Wagner Götterdämmerung - Siegfried's death and Funeral march Klaus Tennstedt London Philharmonic


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*Dolby Sounds* --Date:Oct 18 1988 --Place:Suntory Hall (Tokyo)



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Siegfried's death and Funeral march



Tortuosit of Tapiola
This is eternal music. Anton Bruckners Adagio in his 7th symphony should be recommended here, which he composed after the death of Wagner, his "Master of all masters"...
The Phoenician Fulgrim
This piece is the pinnacle of human feeling and emotion, hopefully aliens will hear it someday to understand human emotion more clearly.
InsertName130
I was listening to this in the car with my (then) 5 year old daughter. It was at night and there was a full moon with some clouds waxing and waning around the moon. She told me that everything we were experiencing reminded her of Grandpa (my dad, who had died a year earlier, when she was just 4). I think there's something special going on in this universe.
Quid Est Veritas
4:03 - 4:40 - no matter how many times I hear that, I still can't quite believe what I'm hearing. 
Kelly Ottens
This is the most beautiful piece of music I have EVER heard
Elgar T.W.
One day a king will come, and the Sword will rise again.
peroz1000
This is certainly the best performance of Wagner 's music I've ever heard.Absolutely glorious, especially the brass!
Norman Lowell
The Power of Wagner - The Spiritual Power of Wagner. Internalized by Klaus Tennstedt. The control of the Conductor is truly superb!
CJ
A Richter scale 10 earthquake in musical form....
alegria saramago
it is not human, it's heavenly sorrow
davlak
Wagner's music's immense value is to make you feel above the human miseries.
Morrigan Ravenchild
Dark, dark, dark...always reduces me to tears - not the sadness but the passing of what has been.  Perhaps there is hope to be found in a new beginning. Magnificent, poetic as befits my ancient namesake from the dark untamed forests of the past. Thank you.
Alejandro Moreno S.
This brings me back to 1981 when I saw Excalibur for the first time, with Helen Mirren, Nicol Williamson (best Merlin ever), and a then unknown cast of Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart to name a few. SO brilliant to finally see this piece performed, I had forgotten about it completely since the last time I watched the movie. Finding the movie online again over these holidays brought me here. Some day I have to see this performed live by a world class symphony.
Morrigan Ravenchild
There is a profound sadness here....for the glories that were once and have now passed.away...for the Old Ways.....
Anders Liljevall
as a Scandinavian I feel my germanic dna respond to to this.
TDB
Fight on Deutschland!
Jenny Canuck
I truly believe this is the most sublime piece of music ever written. It reaches a place very deeply buried within my consciousness, and I get chills every time I hear it.
Shankovich
Thought that was a stand off gun cannon sfx or something for the funeral march at 5:50, went back to realize it was Tennstedt's stand falling lmao. As if he needed it, man just kept going on like nothing happened. 
Marica BG
I heard this when I was a child. It is still the best piece of music I for me!
Rodolfo Dímer Lauret
There are no words to describe what I feel. Cold goes up my spine. My hair rises. I cry...
littleblackpistol
One for the European soul.
Arjun Kaul
Behold! The sword of power! Excalibur! Forged when the world was young, and bird and beast and flower were one with man.
130hartford Sanantoniotexas
Fabulously played and orchestrated.
daimyo2
the conductor is controlling space and time in that hall :D
Duc de Richleau
Quite beautiful version.  I've gone back to my study of Nordic Mythology after many years, and Wagner's work is an excellent accompaniment.
flemming dalsgaard
Yes, Bravo indeed. Siegfried is dead. A giant has fallen. The world will never be the same. He was a symbol of the good, but naive powers of our society. Stabbed from behind by ugly dark forces.
Abel Saavedra Ángel
Strong, dramatic, exciting... wonderful!!! 
Daniel Bristol
Finest arrangement of Siegfrie'ds Death and Funeral I've ever heard, and I'm a man who likes his Wagner.
SDegrellesS
RIP EUROPA
Muddymarry
I'm not a real classic fan, but this piece of music is absolutely complete with a unbelieveable emotional strenght. Wagner must be inspired by unknown foreign forces...
David Johnson
I have listened to several recordings of this lament.  Usually, it is people people playing notes with great technical merit and getting paid. Klaus Tennstedt and the London Philharmonic are actually making music.  This is as stirring a performance as I have heard of anything.
Chris Gregory
5:48 Notenständerdämmerung
Dani Barcia
Wagner the best composer ever. This piece exicites me.
pix046
Someone said that Wagner's music was characterised by wonderful moments and interminable half hours. Well, this is 9 or 10 wonderful minutes of music. That's all I can say.
