Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy birthday, Richard Wagner

Born 22 May 813, died 13 February 1883. This is Waltraud Meier singing Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde, in a 1999 production in Munich conducted by Zubin Mehta. Seven minutes and 25 seconds of sheer beauty.

Appointment listening: on Sunday at 3pm Concert FM will broadcast a live performance from New York’s Metropolitan Opera of Siegfried.

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