Wagner In Switzerland

A Concert Celebration Of Richard Wagner’s 200th Anniversary

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Elisabeth Kulman — Mezzo-soprano
Eduard Kutrowatz — Pianist
Simone Pedroni
Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Gregory Ahss — Violinist
Raphael Christ — Violinist
Wolfram Christ — Violist
Jens Peter Mainz — Cellist
Alois Posch — Double bassist
Reinhold Friedrich — Trumpeter
Sabine Meyer — Clarinetist
Reiner Wehle — Clarinetist
Jacques Zoon — Flutist
Lucas Macías Navarro — Oboist
Matthias Racz — Bassoonist
Alessio Allegrini — Hornist
Ivo Gass — Hornist

Program notes

Wagner in Switzerland is a unique celebration of Richard Wagner’s 200th anniversary and explores the composer’s life at Tribschen. Concerts at his villa are complemented by documentary elements offering an insight into Wagner’s life at Tribschen.

It features the famous soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing his Siegfried Idyll at the very place where he premiered it on the staircase in 1870 as a birthday present to his wife Cosima. Wesendonck Lieder, interpreted in the original version for female voice and piano by the exceptional mezzo‐soprano Elisabeth Kulman and pianist Eduard Kutrowatz. Played on the original Wagner’s grand piano, it is a special treat for eyes and ears.

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Directed by:
Michael Beyer
Venue: Richard Wagner Museum (Tribschen, Germany)
Production date: 2013
Recording date: March 2013
Duration: 43 min
Production: © Accentus Music/ ZDF/ Arte
Available subtitle(s): EN
Resolution: Full HD