Best Classical podcasts — Archived recordings and live performances (Updated October 2017; image)
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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NACOcast: Classical music podcast with Sean Rice
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
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Proudly Sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida
 
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Classical Performance Podcast
 
The Classical Performance podcast features the very best live classical performances, recorded by WGBH and broadcast on WCRB. From local up-and-comers to world-renowned masters, the Classical Performance podcast is your source for classical music, on the go.
 
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed
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We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy.This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music rec ...
 
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Classical Classroom
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There’s a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ. Come learn with classical music newbie Dacia Clay and the music experts she invites into the Classical Classroom.
 
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts
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Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
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The Naxos Blog
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Updates from the world’s leading classical music label
 
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Public Domain Classics
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Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you old time phonograph recordings of classical music in the public domain.
 
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The Concert
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Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
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Classical 101 Podcasts
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Classical 101 is the only classical music station in Central Ohio. The Classical 101 hosts provide insight into classical music news from Columbus and around the world.
 
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Explore the Symphony
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A classical music podcast. Join the National Arts Centre Orchestra's Marjolaine Fournier and one Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, as they explore the symphonic form from Haydn to Shostakovich.
 
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Classics For Kids
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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.
 
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On the Music
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Discover the world of the orchestra with the Houston Symphony's On the Music. In each episode, hosts Carlos Botero and Aurelie Desmarais explore a masterpiece of the orchestral repertoire. Combining musical insights with fascinating stories, On the Music will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers to the world of symphonic music.For credits and more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org/onthemusic.
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.
 
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That Classical Podcast
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Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. Subscribe to us on iTunes at http://apple.co/1RmUY7L OR catch us on Instagram @thatclassicalinsta OR Twitter @thatclassical We will definitely provide you with some top notch social media entertainment. We promise it won't just be jokes about Mozart. N.B. we can make no promises it won't just be jokes about Mozart.
 
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Modern Classical Music Podcast
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We compile hour long mixes of pure contemporary classical, and modern classical music with zero talking and zero ads.Listen anytime at:http://www.sadclassicalmusic.com/
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
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With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interview, In the Field segments that him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists.
 
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The music on this new release of orchestral music by the American composer Claude Baker occupies a wide expressive range, ricocheting between wild brilliance and deep introspection. He translates literary references into a uniquely rich and imaginative sound world, with allusions to music by other composers by turns subtle and explicit. Raymond ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
John Rutter's Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem with added psalms and biblical verses in English, completed in 1985. It is scored for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra or chamber ensemble.​Five of its seven movements are based on text from the Latin Requiem Mass, while the second movement is a setting of "Out of the de ...…
 
Part 2 of The Week of the Voice is here with the incredible bass-baritone Eric Owens! As you can imagine, we talk about the joy of getting to play bad guys in opera, his professional-level oboe playing(!!), conducting, the future of classical music, and the art of getting into character. If you've never heard Eric Owens sing before, you're miss ...…
 
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The SATB choir and organ version of Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, Op. 9 was published in 1948 by the French firm Durand. It had been commissioned six years earlier under the collaborationist Vichy regime, but Duruflé was still working on it in 1944 when the regime collapsed and in fact did not complete it until the year of publication. The compose ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
American Public Media's Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.…
 
Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. The choral-orchestral setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. Fauré's reasons for composing the work are unclear, but do not appear to have had anything to do with ...…
 
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About three years ago, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard invited guitarist Sharon Isbin to collaborate on Spanish songs. They recently captured their experience on a new recording titled 'Alma Espanola,' which means 'Spanish Soul.'
 
Leonard Bernstein based his Symphony No. 2 on W.H. Auden's Pulitzer Prize-winning poem The Age of Anxiety. Auden didn't think much of the work, but for Bernstein, it was very personal.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his first symphony while he was still a student, but it contains all of the elements of his mature work: the comedy and the tragedy.By publicrelations@sfsymphony.org (San Francisco Symphony).
 
