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Opera Explained: Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde

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XM 8195
Opera Explained: Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde
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ISBN: 9781843793342
Download Size: 74 Mb
Running Time: 01:19:25
Digital UPC: 9781843793342

Release Date: July 2006
Originally recorded in 2006
Christopher Cook
Richard Wagner
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde
Christopher Cook
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Tristan und Isolde centres around two lovers who dream of romantic love and yearn for oblivion. No composer had written such a work before. Turning his back on traditional tonality, Wagner changed the course of Western music with Tristan und Isolde. But there's also fact behind the fiction: while he wrote his opera Wagner was in love with another's man's wife, Mathilde Wesendonk. So Tristan and Isolde are also Richard and Mathilde. Christopher Cook explores the making of a masterpiece, the story of lovers gripped by a passion that can only be consummated beyond the grave, a forbidden love that is blind to duty, honour and social obligation.

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