Wagner: Der Fliegende Holl„Nder
When Richard Wagner failed to have his one-act version of Der fliegende Holl?nder staged at the Paris Opera, the cash-strapped composer sold a synopsis of the plot, written in broken French. This was fashioned into a proper libretto, which was then set to music by Pierre-Louis Dietsch, who enjoyed 11 performances of Le Vasseau fant?me before it was pulled from the repertoire in 1843. Ironically, Wagner's success with Der fliegende Holl?nder in Dresden happened shortly after that, and the expanded three-act version has remained an essential part of Wagner's canon. Yet for this Na?ve box set, Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble perform Wagner's original score in a side-by-side match-up with Dietsch's piece, to draw interesting comparisons between the works and to place them in their time period. Certainly both composers fell under the sway of Donizetti and Meyerbeer, and Dietsch's music is charming, if mediocre, when compared with Wagner's highly original conception. There probably aren't...
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- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: Na‹ve
- UPC: 822186053492