Tristan und Isolde

Erich Leinsdorf
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
8 february 1941
Metropolitan Opera New York
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
TristanLauritz Melchior
IsoldeKirsten Flagstad
BrangäneKerstin Thorborg
KurwenalJulius Huehn
König MarkeAlexander Kipnis
MelotEmery Darcy
Ein junger SeemannEmery Darcy
Ein HirtKarl Laufkötter
SteuermannJohn Gurney
Jonathan Brown
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Media Type/Label
Metropolitan Opera Guild, Melodram
Melodram, Gehardt, Walhall Eternity, OOA, TOL
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571 kbit/s VBR, 44.1 kHz, 826 MByte (flac)
Matinee broadcast
A production by Joseph Urban (1920)
The Metropolitan Opera Guild set lacks the first chord of the Act 3 Prelude. Because of signal loss from the station broadcasting the 8 February 1941 performance, two fill-ins from the broadcast of 23 March 1940 have been used: in Act 2, from “Bist du mein?” to “O [Wonne er Seele]” and in Brangäne’s watch from “[die den Schläfern Schlimmes] Ahnt” to the bar before Isolde’s “Lausch’, Geliebter!” The cuts in the performance are the same as those in the 23 March 1940 performance. [Jonathan Brown]