Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

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Wagner's vision of true love was immortalised in many of his operas, but his own journey towards the perfect marriage was long and difficult. Featuring excerpts from Tannhauser, Der Fliegende Hollander and Tristan und Isolde.

Wagners vision of true love was immortalised in many of his operas, but his own journey towards the perfect marriage was long and difficult.

Presented by Donald Macleod.

Tannhäuser: Act II, 'Dir, Göttin der Liebe, soll mein Lied ertönen!'

Ren退 Kollo

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

Der Fliegende Holländer: Act II, Senta's Ballade

Hildegard Behrens

Josef Protschka

Iris Vermillion

Choir of the Vienna State Opera

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

Eine Sonate für das Album von Frau Mathilde Wesendonck

Daniel Levy (piano)

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I

Orchestra of Dresden State Opera

Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

Siegfried Idyll

The LONDON Classical Players

Roger Norrington (conductor).

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Part Two: In Search of the Ideal Woman

Wagners vision of true love was immortalised in many of his operas, but his own journey towards the perfect marriage was long and difficult. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Mozart the Keyboard Player

In 1784, Mozart was at the height of his powers. He was newly wed and happy, and he composed a spectacular series of six Piano Concertos and one of the greatest chamber works in the entire repertoire. Donald Macleod tells the story of this annus mirabilis.

Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449

Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano)

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner (director)

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

Murray Perahia (piano)

Neil Black (oboe)

Thea King (clarinet)

Anthony Halstead (horn)

Graham Sheen (bassoon)

Piano Concerto no 15 in B flat, K450 (finale)

Robert Levin (fortepiano)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

Ren? Kollo