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  PTC 5186 041
  Wagner: Preludes & Overtures - Kreizberg
  Wagner: Meistersinger (prelude), Lohengrin - Act 3 (prelude), Rienzi (overture), Fliegende Holländer (overture), Tannhäuser (overture)

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by Daland November 5, 2004 (6 of 8 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
An excellent and generous collection of Wagner overtures and preludes. This seems to be the first SACD to include the overture to "Rienzi". Kreizberg prefers broad tempi and massive climaxes, which pose no problem in a multi-channel recording. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is not quite in the top league, but it plays with verve and total commitment. Sonically, the Pentatone recording can hardly be faulted although there are some passages in which the strings sound rather harsh. This explains why I have not given it top marks.

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Works: 6  

Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63
Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96
Richard Wagner - Lohengrin, WWV 75
Richard Wagner - Rienzi, der Letzte Tribunen, WWV 49
Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg, WWV 70
Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90