Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
The Ring of the Nibelung
Excerpts of the Orchestral Version
Staatskapelle Weimar (Weimar State Orchestra)
Hansjörg Albrecht, conductor
That Hansjörg Albrecht is becoming increasingly involved with conducting, ever since his highly successful Braunfels orchestral songs, is no longer a secret. In the following recording, some of which was recorded live in Weimar, he has turned to Richard Wagner’s Ring.
He has once again selected the Staatskapelle Weimar (Weimar State Orchestra) for this task, an ensemble whose history extends all the way back to the year 1491. Thus this orchestra has one of the richest traditions of any ensemble in the world, and is more than familiar with the works of Richard Wagner.