The popular Prelude & the so-called Liebestod (“Mild und Leise”) from Richard Wagner’s music drama Tristan und Isolde are the most familiar parts orchestras play, most often in the 1859 concert arrangement by Wagner. (He preferred that the term Liebestod be applied to the Prelude only, & originally titled his concert version Liebestod und Verklärung, or “Love-death & Transfiguration.”) The featured work of this Chandos SACD is the 1994 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, fashioned from key parts of the entire opera, not just the beginning & end. Tristan und Isolde: An Orchestral Passion is a lengthy tone poem that includes key passages, in much the same manner as de Vlieger’s other symphonic syntheses on Der Ring des Nibelungen, Parsifal, & Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
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With Tristan und Isolde La Scala opened its 07/08 new in a new production staged by Patrice Chéreau. In this collaboration Daniel Barenboim and Patrice Chéreau (of whom Daniel Barenboim said: "In Chereau, I found my ideal partner“) fulfil a Wagnerian dream they had been cherishing since 1980. The opera hadn’t been staged at La Scala for over 30 years and was a triumph with over 20 minutes of applause.
"…Thanks to Marek Janowski's inspiring direction, the singers' commitment and the peerless sound quality, this recording sets a new benchmark for Tristan und Isolde in the 21st century and undoubtedly it is one that all Wagnerites will wish to investigate. Unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended." ~SA-CD.net
L'histoire de Tristan et Iseut (ou Iseult, Yseut, Yseult, Isolde, Ysolde) est d'origine bretonne, mais ce sont les poètes normands qui en ont fait les premières rédactions qui nous sont conservées. L'histoire de Tristan et Iseut est considérée comme un mythe. …
Edition enrichie (Préface, notes, dossier sur l'oeuvre, chronologie et bibliographie) « On peut aimer jaune comme on rit jaune », disait André Breton des poèmes de Corbière pour souligner leur dissonance majeure. …
Hello buddies! Here you are the complete orchestral works set by this extraordinarily original, but quite unknown out of The Netherlands, composer, Tristan Keuris. Enjoy!!