Wagner - Arr. Henk De Vlieger: Parsifal - An Orchestral Quest / Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the second of four albums featuring the bold arrangements of Wagner by Henk de Vlieger. Of the first album, Classic FM magazine wrote ‘Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger builds a penetrating symphonic poem that reflects the dramatic depths of The Ring.’
In Parsifal, an orchestral quest, commissioned by the Netherland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and dedicated to the musicians of this orchestra, Henk de Vlieger has compiled the musical and emotional highlights of Wagner’s opera, and whenever necessary he has stitched these into a new context. Thus De Vlieger retells the story of Parsifal with Wagner’s music. In order to do so he has kept the symmetry in the opera: 1. Vorspiel, 2 Parsifal, 3. Die Gralsritter I, 4. Die Blumennadchen, 5. Karfreitagszauber, 6. Die Gralsritter II, 7. Naschspiel.
This arrangement is coupled with Wagner’s arrangements of Overture and Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhauser and the concert version of Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin.
Chandos releases this album is surround-sound hybrid SACD to maximise the audio quality of the performance.
Catalog Number: CHSA 5077
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra