Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Remastered) (2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Kirsten Flagstad – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Remastered) (2021)
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Wilhelm Furtw”angler’s 1952 EMI recording of Tristan und Isolde with the Philharmonia Orchestra is a gold standard among recordings of the opera. The integrality of his vision and his command of the opera’s large structural elements make this a version that is widely admired by listeners who love the opera. Although his reading is never rushed, and is notable for its moments of sensuous languor, for the most part, the opera has rarely sounded so impetuously and freshly imagined. The opening of the Prelude is a marvel; its primal rawness perfectly sets the stage for the searing drama. Isolde’s Act I monologue and Marke’s Act II monologue lack energy and are Furtw”angler’s least effective moments, but they are more than compensated for by the blazing intensity of the “Love Duet,” the anguish of Tristan’s yearning in the third act, and the ecstatic resolution of the” Liebestod.” Kirsten Flagstad made the recording late in her career, when she was in her late 50s, and while her voice doesn’t have the youthful bloom ideal for Isolde, her vulnerability and tenderness, her subtle musicality, and the immense warmth and dignity of her exceptional voice make her an Isolde for the ages. Ludwig Suthaus never had the weight of a heldentenor of the first water, but his is an entirely respectable Tristan, fully capable of negotiating the staggering demands of the role, and his characterization is musically intelligent and nuanced. Blanche Thebom’s Brang”ane is radiant, and her warning in Act II is one of the highlights of the recording. The young Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is a vocally powerful Kurwenal, and his characterization is sharply etched. Josef Greindl sounds underpowered as King Marke, and comes across as more pathetic than really grief-stricken. The members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, who beautifully follow Furtw”angler’s lead in their impassioned playing, are also stars of the performance. The variety of colors they produce, from the practically Medieval sound of the opening notes of the Prelude to the lushly Romantic passion and warmth of the second act, is remarkable. The sound is vintage, but is full, clear, and vivid. The general high level of the performance, particularly the outstanding work of Flagstad, Furtw”angler, and the Philharmonia Orchestra, make this a version of the opera that should be of strong interest to any Wagnerian.

Tracklist:
1. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I: Prelude
2. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 1: “Westw”arts schweift der Blick” (Seemann, Isolde, Brang”ane)
3. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 2: “Frisch weht er Wind der Heimat zu” (Seemann, Isolde, Brang”ane, Tristan, Kurwenal)
4. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 3: “Weh, ach wehe! Dies zu dulden!” (Isolde, Brang”ane)
5. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 3: “Da Friede, S”uhn’ und Freundschaft” (Isolde, Brang”ane, Chorus)
6. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 4: “Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen!” (Kurwenal, Isolde, Brang”ane)
7. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 5: “Herr Tristan trete nah!” (Tristan, Isolde)
8. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 5: “War Morold dir so wert” (Tristan, Isolde, Chorus)
9. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act I, Scene 5: “Tristan! Isolde!” (Tristan, Isolde, Kurwenal, Brang”ane, Chorus)
10. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II: Prelude
11. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 1: “H”orst du sie noch?” (Isolde, Brang”ane)
12. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2: “Isolde! Geliebte!” (Tristan, Isolde)
13. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2: “O eitler Tagesknecht” (Tristan, Isolde)
14. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2: “O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe” (Tristan, Isolde)
15. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2: “Einsam wachend in der Nacht” (Brang”ane)
16. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2: “Lausch, Geliebter!” (Tristan, Isolde)
17. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 2: “So starben wir, um ungetrennt” (Tristan, Isolde, Brang”ane)
18. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 3: “Rette dich, Tristan!” (Tristan, Kurwenal, Melot)
19. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 3: “Tatest du’s wirklich?” (Marke, Tristan)
20. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 3: “Dies wundervolle Weib” (Marke, Tristan)
21. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act II, Scene 3: “O K”onig, dass kann ich dir nicht sagen” (Tristan, Isolde, Melot)
22. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Prelude
23. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 1: “Kurwenal! He! Sag, Kurwenal!” (Ein Hirt, Kurwenal, Tristan)
24. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 1: “D”unkt dich das? Ich weiss es anders” (Kurwenal, Tristan)
25. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 1: “Isolde kommt!” (Tristan)
26. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 1: “Noch ist kein Schiff zu sehn!” (Kurwenal, Tristan)
27. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 1: “Meine Herre! Tristan!” (Kurwenal, Tristan)
28. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 1: “O Wonne! Freunde!” (Tristan, Kurwenal)
29. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 2: “O diese Sonne!” (Tristan, Isolde)
30. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 3: “Ich bin’s, ich bin’s” (Isolde)
31. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 3: “Kurwenal! H”or! Ein zweites Schiff” (Kurwenal, Ein Hirt, Ein Steuermann, Melot, Brang”ane, Marke)
32. Wilhelm Furtw”angler – Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Scene 3: Liebestod. “Mild und leise wie es l”achelt” (Isolde)

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