This month’s special program was transcoded from The Best of Wagner. It will be broadcast each Wednesday and Friday starting at 9PM ET, streaming continuously until the next scheduled program.
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, I: "Overture" The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Act III: "Prelude" ( 10:44 ) The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Act III: "Dance of the Apprentices" ( 16:37 ) Lohengrin, WWV 75, I: "Prelude" ( 19:00 ) Lohengrin, III: "Prelude" ( 27:57 ) The Valkyrie, WWV 86B, III: "The Ride of the Valkyries" ( 30:21 ) The Valkyrie, III: "Magic Fire Music" ( 36:20 ) Parsifal, WWV 111: "Overture" ( 39:52 ) Parsifal, III: "Good Friday Spell" ( 42:02 ) Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes, WWV 49, I: "Overture" ( 46:00 ) Tannhäuser, WWV 70, I: "Overture" ( 51:17 ) The Flying Dutchman, WWV 63, I: "Overture" ( 1:06:22 ) Tristan and Isolde, WWV 90, I: "Prelude" ( 1:16:53 )
Quite imperceptibly the “Creditor of Kings” has become the King of Creeds, and we really cannot take this monarch’s pleading for emancipation as otherwise than uncommonly naïve, seeing that it is much rather we who are shifted into the necessity of fighting for emancipation from the Jews. According to the present constitution of this world, the Jew in truth is already more than emancipate: he rules, and will rule, so long as Money remains the power before which all our doings and our dealings lose their force.
– Richard Wagner, Judaism in Music, 1850
Total runtime: 1:27:38