If theres a better meistersinger on record, ive yet to hear it. Concert program notes archives carmel symphony orchestra. The topic of the mastersingers sprang from german musical history, for nuremberg had really been a centre of mastersinging. Hans sachs is portrayed by wagner as an ambassador for a traditional institution that, though positively viewed, is in. The characters are mere common mortals and at least one of them, hans sachs, actually existed. Including the intervals, it adds up to six and a half hours. Meistersinger traditions lingered in southern germany as late as the 19th century. We provide world class service and premium seating. Wagner wrote the words the libretto in 1862 and composed the music in 1867. It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four and a half hours. Soltis reading, though, is the antithesis of the conversational karajan, of kempe, whathaveyou. Here it is again, on the italian independent label myto. Recorded sound, orchestral playing, conducting and singing are all exceptional.
Download free meistersinger font, view its character map and generate textbased images or logos with meistersinger font online. Latecomers will not be admitted during the performance. The meistersingers, or mastersingers, were guilds of poets and musicians who promoted poetry and singing in. The glorious third act with its finale is also quite impressive in the 1967 sound. The mastersingers tradition is closely connected with the minnelied, and dates back to the period between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Richard wagner 18 1883 meistersinger, an orchestral. Meistersinger definition of meistersinger by the free. This program is full screen, and comes out correctly proportioned on my. The mastersingers of nuremberg, wwv 96, is a music drama or opera in three acts, written and composed by richard wagner. This meistersinger is a fantastic recording that deserves its resurrection and.
Richard wagnerborn 18, leipzigdied 1883, venice, german dramatic composer and theorist whose operas and music had a revolutionary influence on the course of western music, either by extension of his discoveries or reaction against. And that one, despite its many virtues, is seriously disfigured by weikls sachs. I was at the opeing night of this in the cardiff millenium centre. Meistersinger synonyms, meistersinger pronunciation, meistersinger translation, english dictionary definition of meistersinger.
Meistersinger or meistersingers a member of one of the guilds organized in the principal cities of germany in the 0s, 1400s, and 1500s to. Even during his lifetime in the 16th century he was already famous and highly regarded as a reformatory lyricist and playwright. It is not unfelt at all, but what the characters say here is rarely offhand or intimate in the way we hear from others. It is this humanity that kubelik brings out in his warmhearted approach to the score. A list of the top opera music composers and their compositions.
It is among the longest operas commonly performed, usually taking around four and a. Experience the ninth season of the metropolitan operas peabody and emmy awardwinning series the met. But accept its limits, says martin kettle, and youre halfway there martin kettle. Kupfers reconstruction of the city after the war is almost a response to hans sachs plea to the conservation and purity of german. By this time, of course, the original concept of a small, lightweght comedy was long dead. There are no heroes or gods, superstitions or myths, just ordinary people in a truetolife historical context. First, it is his only comic opera, and its subject, moreover, is not based on a myth or saga. Description james levine returns to wagner with a signature run of this epic comedy, back at the met for the first time in eight years. So if you want a meistersinger in uptotheminute digital sound, you would do better with solti.38 271 1447 560 1347 1116 282 1014 889 362 331 109 698 806 458 1625 496 1491 198 916 1355 1285 786 710 560 292 927 380 772 229 1250 1093