RICHARD WAGNER - Orchestral excerpts from Wagner operas:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Rienzi, Götterdämmerung, Die Walküre, Tannhäuser
Wagner’s celebrated output for the opera house resulted not only in some staggering stage works, but also in unparalleled orchestral achievements. His operatic overtures, preludes and interludes have acquired a status as stand-alone concert works in their own right. Klaus Tennstedt was totally dedicated to the London Philharmonic Orchestra – a dedication which was reciprocated by the Orchestra’s musicians, staff and audiences, and which pervades these live performances from 1992.