Kristjan Jarvi – Wagner: The Ring – An Orchestral Adventure (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Kristjan Järvi – Wagner: The Ring – An Orchestral Adventure (2016)
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‘The Ring – An Orchestral Adventure’ is a symphonic version of Wagner’s ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’, arranged by Dutch composer Henk de Vlieger (1953).

De Vlieger chose the most important orchestral excerpts from the cycle and managed to link them together in such a way as to create an unified, single symphonic work.

This recording is the first album of the newly founded orchestra Baltic Sea Philharmonic, made up of current Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic members and selected alumni.

Kristjan Järvi has ‘earned a reputation as one of the ‘canniest, and most innovative, programmers on the classical scene’ [Reuters]. Curating and conducting his original, genre-fusing projects and festivals with an individual approach and style, his concerts have been proclaimed a ‘life-enhancing experience’ [Herald Scotland].

He realizes his pioneering ideas with his four ensembles: as Music Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra, as creator of his New York-based classical-hip-hop-jazz band Absolute Ensemble, and as Founding Conductor and Music Director of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

Kristjan Järvi’s works with some of today’s brightest creative minds, from film directors Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis, to composers and artists Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Tan Dun, Giya Kancheli, Hauschka, Dhafer Youssef, Anoushka Shankar, Max Richter and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The Baltic Sea Philharmonic is a new force in music and culture. Taking the traditional orchestral model further than it’s gone before, it is creating a social movement, with a vision for the Baltic Sea region that encompasses the environment, culture and society. Baltic Sea Philharmonic brings together leading musicians from the ten countries of the Baltic Sea region – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Under the direction of Founding Conductor and Music Director Kristjan Järvi, the ensemble performs wide-ranging repertoire from across the region, in celebration of the area’s cultural diversity.


Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

The Ring – An Orchestral Adventure
1 I. Vorspiel 02:35
2 II. Das Rheingold 01:56
3 III. Nibelheim 02:31
4 IV. Walhall 03:35
5 V. Die Walküren 03:51
6 VI. Feuerzauber 03:39
7 VII. Waldweben 02:32
8 VIII. Siegfrieds Heldentat 06:02
9 IX. Brünnhildes Erwachen 05:29
10 X. Siegfried und Brünnhilde 04:24
11 XI. Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt 04:58
12 XII. Siegfrieds Tod 04:19
13 XIII. Trauermusik 04:52
14 XIV. Brünnhildes Opfertat 08:05

Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi, conductor