Welcome to the Week of the Voice! Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein, back from a brief illness-inspired hiatus(!), as he welcomes in the amazing Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke for a chat about Mahler, about singing opera versus recitals, preparation, text, traveling, contemporary music, and improv comedy! This is the first of TWO interviews ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Composer Steve Rouse constructs unique and indelible sound worlds on his album MORPHIC RESONANCE, his first release with PARMA Recordings. The album is a revue of Rouse’s chamber music from the last two decades and beyond, and the works featured on MORPHIC RESONANCE demonstrate Rouse’s powerful gifts to create compelling and idiosyncratic music ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Tomás Luis de Victoria’s requiem mass for six voices, written in 1603 and published in 1605, is an absolute masterpiece from the Renaissance Period.It is one of a handful of large-scale works which enjoys mainstream appeal in the 21st century. For many, it represents what Renaissance polyphony is, what it sounds and feels like, and how expressi ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of Polish composer Frederic Chopin. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our podcas ...…
 
Tadlow Music is proud to announce the release of the classic film music event of the decade – a special collector’s edition of one of the greatest film scores of all time – Ben-Hur composed by Miklós Rózsa. The complete 157-minute score, including previously unreleased music, has been re-recorded in stunning and dynamic 24-Bit 96kHz digital sou ...…
 
The Mighty Handful, also known as the Mighty Five, were group of Russian composers who all wanted to develop a distinctly Russian style of classical music. The Mighty Five composers were Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
 
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Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40 is a tone poem by Richard Strauss. The work was completed in 1898. It was his eighth work in the genre, and exceeded any of its predecessors in its orchestral demands. Generally agreed to be autobiographical in nature, despite contradictory statements on the matter by the composer, the work contains more ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three parts by Maurice Ravel described as a choreographic symphony. The story concerns the love between the goat herd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé.​Ravel began work on the score in 1909. It was premiered on June 8, 1912.At almost an hour long, Daphnis et Chloé is Ravel's longest work. In spite o ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Jason Carr from Philadelphia, PA
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200Tantum ergo in D, K. 197Sparrow Mass in C Major, K. 220Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p467/Mozart_-_Working_at_the_Webers.html
 
Ten years ago, musician Bjarte Eike launched the Alehouse Sessions at a festival in Norway, bringing to life music from the inns, taverns and alehouses of 17th-century London. It was an immediate hit, so Bjarte decided to develop it further, resulting in a new recording, 'The Alehouse Sessions.'
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
WARRIOR MONKS is a collection of two clarinet concerti and a trumpet concerto by Carl Vollrath that span topics of war, solace, fascination, and reverence among many others. “And Bugles Sang” drew inspiration from the unique juxtapositions in Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” and explores the many ways the trumpet is used as a symbol throughout ...…
 
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“The Pretend Garden-Girl” is an Italian opera and was mentally copied from Mozart’s hearing of the 1774 opera of the same name by Pasquale Anfossi which Mozart heard while at the Weber’s in Munich. This amazing mental feat of hearing an entire opera, only one time, then improving and copying the entire opera to paper as his own opera, shows jus ...…
 
Baritone Tyler Duncan sings Vaughan Williams's tribute to the open road: "Songs of Travel", set to the poetry of Robert Louis Stephenson. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel (texts by Robert Louis Stevenson) 1. The Vagabond 2. Let Beauty Awake 3. The Roadside Fire 4. Youth and Love 5. In Dreams 6. The Infinite Shining Heavens 7. Whither Mus ...…
 
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The misadventures of the Knight of the Woeful Countenance as only Richard Strauss could illustrate through music.Joana Filipe Martinez, conductor/producerCMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona OrchestraPurchase this digital download now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p464/R_Strauss%3A_Don_Quixote%2C_Op._35.html…
 
When he was a kid growing up, Modest Mussorgsky learned Russian fairy tales and folk stories from the family nurse. Those fairy tales put in an appearance in the music he wrote later on. Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition in memory of an artist friend of his who died suddenly.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
We go In the Field to the rustic town of Palermo, Italy for the International Rostrum of Composers where we heard a stunning array of new music by three generations of creative artists from around the world. The post In the Field: Palermo appeared first on 98.7WFMT.
 
French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, one of the most extraordinary musical prodigies in the history of western music, was born in 1835 (when Mendelssohn was still in full compositional flow) and died in 1921 (the best part of a decade after Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring had delivered its shock waves). Amid all this change, Saint-Saëns retained Re ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Nabucco is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera. The libretto is based on biblical stories from the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Daniel and the 1836 play by Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornue, although Antonio Cortese's ballet adaptation of the play (w ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Sonata No. 1 in C Major, K. 279Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major, K. 281Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 282Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283Joana Filipe Martinez, pianoPurchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p462/Mozart_-_Runaway.html
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we dive into the incredible stories of 10 female composers of the past, from Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, to Dame Ethel Smyth and Rebecca Clarke. The stories of what these women often had to overcome in order to write the wonderful music that they did is truly remarkable! We'll talk all abo ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Mike Ryan in Americus, GA
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
British composer Robert Hugill’s new release QUICKENING is an enthralling and intimate showcase of contemporary art song. Across the album, Hugill demonstrates an exceptional sensitivity to text and melody, both of which shine through his clear and lyrical musical language. The four sets of songs on the album are consummate modern lieder, and o ...…
 
