Wagner For Band

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Taká efektná zmeska, ktorú ja moc nemusím, ale ktorá vám určite pomôže v krátkosti kolegom predviesť ako to impozantne hraje 🙂

Mercury SR90276
„Wagner For Band“ Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act 3, Bridal Chorus („Lohengrin“), Entry Of The Gods Into Valhalla („Das Rheingold“), Elsa’s Procession To The Cathedral („Lohengrin“), Overture to „Rienzi“, Good Friday Music („Parsifal“) – The Eastman Wind Ensemble conducted by Frederick Fennell
Format: 1LP 33rpm

As is always the case with Wagner’s music and solemn, noble or divine happenings take place on the stage, the large brass instruments in orchestra pits all over the world are called upon to give their utmost. The idea of having a wind ensemble to perform the most magnificent-sounding passages is, therefore, not as far-fetched as it might seem. Wagner too appreciated the colourful sound which a wind-and-brass ensemble can produce, as is proved by the fact that in his „Ring“ cycle he introduced a complete ‚wind band‘ consisting of 33 players.
Fennell and the Eastman Wind Ensemble treat the arrangements with such care and respect that no one will miss the delightfully warm carpet of sound of the strings in the original version. Where lyrical sentiment is called for, the high woodwinds play airily and precisely and are supported by a sonorous, organ-like base which gradually builds up to dramatic musical exuberance. Even when the highest dynamic range has been reached, no particular register is dominantly in the foreground but blends in to produce powerful, harmonious surges of sound. These arrangements bring together dynamic agility, complete transparency and musicality. One really cannot wish for more Wagner than is offered on this LP.

Recording: October 1959 at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, (NY), USA, by C.R. Fine and
Robert Eberenz / Production: Wilma Cozart

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