Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde an Orchestral Passion / Overtures to ‘Das Liebesverbot’ ‘Die Feen’ (2011) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde an Orchestral Passion / Overtures to 'Das Liebesverbot' 'Die Feen' (2011) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde an Orchestral Passion / Overtures to ‘Das Liebesverbot’ ‘Die Feen’ (2011) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Digital Booklet
Total Size: 3.46 GB (ISO) + 10 GB (DSF) + 3.91 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chandos | UK | Cat#: CHAN 5087 | Genre: Classical

Neeme Järvi is back conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the third of four albums featuring Henk de Vlieger’s bold arrangements of operas by Wagner. Of the first album (CHSA 5060), Classic FM wrote: ‘Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of The Ring.’ Continue reading “Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde an Orchestral Passion / Overtures to ‘Das Liebesverbot’ ‘Die Feen’ (2011) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer – Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer - Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer – Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Digital Booklet
Total Size: 3.66 GB (ISO) + 9.11 GB (DSF) + 3.67 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Channel Classics | Cat#: CCS SA 32713 | Genre: Classical

Wagner is the giant among composers because he created his own world. Whereas others interpreted ancient and familiar mythology, Wagner created his own myth. Whereas others composed to librettos by poets, Wagner wrote his own texts. He evenbuilt his own opera house, which had to be different and innovative. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer – Götterdämmerung / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Siegfried Idyll (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Parsifal / Ballet Scene from ‘Tannhauser’/ Prelude Act III of ‘Lohengrin’ (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Parsifal / Ballet Scene from 'Tannhauser'/ Prelude Act III of 'Lohengrin' (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Parsifal / Ballet Scene from ‘Tannhauser’/ Prelude Act III of ‘Lohengrin’ (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
No Scans
Total Size: 3.38 GB (ISO) + 9.87 GB (DSF) + 3.81 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chandos | UK | Cat#: CHAN 5077 | Genre: Classical

Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the second of four albums dedicated to the bold arrangements of Henk de Vlieger. Lassic FM commented on his arrangement of “The Ring, “Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of “The Ring”. Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest was commissioned by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and dedicated to the musicians of the Orchestra. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Parsifal / Ballet Scene from ‘Tannhauser’/ Prelude Act III of ‘Lohengrin’ (2010) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure (2008) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure (2008) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure (2008) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Digital Booklet
Total Size: 3.73 GB (ISO) + 10.7 GB (DSF) + 4.24 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chandos | UK | Cat#: CHSA 5060 | Genre: Classical

This orchestral synthesis of motifs and segments from Wagner’s famous operatic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen was arranged by Henk Vlieger to highlight Wagner’s underlying symphonic way of thinking. Vlieger is a composer in his own right and also a percussionist with The Netherlands Radio Orchestra. Amazingly, all the major themes and leitmotifs remain, despite the fact that four mighty operas have been compressed into a 60-minute symphonic treatment. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure (2008) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Overtures And Preludes (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Overtures And Preludes (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Overtures And Preludes (2013)
[Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.31 GB (ISO) + 11.5 GB (DSF) + 4.95 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chandos | Germany | Cat#: CHSA 5126 | Genre: Classical

On this album we bring together some of the highlights from Neeme Järvi’s five-volume Wagner series with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. As an added bonus, we have included the Overture to Der fliegende Holländer, a piece not before released. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi – Overtures And Preludes (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler – Die Walküre (1954) [2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler - Die Walküre (1954) [2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler – Die Walküre (1954) [2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
3x Discs / No Scans
Total Size: 9.47 GB (ISO) + 9.31 GB (DSF) + 3.74 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Classics | Japan | Cat#: WPGS-50059~61 | Genre: Classical