Panis Angelicus
Funeral march for the white race. R.I.P.
prometheustod
Represents the whole European community, how we will decline and descending to our grave because of conquer of the hordes of immigrants...
Randall Carr
This guy is the best!! You think conducting an orchestra is just a bunch of B.S.? Hell NO....this guy rocks!!!
Gabriele Siegler
Richard Wagner war ein Genie. entweder man mag ihn oder nicht. es gibt kein dazwischen.
Roy Batty
Merlin! I am the strongest! I am the one!
LoneWolf
To the ever lasting glory of Western Civilization and may it last for another thousand years.
Roger Bird
Klaus has the right moves.  Don't underestimate the old guys when it comes to power.
TheBlackSheep
This March is for Nigel Terry, R.I.P you will be greatly missed, and you will always be Arthur in my eyes
Johann Bach
4:05.. Oh my Good lord..
flemming dalsgaard
A giant has fallen. By a spear in the back. His potential was never brought to the reel test. Thats why the music is so loud. It is not just anybody who has died. Why was the strong man after all so weak? Don't know. But we see it in the real world. Often strong men are clowns in the end.
Phil Hartman
Europe must fall before it #EuropeRises
Eoghan O Muircheartaigh
Incredible performance. The conductor was emotionally drained by the end.
peter owen
It really doesn't get any better than this.
Alka Trass
Wagner + John Boorman = chef d'oeuvre.
HowardJohnstone
The famous Lectern drop at 5:50 is well known from this recording. He is then forced to conduct from memory, trying to recoup the lectern at 6:50 but failing.Klaus Tennstedt was one of the very best conductors of Wagner at the Bayreuth´s festival orchestra. Of cource, he knows this by head, but always conducted from score.
Benjamin O'Donnell
The change at 1:41 ... chills.
aurassi tessala
Superbe splendide epoustouflant . Grand Wagner . Merci pour la video . Bonne soiree...
Atrux1
Probably the most impressive recording I have ever heard!
201bio
4:41 - oh gosh, that trumpet
Brenda Phew
I keep coming back to this.
Profit Blog Formula
Bill Murray is a great conductor
Pete Friss
Wonderfull, tears run down, stirs such emotion is hard to describe.
Paul Johnson
The last scene in Excalibur,, so sad. I love that movie.
Myriaddsystems
I wept when I heard this
ijkoool69
Best sound quality I've heard on YouTube videos of this type.
Maes Roger
On tour in Tokyo in 1988, Klaus Tennstedt (1927-1998), leading the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which was "his" orchestra from 1983 to 1990, gave a concert, not without imperfections, it is a live, but intense ... and often unforgettable! In the "Funeral March" Tennstedt demonstrate a real genius, unfolding before our eyes what Albert Lavignac, in his "Voyage artistique à Bayreuth", described so well: "Those heroic motifs, slightly veiled in mourning , interspersed with sobs, bringing in them terror, a mystical procession of thoughts alive. "* Thank you for sharing this grand and moving moment, worthy of this great page of all.
Bob C
if you are not moved by this , you are already in the after life !
alberto sasà
Giovani! Questo e' lo sballo degno dell'homo sapiens! Non le porcate che vi spacciano in discoteca!
abellia11214
amazing!!!
Friedrich Marx
Part of the forthcoming Brexit contracts: No more German, French, Italian, Russian...music in the Proms after the Brexit! Hahaha - what will be left ? --- Elgar. Period. (Ähhh - Händel was German, by the way)
comguy1313
One of the most stirring and moving pieces of music ever written. Wagner knew how to use brass and strings in such a way as to get a very intense emotional response from the listener, I'm certainly no exception.
petrostheviolinist
Amazing chilling and Awe inspiring
donatello bellomo
Great Tennstedt. Rest In Peace.
Ben Emberley
.....complete with Gun salute at 5:50 :)  The brass is incredible :)
elijah caballero
if you get goose bumps, its not from what has happened before, its for whats to come.
erika7674
Amazingly powerful music.
Bertus Duiverman
Superb. It doesn't get any better than this. Well... Solti?
SuseJ Moore
This overture brought tears to my eyes. Celebration of death and passing over into everlasting life.
Heinrich Wagner
Nicht von ungefähr wurde diese Einstellung bislang 496'604 mal aufgerufen, Sie ist magistral. Was sollen die hässigen Kommntare hierzu?
Field Marshall S.
Finally after so long I have found it ; )
Adam G
We dreamed of something marvelous!
Frippertonics
@ 9:20 Tennstedt seems to be moved by the performance. It's easy to understand why...
C FX-Air Art
Antiker Heavy Metal!!
jam63112
So emotional !
