Lorin Maazel conducts the “Ring” Without Words

Rash though it may seem to reduce the Ring to a mere seventy-five minutes of music, Lorin Maazel’s “symphonic synthesis” is a remarkably convincing achievement. Documented here in a recording from October 2000, this synthesis includes practically all of the musical high points of Wagner’s tremendous tetralogy from the opening notes of Das Rheingold to the final chord of Götterdämmerung. The perfect concert for Wagner fans and those new to his music.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Lorin Maazel

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© 2001 BS Asahi, TV Man Union


Lorin Maazel conductor
Richard Wagner composer

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