Tristan und Isolde

Artur Bodanzky
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Date/Location
2 January 1937
Metropolitan Opera New York
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Cast
TristanLauritz Melchior
IsoldeKirsten Flagstad
BrangäneKerstin Thorborg
KurwenalJulius Huehn
König MarkeLudwig Hofmann
MelotArnold Gábor
Ein junger SeemannKarl Laufkötter
Ein HirtHans Clemens
SteuermannJames Wolfe
Gallery
Reviews
New York Herald Tribune
Jonathan Brown
Rating
(8/10)
User Rating
(4.8/5)
Media Type/Label
EJS 157
Walhall, Walhall Eternity, The Forties, OOA, Bensar, HO, Line
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Technical Specifications
267 kbit/s VBR, 44.1 kHz, 365 MByte (flac)
Remarks
Matinee broadcast
A production by Joseph Urban (1920)
The Prelude is omitted from the LP recording. The performance was also abridged: omitted from Act 2 were “Dem Tage! Dem Tage!” (Tristan) to “dass nachtsichtig mein Auge wahres zu sehen tauge” (Tristan), “Tag und Tod” (Isolde) to “Tristan der Tod gegeben” (Isolde), and “Wozu die Dienste” to “Da liess er’s denn so sein” (King Marke), and from Act 3 “Isolde noch im Reich der Sonne!” to “die selbst Nachts von ihr mich scheuchte?” (Tristan), “Muss ich dich so versteh’n” to “Zu welchem Los?” (Tristan), “Die nie erstirbt to Der Trank! der furchtbare Trank!” (Tristan), and from “Gebrochen der Blick!” to “Nur einmal noch!” (Isolde). [Jonathan Brown]