Opera's greatest love story, set to music of incomparable beauty, Tristan und Isolde represents one of the nineteenth century's most revolutionary scores. Wagner's 1865 adaptation of a popular medieval legend changed the course of musical history and opened the door to twentieth-century innovations.
Inspired by an illicit passion of his own, Wagner filled this tale of a doomed romance with a sense of desperate longing, conveyed by his blending of tonality, blurring of keys, and innovative use of repetitive leitmotifs. This reprint of Richard Kleinmichel's authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition is ideal for rehearsals and performances by students, amateurs, and professional vocalists, pianists, and conductors. Please note that the lyrics appear in the original German only.
Reprint of the Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig, n.d. edition.