Another Wagner Boxset: Toscanini Conducts Wagner. Sony

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:59:00 am

If you are still not  exhausted by Wagner Box-sets, the following maybe of interest. It may also be one of the better ones. Should you have access to Spotify you can also listen to all 5 cds first before deciding.

Toscanini,Arturo
Release Date: 04/30/2013

Composer: Richard Wagner
Performer: Lauritz Melchior, Helen Traubel
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5

More than fifty years after his death, ARTURO TOSCANINI (1867-1957) still remains one of the world’s most legendary conductors. Wagner always held a special place in the Italian maestro’s long and illustrious career, from his first appearance at La Scala in 1898 conducting Die Meistersinger, to his final appearance in 1954 performing an all-Wagner program. Toscanini Conducts Wagner gathers together on 5 CDs the best of Toscanini’s Wagner performances with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The set features soprano Helen Traubel and tenor Lauritz Melchior and includes new liner notes by noted Toscanini biographer Harvey Sachs.





1. Tristan und Isolde: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Germany

2. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Germany

3. Die Götterdämmerung: Dawn / Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

4. Die Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death / Funeral Music by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

5. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

6. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

7. Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1870; Germany

8. Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847; Germany

9. Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847; Germany

10. Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

11. Parsifal: Act 3. Good Friday Spell by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1882; Germany

12. Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner

Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor), Helen Traubel (Soprano)
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

13. Die Walküre: Der Männer Sippe by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1856; Germany

14. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1856; Germany

15. Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

16. Die Walküre: Ein Minnetraum by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1856; Germany

17. Die Walküre: Siegmund heiss' ich by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

18. Die Götterdämmerung: Dawn / Brunnhilde-Siegfried Duet by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

19. Die Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Taten by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

20. Die Götterdämmerung: Willst du mir Minne schenken by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

21. Die Götterdämmerung: O heilige Götter by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

22. Die Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

23. Die Götterdämmerung: Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

24. Die Götterdämmerung: Wie Sonne lauter strahlt mir sein Licht by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

25. Die Götterdämmerung: Mein Erbe nun nehm' ich zu eigen by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

26. Die Götterdämmerung: Fliegt heim ihr Raben! by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

27. Die Götterdämmerung: Grane, mein Ross, sei mir gegrüsst by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1874; Germany

28. Faust Overture by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1844; Germany

29. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Germany

30. Tannhäuser: Overture / Bacchanale by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843-1865; Germany

31. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany