Richard Wagner is certainly a controversial figure, but there is little
doubt of his influence on European classical music. He is well known and one
of the great classical composers of his time. He was unusual in that he
wrote both the scenario and libretto for his operas. This collection of his
work by the US Marine band clearly demonstrates why he is so prominent in
the world of classical music. Performed by the "Presidents Own", a group that
has been around for two centuries, this album is a great addition to any
music collection. This transcription from orchestra to symphonic band is really exceptionally well done.
If you enjoy the sound of this group you should also check
out: Sousa's Greatest Hits & Some That Should Have Been Both albums are very
different and show the true breadth of this amazing musical group.