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Siegfried Jerusalem & Waltraud Meier – “Isolde! Geliebte! … Wie lange fern! … O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe … So starben wir, um ungetrennt” – “Tristan und Isolde” Act II Scene II “Liebesnacht” (Love Duet) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Siegfried Jerusalem & Waltraud Meier – “Isolde! Geliebte! … Wie lange fern! … O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe … So starben wir, um ungetrennt” – “Tristan und Isolde” Act II Scene II “Liebesnacht” (Love Duet) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). LIVE in Bayreuth – 1995 Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele M.° Daniel Barenboim Conductor […]

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Ludwig Suthaus & Kirsten Flagstad: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” and “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” from the II Act of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (1865) by Luca

Ludwig Suthaus & Kirsten Flagstad: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” and “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” from the II Act of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (1865). EMI Classics Studio Recording “Tristan und Isolde” – ℗ 1952 Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler. —————————- “It’s not surprising that this sublime performance of Wagner’s […]

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Götterdämmerung – Richard Wagner by Luca

The awakening of Brünnhilde marks the commencement of ” Götterdämmerung ” or ” The Dusk of the Gods,” for from that moment the dusk of the gods begins to lower. All the threads of the great mythical fabric now are brought together to form a sublime and transcendent conclusion. There is no depressing anti-climax, for […]

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Tristan und Isolde – Richard Wagner by Luca

A vassal is sent to woo a beauteous princess for his lord. While he is bringing her home the two, by accident, drink a love potion, and ever thereafter their hearts are fettered together. In the midday of delirious joy, in the midnight of deepest woe, their thoughts are only of each other, for each […]

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1857/58 Richard Wagner (1813-1883) – Wesendonck-Lieder by Luca

The circumstances under which Richard Wagner composed his Wesendonck Lieder are nearly legendary. In May of 1849 the fall of the provisional government that led the Dresden rebellion put an end to Wagner’s revolutionary activities. He was forced to flee, first to Weimar, then, with the help of Liszt, to Zurich, Switzerland, where he sought […]

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M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Der Engel” (1857) from “Wesendock Lieder – Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Der Engel” (1857) from “Wesendock Lieder – Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). ARCHIPEL Studio Recording “Wesendonck Lieder – Ouverture Tannhäuser & Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – 1940-55 Recordings” – ℗ 2008 Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester – Recorded in 1955. […]

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M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Stehe still!” (1858) from “Wesendonck Lieder – Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

M.° Joseph Keilberth & Martha Mödl – “Stehe still!” (1858) from “Wesendonck Lieder – Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme” (Five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck) – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). ARCHIPEL Studio Recording “Wesendonck Lieder – Ouverture Tannhäuser & Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – 1940-55 Recordings” – ℗ 2008 Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester – Recorded in 1955. […]

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Kirsten Flagstad – “Im Treibhaus” (1858) – “Wesendonck Lieder” – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Kirsten Flagstad – “Im Treibhaus” (1858) – “Wesendonck Lieder” – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). EMI Classics LIVE Recording “Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Arias” – ℗ 1948 Remastering 2004 M.° Gerald Moore Piano. ——————————————— Im Treibhaus (Lyrics by Mathilde Wesendonck) Hochgewölbte Blätterkronen, Baldachine von Smaragd, Kinder ihr aus fernen Zonen, Saget mir, warum […]

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Kirsten Flagstad – “Schmerzen” (1858) – “Wesendonck Lieder” – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Kirsten Flagstad – “Schmerzen” (1858) – “Wesendonck Lieder” – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). EMI Classics LIVE Recording “Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Arias” – ℗ 1948 Remastering 2004 M.° Gerald Moore Piano. Schmerzen – Lyrics by Mathilde Wesendonck. Sonne, weinest jeden Abend Dir die schönen Augen rot, Wenn im Meeresspiegel badend Dich erreicht […]

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Kirsten Flagstad – “Träume” (1858) – “Wesendonck Lieder” – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) by Luca

Kirsten Flagstad – “Träume” (1858) – “Wesendonck Lieder” – Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883). EMI Classics LIVE Recording “Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Arias” – ℗ 1948 Remastering 2004 M.° Gerald Moore Piano. ————————————— Träume – Lyrics by Mathilde Wesendonck Sag, welch wunderbare Träume Halten meinen Sinn umfangen, Daß sie nicht wie leere Schäume […]

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