Die Walkure – Opera in three acts / Recording 28 September – 6 October 1954, Musikvereinsaal, Wien.
Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler – Die Walküre (1954) [2011, Japanese Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam / Yakov Kreizberg – Preludes & Overtures (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam / Yakov Kreizberg - Preludes & Overtures (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam / Yakov Kreizberg – Preludes & Overtures (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Digital Booklet
Total Size: 4.19 GB (ISO) + 10.5 GB (DSF) + 4.44 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: PentaTone classics | EU | Cat#: PTC 5186 041 | Genre: Classical
Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam / Yakov Kreizberg – Preludes & Overtures (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / The Cleveland Orchestra / Szell – Wagner: Great Orchestral Highlights From The Ring Of The Nibelungs (1999) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / The Cleveland Orchestra / Szell - Wagner: Great Orchestral Highlights From The Ring Of The Nibelungs (1999) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / The Cleveland Orchestra / Szell – Wagner: Great Orchestral Highlights From The Ring Of The Nibelungs (1999) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
No Scans Included
Total Size: 3.62 GB (ISO) + 3.12 GB (DSF) + 1.42 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Classical | US | Cat#: SS 89035 | Genre: Classical
Continue reading “Richard Wagner / The Cleveland Orchestra / Szell – Wagner: Great Orchestral Highlights From The Ring Of The Nibelungs (1999) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Hansjörg Albrecht – Der Ring: An Organ Transcription (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Hansjörg Albrecht - Der Ring: An Organ Transcription (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Hansjörg Albrecht – Der Ring: An Organ Transcription (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.45 GB (ISO) + 10.4 GB (DSF) + 4 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Oehms Classics | Germany | Cat#: OC-612 | Genre: Classical

Adapting orchestral music for the organ can be a tricky matter, and few transcriptions work ideally despite the similarity of the organ’s varied stops to the instruments of the orchestra and its capacity to imitate an orchestra’s massed forces and wide dynamic range. However, when the music happens to be arrangements of excerpts from Richard Wagner’s opera tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen the trickiness of the project becomes even more obvious, for the difficulties of these complex orchestral pieces are only compounded when transferred to the organ. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Hansjörg Albrecht – Der Ring: An Organ Transcription (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Rundfunkchor Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Der fliegende Holländer (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunkchor Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Der fliegende Holländer (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunkchor Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Der fliegende Holländer (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 6.05 GB (ISO) + 4.96 GB (FLAC Mch) + 2.10 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186400 | Genre: Classical

Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Rundfunkchor Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Der fliegende Holländer (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev – Die Walküre (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Die Walküre (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev – Die Walküre (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | 4x Discs | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 12.4 GB (ISO) + 8.70 GB (FLAC Mch) + 3.78 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mariinsky | Russia | Cat#: 822231852728 | Genre: Classical

The highly anticipated first release from the most finely crafted Ring cycle of modern times, Die Walküre features a sensational cast of Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mikhail Petrenko and Ekaterina Gubanova. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev – Die Walküre (2013) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2013) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
3x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.45 GB (CD-Layer) + 8.55 GB (SACD ISO) + 7.10 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.43 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186405 | Genre: Classical

Continuing his extraordinary SACD series of Richard Wagner’s music dramas for PentaTone, Marek Janowski presents Tannhäuser in the original Dresden version, with a dynamic cast, choir, and orchestra that give the performance their all. Like the previous recordings in this project, issued in celebration of the bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the performance is live and the sound quality is exceptional in capturing both the exciting playing of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the dramatic power of the singers onstage. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
4x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
4x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.85 GB (CD-Layer) + 11.3 GB (SACD ISO) + 9.47 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 4.61 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186 401| Genre: Classical

Parsifal is the second installment in Pentatone’s ambitious project to record Wagner’s ten important operas between in 2011 and 2013 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth, featuring live concert performances with Marek Janowski leading Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Rundfunkchor Berlin. Janowski is an old hand at Wagner, having conducted the first (and very fine) digital recording of The Ring, and he brings a sure understanding and unified conception to Parsifal. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012)
[CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

EAC Rip | 3x Discs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | 3x Discs | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.32 GB (CD-Layer) + 9.74 GB (SACD ISO) + 8.04 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.74 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186403 | Genre: Classical

Janowski’s Wagner cycle arrives at Lohengrin and by this point in the series some things can safely be relied on. The first is Janowski’s penchant for fast tempi which, in this context, carries the welcome advantage that each act fits onto one disc. It seldom feels rushed, however. When he broadens out it is for the more famously contemplative moments, such as In fernem Land or Einsam in truben tagen. In fact, the dawn interlude in the third act begins remarkably slowly but gathers pace as it develops, an effect that not everyone will enjoy. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Das Rheingold (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Das Rheingold (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Das Rheingold (2013)
{CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | 2x Disc | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | 2x Disc | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.48 GB (CD-Layer) + 7.37 GB (SACD ISO) + 6.26 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.12 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classic | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186 406 | Genre: Classical

Among the events around the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner’s birth, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, in 2010, embarked on a project to record Wagner’s ten most important operatic works under the baton of Marek Janowski. Continue reading “Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Das Rheingold (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}”