Isoldens Liebestod – Schlußszene aus Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde, S447

composer
1867
composer
1859; Tristan und Isolde

 
We have Liszt to thank for the title which has clung, with Wagner’s approval, to the last scene of Tristan. Of course, this would be the last opera that Liszt heard before his death, and it had been close to his heart from its inception. A short phrase taken from the second act duet introduces a transcription of Isolde’s Love-Death which manages to convey not just Wagner, but Liszt’s total admiration of the music which he thought to be the greatest of its time.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

Recordings

Marc-André Hamelin – It's all about the music
This album is not yet available for downloadDVDA68000DVD
Liszt: Excerpts from Années de pèlerinage - Italie
Studio Master: SIGCD290Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 6 – Liszt at the Opera I
CDA66371/22CDs
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
CDS44501/9899CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Paderewski – His final recordings
APR5636Download only
Wagner: Wagner without words
Studio Master: SIGCD388Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 9 on DVDA68000 [6'48] DVD
Track 1 on CDA66371/2 CD2 [7'02] 2CDs
Track 1 on CDS44501/98 CD38 [7'02] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 8 on SIGCD290 [7'46] Download only
Track 1 on SIGCD388 CD2 [7'51] Download only
Track 12 on APR5636 [5'45] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66371/2 disc 2 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-37201
Duration
7'02
Recording date
9 December 1989
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 38 Track 1
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)