
11 11 Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt. Schnell - Rasch - 5:36
12 12 Siegfrieds Tod. Sehr mäßig - Allmählich belebter - 4:47
13 13 Trauermusik. Feierlich - Sehr ruhig - 5:09
14 14 Brünnhildes Opfertat. Lebhaft - Noch etwas lebhafter - 7:47
   
 

Siegfried Idyll

15:09  
15 Ruhig bewegt - 6:11
16 Leicht bewegt - 2:40
17 Lebhaft - Rallentando 6:16
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5060


It is over 15 years since Neeme Jarvi and the RSNO made a new recording for Chandos. So it is with particular pleasure that we announce this recording which marks Jarvi’s return to Scotland in his capacity as Conductor Laureate at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

This 67-minute, orchestra-only version of Wagner’s famous opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen is arranged by Henk de Vlieger, arranger, composer and percussionist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. The work was commissioned by the orchestra and the result is a 14-section fiery musical spectacle entitled The Ring, an orchestral adventure. This symphonic ‘compilation’ compresses Wagner’s four mighty Ring operas, yet includes all the major themes and ‘leitmotifs’. The result is an overwhelming experience and a must for anyone who loves blazing orchestral colours.

The Minneapolis Tribune wrote; ‘The way that De Vlieger has created transitions between scenes and acts is quite ingenious… Bits of Rheingold, Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung floated past, melded together as if some Wagnerian superman who understood the whole and articulated it in particular. Highlights were everywhere. Horns, sounded offstage and on, reminded listeners of the great arias, without the singers to sing it… Toward the end, it actually seemed like we had experienced the entire Ring cycle – a tribute to the orchestrator’s talents,’ wrote the Boston Herald following a performance of the work. Coupled to this mighty work is Siegfried Idyll, which is thematically related to the Ring, and although with quite a different subject matter, complements the Orchestral Adventure perfectly.

"This is wonderful playing and sound, and Mr Jarvi knows exactly what to do to make the music speak. The orchestra sounds better than I’ve ever heard them – especially in the brass."
 

American Record Guide

"The RSNO plays magnificently for its conductor Laureate Neeme Järvi…and the Chandos engineering does the project proud."
 

The Telegraph

"It is a bold concept, which in a performance as fine as this works remarkably well, making a symphonic structure of just over an hour."

Gramophone

It is a bold concept, which in a performance as fine as this works remarkably well, making a symphonic structure of just over an hour.
Gramophone

It is a bold concept, which in a performance as fine as this works remarkably well, making a symphonic structure of just over an hour.
Gramophone

The RSNO plays magnificently for its conductor Laureate Neeme Järvi…and the Chandos engineering does the project proud.
The Telegraph

This is wonderful playing and sound, and Mr Jarvi knows exactly what to do to make the music speak. The orchestra sounds better than I’ve ever heard them – especially in the brass.
American Record Guide

Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of The Ring. No singing, but hardy playing from the RSNO.
Classic FM Magazine

Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of The Ring. No singing, but hardy playing from the RSNO.
Classic FM Magazine

The RSNO plays magnificently for its conductor Laureate Neeme Järvi…and the Chandos engineering does the project proud.
The Telegraph




*****
R Wolf

*****
F Rienth

*****
Lovely recording and well played. Interesting piece that manages to distil some of the key moments and ties them together successfully.
T Chapman