Posts tagged as "peter-schneider"

Wagner Choruses

March 22, 2016

Bayreuth is the holy grail for Wagner lovers and this outstanding disc captures great choral moments from Wagner’s operas over a period of nearly 30 years with key ‘big’ moments from seven operas, from the Sawallisch ‘Tannhäuser’ (1962) to Peter Schneider’s ‘Lohengrin’ (1990). The choruses are among the glories of Wagner’s stage works. They are central, not […]

Ben Heppner sings Wagner

March 15, 2016

On this album, Ben Heppner – recognised as one of the world’s leading Heldentenors – features a selection of the finest excerpts for tenor voice from Wagner’s ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’. Tracing the life of Wagner’s ultimate hero, Siegfried, from his father Siegmund (‘Die Walküre’) to Siegfried’s youth (‘Siegfried’) and death (‘Götterdämmerung’), the album features famous […]