23 Mar 2019

WAGNER: Overture, Die Meistersinger

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 23 March 2019

Wagner's compelling distillation of his comic opera about German mastersingers in overture form.

Performed by Thomas Gaynor at the organ of Auckland Town Hall

Organist Thomas Gaynor

Organist Thomas Gaynor Photo: Supplied

Wagner weaves together four of the opera's main melodies in an ingenious way.

This transcription for organ is largely based on the version prepared by English organist Edward Lemare, but Thomas Gaynor has added his own bits.

Recorded in Auckland Town Hall, 19 August 2018
Producer, Engineer: Tim Dodd

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