The Wagner Album

The Beam Me Up Scotty’s Series, Part 13/25 (2LP)

After finding that Wagner CD recently, I got the bug and wanted to hear more. This gatefold 2LP set covers a nice swath of Wagner’s work, and I got it for $2!

On this 1970 release, Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra through some of Wagner’s biggest moments. It’s stunningly beautiful. Stirring and powerful, gentle and tender, always fascinating, the music of Wagner deserves full accolades. Real music like this earns our attention, so full of emotion and passion. Glory.

 

Tracklist

A1 Fest March From “Tannhäuser” (Entrance Of The Guests) 6:50
A2 Prelude To “Lohengrin”, Act III 3:23
A3 Magic Fire Music From “Die Walküre” 7:00
A4 The Ride Of The Valkyries From “Die Walküre” 4:59
B1 Overture To “Tannhäuser” 14:48
B2 Prelude And Love-Death From “Tristan Und Isolde” 16:30
C1 Prelude To Act III; Dance Of The Apprentices: Entrance Of The Meistersingers From “Die Meistersinger” 12:45
C2 Prelude To “Die Meistersinger” 10:00
D Siegfried Idyll 15:28

4 thoughts on “The Wagner Album

    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yeah, and this set kicks some serious ass. The LPs have great sound, and it is all awesome.

      Wasn’t it you saying you like it when one song takes up a whole LP side? This set has one!

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  1. boppinsblog says:

    Dick Wagner, the guitarist from Lou Reed, Alice Cooper etc. made a solo album in the 70’s. Unfortunately for him at the time, he followed the record companies advice and called it Richard Wagner. It was relegated to the classical aection.
    As for the original Wagner, he was considered by some to be the most metal of all the classical composers.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      At first I thought you were cleverly using that name to make a great joke story, but I looked it up and… oh man. Haha what a drag! Too bad that going by the name Dick was the better alternative.

      Wagner is totally metal, for his time. No video footage exists, but lore maintains he used to headbang during performances… 😉

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