Tristan und Isolde
by Richard Wagner
Wilhelm Furtwängler is the conductor of my favorite recording of Tristan und Isolde, with Ludwig Suthaus and Kirsten Flagstad, available on EMI compact discs from amazon.com.
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Lauritz Melchior and Kirsten Flagstad star in the recording of a 1936 Covent Garden performance conducted by Fritz Reiner that has been issued on Naxos compact discs.  It can be ordered from amazon.co.uk.
Tristan & Isolde
Tristan & Isolde
Blair-Leighton, Edmund
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Tom Lubbock writes in an article at guardian.co.uk about the book Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde by Roger Scruton:  "Scruton dwells on one specific artwork: Richard Wagner's music-drama of love and death, Tristan und Isolde. Of all Wagner's works, it 'has the greatest claim to occupy the psychic space traditionally reserved for religion.' It 'invites us, just as we are invited to the altar in the sacred ritual of a religious gathering'. It 'offers the final proof that man can become holy with no help from the gods.'"
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EMI recording with Plácido Domingo, amazon.co.uk
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