Wagner By Arrangement, Volume Three: Operatic High

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Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Catalog: TOCC 0673
Format: COMPACT DISC

Modinos, Philip; Woodward, Ben; Regents Opera Ensemble; Woodward, Catharine; Watson, Keel; Madagame, Holden; Kaye, Edwin

Necessity being the mother of invention, the English conductor Ben Woodward has arranged the full-symphonic textures of some of Wagner’s operas for eighteen-part chamber orchestra to bring them within range of the forces available to Regents Opera in London – arrangements which should, indeed, put them with the reach of smaller companies everywhere. This new 'room-sized Wagner' enhances the sense of scale of the originals with a striking degree of clarity. Of the first volume in this series, Theater Jones wrote: “Vizcarra’s pianistic talent is the real star of these discs...it makes me anxious to see what else Vizcarrahas up his very talented sleeve.”

Price: $29.98