Wolf, Weber, Wagner: Orchestral Works
Horst Stein
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825207
Barcode
00028948252077
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
HUGO WOLF
Penthesilea: symphonic poem after Kleist*
Der Corregidor – Orchestral Suite (Arr. Hans Gál)*

CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 19*

CD 2
Aufforderung zum Tanze, Op. 65 (orch. Berlioz)
Euryanthe: Overture, J.291
Der Beherrscher der Geister: Overture, J.122
Abu Hassan: Overture, J.106

RICHARD WAGNER
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
Lohengrin
Prelude to Act I
Prelude to Act III
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Wolf)
Wiener Philharmoniker (Weber, Wagner)
Horst Stein

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Paul Myers (Wolf); Richard Beswick (Weber); Christopher Raeburn (Wagner)
Balance Engineers: Colin Moorfoot (Wolf); Stanley Goodall, James Brown (Weber); Gordon Parry, James Brown (Wagner)
Recording Locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 24–28 November 1980 (Wolf); Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 17, 18, 19, 22 September and 18–22 October 1977 (Weber); 21 & 22 May and 27 June 1973 (Wagner)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘Especially for the superb playing Stein gets from the VPO … this is much to be recommended.’ (Wagner) Gramophone, July 1974

‘Stein’s gifts as a Wagner conductor have enabled him to see the richness and depth already glimpsed […] in the remarkable Andante.’ (Weber: Symphony) Gramophone, September 1978

‘Stein’s persuasive performance makes no apologies for the work … an important rediscovery.’ (Wolf: Penthesilea) Gramophone, February 1982