Lorin Maazel & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Wagner-The-Ring-Without-Words

Wagner: The Ring Without Words

  • Release Date: 01 May 1988
  • 80154

This disc is a unique synthesis of orchestral music from Wagner's Ring cycle. Arranged by Lorin Maazel, the work was designed to be free flowing (no breaks) and chronological, beginning with the first note of Rheingold and finishing with the last chord of Goetterdaemmerung. All the music is Wagner's, and even the transitional material is drawn from the original scores. To convey the breadth and scope of the entire work, Maazel also excerpted material from each opera in proportion to the whole… MORE