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Wagner by the President's Own - AmazingMarch 27 2010
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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.