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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wolfgang SawallischWolfgang Sawallisch
Wolfgang Sawallisch (born August 26, 1923) is a German conductor and pianist.

Prominent interpretations
His other recordings for EMI include highly regarded issues of Richard Strauss' Capriccio and the four symphonies of Robert Schumann with the Dresden Staatskapelle. He made a quadrophonic stereo album (probably the only one ever made) of Mozart's The Magic Flute in 1973 for EMI, starring Peter Schreier as Tamino, Walter Berry as Papageno, Edda Moser as the Queen of the Night, Anneliese Rothenberger as Pamina, and Kurt Moll as Sarastro. Other recordings (EMI, Orfeo and Sony) include:
One of his final concert and recording projects in Philadelphia focused on the music of Robert Schumann.

Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies with the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Choir
Johannes Brahms' Symphonies Nos. 1-4 with the London Philharmonic
Anton Bruckner' Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9
Antonín Dvořák's Symphonies Nos. 7-9 and Cello Concerto with The Philadelphia Orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 with the Berlin Philharmonic and Dusseldorf Chorus
Franz Schubert's Sacred Choral Works with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Strauss' Intermezzo, Elektra, Friedenstag and Die Frau ohne Schatten, Arabella with the Bavarian State Opera
Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, Symphonia domestica, and Also sprach Zarathustra with the Philadelphia Orchestra
Richard Strauss' Horn Concertos, with Dennis Brain and the Philharmonia
Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth (live recording, Salzburg Festival)
Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Die Feen with the Bavarian State Opera; The Flying Dutchman and Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival)
Richard Wagner's Wesendock Lieder with Marjana Lipovsek and The Philadelphia Orchestra

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