Notes & Reviews:
Wilhelm Furtwa¨ngler's early 1950s studio recording of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde on EMI / Columbia remains one of the finest on the market. Less well-known is this live recording from Berlin, 1947, arguably offering a better conducted performance from the baton-wielding maestro. Unfortunately, Act I is lost. This release, re-mastered from the original masters of Act II and III in very good sound, all adds up to a very precious document indeed! Starring Ludwig Suthaus as Tristan and Erna Schlu¨ter, a renowned Elektra who also sang Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi, as Isolde.
American Record Guide, July/August 2015
The orchestra plays very well under FurtwSngler. It sounds like the musical forces were in pretty good shape.
Recording information: Admiralspalast, Berlin (10/03/1947).
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Works DetailsWagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
- Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
- Running Time: 71 min. 39 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1857-1859