21 June 2008

Liebestod from Konwitschny's Tristan in Munich



At last a decent video on YouTube from Peter Konwitschny's production of Tristan und Isolde in Munich. Waltraud Meier (see photos), now out with a new Isolde on DVD, in Heiner Müller's Bayreuth production (see photos), filmed in 1995.

Note that it takes 8 seconds before the applause begins, a true sign of a cultivated and mature audience. If you have experienced a long silence after a wonderful performance, you know what I mean. Those seconds can be pure magic.

More versions of Liebestod on Wagneropera.net

2 comments:

Guus020 said...

Has more beautiful music ever been written? Hardly and Waltraud is just amazing! Thanks, Guus

Ein Hirt said...

I agree. More beautiful music has never been written. And Waltrud... ;-)