Today’s program is a tribute to Richard Wagner, whom was born in this day 200 years ago. Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was one of the most important composers of the 19th century and he was a major influence for the musical revolutions of the 20th century.

While listening to this two hours of music, I recommend you to read this long but astounding essay about Richard Wagner’s music and why it is difficult to be indifferent to it:

Here is today’s playlist as well as the audio:

  1. Richard Wagner – Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Overture (Tannhäuser)
  2. Richard Wagner – Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Pilgrim’s Chorus (Tannhäuser)
  3. Richard Wagner – Mild Und Leise (Liebestod – Tristan und Isolde) (Tristan und Isolde)
  4. Richard Wagner – At the bottom of Rhine (Das Rheingold)
  5. Richard Wagner – game of the Rhinemaidens (Das Rheingold)
  6. Richard Wagner – Schwules Gedunst (Das Rheingold)
  7. Richard Wagner – Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge (Das Rheingold)
  8. Richard Wagner – ACT 1 – Vorspiel (Die Walküre)
  9. Richard Wagner – Wes Herd dies auch sei (Die Walküre)
  10. Richard Wagner – Der Manner Sippe (Die Walküre)
  11. Richard Wagner – ACT 3 – Hojotoho! Hojotoho!(Die Walküre)
  12. Richard Wagner – Als Fricka den eignen Sinn dir entfremdet (Die Walküre)
  13. Richard Wagner – Scena 1 – Mime – Zwangvolle Plage! Müh’ ohne Zweck! (Siegfried)
  14. Richard Wagner – Siegfried – Hoiho! Hoiho! Hau’ ein! Hau’ ein! (Siegfried)
  15. Richard Wagner – Siegfried – Hoho! Hoho! Hohei! Schmiede, mein Hammer, ein hartes Schwert! (Siegfried)
  16. Richard Wagner – Siegfried – Notung! Notung! Neidliches Schwert! (Siegfried)
  17. Richard Wagner – Siegfried – Nun sing’! Ich lausche dem Gesang (Siegfried)
  18. Richard Wagner – Brünnhilde – Heil dir, Sonne! Heil dir, Licht! (Siegfried)
  19. Richard Wagner – Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d: Siegfried’s Funeral Music (Wagner: The Complete Overtures & Orchestral Music from the Operas)
  20. Richard Wagner – Brünnhild´! Ein Freier kam (Götterdämmerung)
  21. Richard Wagner – Was tost das Horn ? (Götterdämmerung)
  22. Richard Wagner – Grane, mein Roß, sei mir gegrüßt ! (Götterdämmerung)
  23. Richard Wagner – Zurück vom ring ! (Götterdämmerung)

Between Birds of Prey #75 – A Tribute to Richard Wagner.mp3

Between Birds of Prey #75 – A Tribute to Richard Wagner.cue

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