The Flying Dutchman (Opera Explained CD)

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The Flying Dutchman (Opera Explained CD)
Audio CD (November 19, 2002)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Naxos Educational
Run Time: 68 minutes

The Flying Dutchman is the perfect opera with which to approach the operatic mountain that is Richard Wagner. It is short, has a great story (the legend of the Dutch captain doomed to sail forever unless redeemed through love), and the striking score has many pre-echoes of Wagner`s later great music dramas. It contains wonderful tunes in its arias, ensembles, and big choruses, and the orchestral writing - from the gale that blows out of the Overture to the final theme of `Redemption through Love` - will `blow you away`. These `wonderful tunes` are enriched by a lively explanation of their context. From the opera`s dramatic opening, which reflects Wagner`s own nautical experiences as he fled from creditors and the law, we see how it contains many of the hall-marks, many of the foot-prints, of his later, greater works. And we find out why The Flying Dutchman was such a blazing triumph for this most controversial and Romantic of composers.

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