David Heath
Fantastic!!
Harno #3 ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ
Is emotional as every time!
DoppelFaulenzer
Was für eine Ausdrucksstärke! Fantastisch dirigiert und interpretiert. Danke für das Video!
isaiah cruz
His stand fell down, but he still kept his cool. Nice B)
Juan Gt
I just can't listen to any more Wagner, you know...I'm starting to get the urge to conquer Poland.” ― Woody Allen :)
Danijel Bajic
He is fantastic.
Dujardin Antoinette
Very, very good performance. Even better than the Berlin Philharmoniker.
HalcyonTide
Kudos to the professionalism of the conductor and orchestra for the most powerful recording of this piece I can imagine hearing, despite the stand falling over. And I wish we could all agree that that 'cannon salute' was miraculously timely XD
Sidney Morais de Souza
Viva excalibur.
Rolf Ellmer
Bravo!
marc g drevich
would not mind having this played at my funeral . . .
flangie57
A truly great conductor and a truly great orchestra right on the top of their game, these performances are just amazing, the best Wagner to be heard anywhere
oberonne
A mi no me gusta Wagner en general. Su grandilocuencia me resulta abrumadora y vacua, sin embargo sí que es capaz de poner la banda sonora a las grandes pasiones trascendentes. Esta obra me sobrecoge porque refleja -para mi, de un modo perfecto- la metamofosis del héroe en mito: esta música convierte el viaje de Sigfrido por el Rhin, ese río mítico, a un tiempo en marcha fúnebre y en glorificación. No en vano Wagner puso en música el Volkgeist de Hegel, del que han bebido los nacionalismos europeos.
Rafael
Me encanto, le he escuchado como 7 veces, en un dia, gracias por compartir la buena música.
Tom Joad
This is so moving. Tennstedt gets everything out of this Wagner piece, like out of so many others. The tempo, the dynamics, the greatness – it's just perfect. But dId he ever conduct a complete Wagner opera? I can't find any recordings... Would be a shame if not.
Patricia Ahlström
This is the richest, most full bodied version I've heard so far. The restraint, depth, clarity and scope is wonderful!
Tom Van Gool
excellent performed and conducted ... A+++
Rodrigo Rozas
Realmente, me resulta muy difícil al momento de tratar de describir esta interpretación, porque siento que cada aplauso que pueda dar a esta interpretación resulta insuficiente y debiese ser complementado con otro. La magnifica composición de Wagner, encuentra -de un modo completamente inesperado-, la mejor representación que pudo haber tenido. Cada vez que oigo esta obra, me siento capaz de ver toda la historia: Sigfrido, a quien Hagen golpeó por la espalda con su formidable lanza, yace en el suelo y la noche ya había caído. Sus compañeros, de forma respetuosa, toman su cadáver y lo llevan lentamente al lugar de la ceremonia, mostrando un gran duelo en sus caras. Comienza la ceremonia: en tal ceremonia, Sigfrido recibe los homenajes pertinentes por parte de todos los suyos, y en el momento cúlmine de la ceremonia, comienza a salir el sol de forma imponente. Quienes lloraban a Sigfrido, se dan vuelta a ver el sol, y comprenden todo: no es que Sigfrido haya muerto: al único lugar que un héroe como él podía ir era el Valhalla, y allí estaba siendo acompañado ahora por las Valkirias. Brunilda, la Valkiria que fuera amante de Sigfrido y que fue convertida en humana tras esto, lo sabía mejor que nadie. Como la ceremonia ya había concluido, los asistentes a esta se van a sus casas con resignación, pero con sabiendo que deben seguir adelante. En el minuto 5:50, cuando Klaus Tennstedt por error deja caer su atril, se ve obligado a hacer lo mismo que quienes lloraban a Sigfrido: seguir adelante, no importando lo doloroso del momento, debe seguir, y lo hace con una magnificencia que muy pocos músicos podrían presumir de esta. Al finalizar la pieza, el público aún está impactado, y al momento de volver en sí es cuando comienza a aplaudir. Simplemente, de otro mundo...
Mark Thibodeau
This is the kind of jam that inspires people to up and invade Poland for no conceivable valid reason. It's that fucking good.
Santi Martin
Expuestas las más profundas raíces de lo humano en su manifestación hecha música.
KommentarSpaltenKrieger 129394032
This overt and almost absurd grandiosity and heroism seems like you couldn't fit it onto anything anymore, except when it is wrenched in irony. I mean, just imagine any situation where you could see this kind of music fit. When the officemen buys milk in the grocery store? … Nah, not really. It sounds modern and outdated at the same time.
Peter Santana
REST IN PEACE, MAESTRO