May 22, 2013
200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth
1876 Wagner conducted the premiere of his famous cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen in his own opera house at Bayreuth and the music world split into fans (Wagnerians) and opponents. Today, Wagner's importance is beyond doubt. To celebrate the bicentenary of his birth, EMI Classics released two boxes and a double CD that document his work; the Great Opera Box (36 CDs), the double CD The Essential Wagner and the 3 CD box The Other Wagner, with many rarities - Wagner's piano music, symphonies, concert overtures, marches and choral works.
To find more Wagner releases on EMI Classics click here.
You can also find some selections from the above mentioned albums on our EMI Classics Anniversary Playlist on Spotify - click here.