RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883): Parsifal, an Orchestra Quest (arr. Henk de Vlieger [b.1953]), Overture and Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhäuser, Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.
Catalogue Number: 06L058
Description: An odd source, you might think, for "Wagner without Words". We have here a 46-minute "synthesis" of Parsifal commissioned in 1993 by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic which retells the story, in chronological order, through the scores musical and emotional highlights (de Vlieger has done these for the Ring, Tristan and Meistersinger too!). Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Järvi. SACD hybrid.