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Tristan und Isolde

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (trans. Christiaan Janssen)


Subtitle: Vorspiel und Liebestod


General Info

Year: 1862 / 2015
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Baton Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €175.00   |   Score Only (print) - €46.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Solo Flute I-II
Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
Solo A Clarinet I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Solo Tuba
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani

Violincello

Solo Voice


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Many see Wagner's Tristan und Isolde as the beginning of the move away from common practice harmony and tonality, and consider that it lays the groundwork for the direction of classical music in the 20th century. The Prelude and Liebestod is a concert version of the overture and Isolde's Act 3 aria Mild und leise. The arrangement was by Wagner himself, and it was first performed in 1862, several years before the premiere of the complete opera in 1865.

The Liebestod can be performed either in a purely orchestral version, or with a soprano singing Isolde's vision of Tristan resurrected.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Charles Neidich, conductor) – 14 May 2019


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