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Important years in Richard Wagner's life

1813 born in Leipzig
1834 Die Feen completed
1843 Holländer premiere
1845 Tannhäuser premiere
1850 Lohengrin premiere
1852 text of Rheingold and Walküre
1854 Das Rheingold completed
1856 Die Walküre completed
1859 Tristan completed
1865 Tristan premiere in Munich
1868 Meistersinger premiere
1869 Das Rheingold premiere
1870 Die Walküre premiere
1871 Siegfried completed
1874 Götterdämmerung completed
1876 First Festival in Bayreuth
1882 Parsifal premiere
1883 Wagner dies in Venice


Tannhäuser (CD, Paris Version): Georg Solti, René Kollo, Helga Dernesch, Christa Ludwig, Hans Sotin, Victor Braun

Solti TannhauserConductor: Georg Solti

Landgraf Hermann Hans Sotin
Tannhäuser René Kollo
Wolfram Victor Braun
Walther Werner Hollweg
Biterolf Manfred Jungwirth
Heinrich Stephan Rügamer
Reinmar Norman Bailey
Elisabeth Helga Dernesch
Venus Christa Ludwig
Ein junger Hirt Member of the Vienna Boys Choir
4 pages Members of the Vienna Boys Choir

Vienna State Opera Chorus

Vienna Philharmonic

One of my favourite Wagner recordings thanks to Georg Solti's intense reading, René Kollo's passionate Tannhäuser (not liked by everyone) and Christa Ludwig's unsurpassed (?) Venus. Even compared to Waltraud Meier. Solti chose the Paris Version of the opera. For the Dresden Version, see Franz Konwitschny's recording.


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