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- Wagner Gotterdamerung (Twilight of the Gods) Seigfried's Funeral
Music; Siegfried's Rhine Journey
- Wagner Flying Dutchman
The opera about the sailing vessel 'Dutchman' doomed to sail the seas
forever. The siren Senta continues her love for the captain after seeing
only a painting of him. He is freed from the curse when she makes a
Wagner's opera dates from 1841. It was FP in Dresden in January of
1843. As you listen to the overture, picture a storm blasting the
Norwegian coast and look for the vessel 'The Flying Dutchman' on the
- Wagner Forest Murmers from "Siegfried"
A lyric interlude from the second act of Siegfried. FP at Bayreuth. (BY root)
in 1876. Siegfried enjoying the rustle of the trees in the forest contemplates the beauty of the sylvan setting.
He trys to express his feeling through melodies he plays on his horn.
- Wagner Lohengrin Prelude
- Wagner Mastersinger von Nurnberg
- Wagner Parsifal Prelude and Good Friday Music
- Wagner Ride of the Valkyrie Die Walkurie
RING Plot Synopsis
- Wagner Siegfried Idyll
- Wagner Tannhauser
- Wagner Tristan Und Isolde
Prelude and Love Death
Opera, completed in 1859 about the doomed union of T & I.
- Walton 'March'
The score for the 1969 film was rejected by United Artists and returned to
the publisher on Walton's 70th birthday. A suite was made after the
composer's death by Collin Mathews.
- Walton 'Sym No 1'
- Weber, Ben 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra' Op 52
- Weber, Carl
Maria Von Clarinet Concerto No
The FP of this concerto met with frantic applause from the audience in
Munich in November 1811. Weber noted this approval of his work was due to
the splendid performance of soloist Henrich Barmann.
- Weber, C M 'Konzertstuk' Op 79
- Weber, C M Euryanthe
- Weber Overture to
Carl Maria Von Weber, born in 1786.
The Enchanted Marksman, Der Freischutz, revolutionized German Opera in
broke the Italian and French monopoly of the operatic stage. Based on a
folk tale it's his opus 77.
- Weber, C M Oberon
- Weber Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes of CM Von Weber See
- Webern, Anton Five Movements for strings, Op 5
- Webern Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op 10
- Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6
- Webern Symphony, Op 21
- Webern Variations, op 30
- Weill One Touch of
FP at New York's Imperial Theater, October 7, 1943. It ran for 567 Perf.
Kurt Weill wrote the music and did all of the orchestrations. The text was
by Ogden Nash with S. J. Perlman. The story of the statue that comes to
life to give her affections to the meek mortal who gave her life. The hit
song from the show was 'Speak Low' which comes in the second act sung by
Venus, Mary Martin, and her reluctant lover Rodney Hatch played by Kenny
- Weill, Kurt Three Penny Opera
The work deals with a grim and restive Germany in the 1920's. A successful
premiere was staged on August 31st, 1928 in Berlin. A later european tour,
led to the banning of the work which panned
the Third Reich. After the collapse of Nazi power the work was celebrated
around the world with Lotte Lenya, Weil's wife, in the cast. The lyrics
were by Bertold Brecht.
- Wesley, Charles
Concertos Sets 2 and 3