Nether­lands Ra­dio PO/ Edo de Waart

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Chal­lenge Clas­sics CC 72649

Wag­ner tack­led the com­pos­ing of a sym­phony more than once, and at the end of his life re­vised the first of his ef­forts, which he had writ­ten in 1832 at the age of 19. IThe re­sult is a cu­rios­ity, re­ally, catch­ing the com­poser in the process of ab­sorb­ing lessons from Beethoven and We­ber, flex­ing his youth­ful mus­cles ef­fec­tively but with­out much in­di­vid­u­al­ity. Edo de Waart han­dles it more with so­bri­ety than teenage joie-de-vivre, and does it no real ser­vice by cou­pling it with vin­tage Wag­ner, the Nacht­ge­sang and Liebestod from

Tris­tan und Isolde, ar­ranged by Henk de Vlieger as an al­ter­na­tive pair­ing to the usual Pre­lude cum

Liebestod, and a nicely gen­tle but some­what in­ert ac­count of the end­less won­der of the Siegfried

Idyll. chal­


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