Even if it contains pieces that you love, we diehard Wagner-music fans cannot deny that the "blowhard" approach of a wind ensemble is a great fit to a lot of Wagner's stuff.
01. Großer Festmarsch (American Centennial March - 1876) (13:51)
02. Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg — Act III: Prelude (5:01)
03. Tannhäuser: Grand March (6:32)
04. Lohengrin — Act III: Introduction and Bridal Chorus (8:28)
05. Götterdämmerung: Funeral March (7:28)
06. Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Walhalla (6:59)
Track 1 is a lot of motion that doesn't go anywhere (to my taste). But I think you'll like most of this blustering donnerwetter.
Brass at Walhalla.
Oh ... the post title? I dare you to repeat the name of this album a couple of times and NOT feel that it's transmuting into the Big Bad Villain's Laugh, "Bwaa-ha-ha-ha!"
See you Thursday. Happy New Year!