August 2 - 8, 2010 | Essential Wagner

 

Since it's inception in 1876, Richard Wagner's music has filled the air in Bayreuth, Germany at the annual Bayreuth Festival where Wagner's operas are performed over five weeks. The Festival has become a pilgrimage destination for Wagner enthusiasts, who often must wait years to obtain tickets.

We're still waiting on our tickets to the festival (just kidding) so in th meantime we thought we'd bring you some of what Wagner fans wait years to hear.  This week's CD of the week is Essential Wagner - a 2 CD collection the best in Wagner's opera and orchestral music.

Essential Wagner is available at Arkivmusic.com.  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the programming on Colorado Public Radio.