Sunday, 15 September 2013

Janowski Wagner Ring livestreamed from Bucharest

Marek Janowski conducts the complete Wagner Ring from today, live streamed form the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. He's a very interesting conductor, and he's conducting RSO Berlin.  The casts include good names, like Torsten Kerl, Martin Winkler, Petra Lang, and others. I'm enjoying Das Rheingold right now - vivacious performance. Click HERE for details of dates and times.  Notice how eruditely they refer to the Ring as a tetrology, not a cycle!

They're doing Enescu's Oedipe, of course, on 26/9 but many other goodies. The Enescu Festival has developed greatly in recent years and is now firmly on the international circuit, though it doesn't get the publicity it deserves. Several of my friends are regulars, because Bucharest is good value and a charming city. Although there's an outcry because Enescu's house isn't being preserved, Romania is much more supportive of the arts and of music education than many wealthier countries, the UK, for instance. Thus, listen to Janowski's Wagner for the less starry roles - some of these singers are very, very good indeed.

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