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
 
Violinist Tomas Cotik grew up in Astor Piazzolla's homeland of Argentina. Cotik moved away at age 18, studying, teaching, and performing in Canada, Germany and the United States. Cotik's new recording takes him back to his homeland, as he celebrates the legacy of Astor Piazzolla.
 
Works by Bach and Bartók performed by the Borromeo String Quartet and Yoo Jin Jang, violin and Renana Gutman, piano on August 14, 2016 and March 8, 2015. Bach, Johann Sebastian: Preludes and Fugues from Well-Tempered Klavier Book 1 trans. Nicholas Kitchen: C Major, C Minor, E-flat Minor Bartók, Béla: Violin Sonata No. 1, Sz. 75 Today’s podcast ...…
 
The World's Most Difficult Piano ConcertosProkofiev: PIano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 25Joana Filipe Martinez, soloist and conductorCMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona OrchestraFacebook Purchase now at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p460/Prokofiev%3A_Piano_Concerto_No._3_in_C%2C_Op._25.html
 
The Look + Listen Festival is an annual event dedicated to presenting contemporary music in contemporary art galleries. Relevant Tones is proud to be featuring this final concert from the last night of the festival. The Look + Listen Festival seeks to expand and engage audiences of 20th and 21st music by providing a unique opportunity to simult ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Set in medieval Germany, the triangular Wagnerian-style story of love and redemption is about the minstrel Guntram, the evil Duke Robert and his saintly wife Freihild. Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona. This project was funded by Martinez Estates. Click HERE to purchase this di ...…
 
This is Public Domain Classics, a podcast bringing you timeless classical music from the public domain. In this episode, we will hear the music of Austrian composer Franz Schubert. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding our podcast, please send us an email. Our email address is comments@publicdomainclassics.org. Also, visit our podca ...…
 
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The final opera in our Wagner Opera Series, sponsored by Flowers.FMParsifal is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival and his quest for the Holy Grail.Wagner first conceived the work in April 1857 but did not f ...…
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy. He wrote his first symphony when he was eight, but actually started composing at the age of five. In this show, hear about some other composers who started just as early.
 
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Relevant Tones | WFMT
 
This week’s Relevant Tones focuses on composers who have tried to step outside the box, redefine their definitions of music, and start over without limitations. We’ll be examining the works of Alvin Lucier, Chris Preissing, James Tenney, Lou Harrison, and more. The post Starting from Scratch appeared first on 98.7WFMT.…
 
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Explore the Symphony
 
Jean Sibelius , born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia. ...…
 
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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 Produced and Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez ​ CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a music drama in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four and a half hours. It was first performed at the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich, on June 21, 1868. The conductor at the premiere was Hans von Bülow.The story is set ...…
 
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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
 
Ever wanted to write music to describe your friends? Well, the English composer Edward Elgar did just that with his Enigma Variations, one of the most beloved and popular pieces of the Western Classical Repertoire. Take a deep dive with conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we explore all of Elgar's friendships, the brilliant way he describe ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Joe Sorenson from Albuquerque, NM
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Clarinetist Christopher Nichols makes his PARMA and Navona Records debut with ELEGIA, a compilation of Italian, French, and American clarinet works spanning two centuries. These works include repertoire standards, little-recorded rarities, and recent music from contemporary composer Kevin Cope. Collaborative pianist Julie Nishimura joins Nichol ...…
 
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As a concert soloist and as a musical collaborator in various genres, including his own Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma has been part of the classical musical evolution for decades. His exploration continues with a new recording of Bach Trios featuring the unusual combination of cello, double bass and mandolin. Yo-Yo Ma says he's thrilled to be jo ...…
 
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Classical Music Discoveries
 
Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde”, an opera in 3 acts based on a libretto by the composer, was composed between 1857 and 1859. The opera’s premiere was at the National Theater in Munich on June 10, 1865. Wagner referred to the work not as an opera, but as an “action.”This opera is widely considered as one of Wagner’s peaks as the opera makes unprec ...…
 
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