«Tristan und Isolde» is one of the most important works by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and hailed as the «central work of the entire history of music” by Leonard Bernstein.
Tristan and Isolde mistakenly drink a love potion meant for Isolde and her fiancé Marke. They fatally fall in love with each other and so the drama unfolds. Do they have a chance? Of course not. A quintessential musical drama!
This 4CD box (complete recording in 1952) features the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler and singers including Ludwig Suthaus, Kirsten Flagstad, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. A must in your collection !
4CD set, appr. running time 260 min.