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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde

Author: C Major Entertainment

This is one of the most beautiful and brilliant recordings of Wagner´s Tristan und Isolde and it´s first time available on DVD and Bluray.

  • Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde © C Major Entertainment

  • Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde | Copyright: © Bayerischer Rundfunk

    Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde © Bayerischer Rundfunk

  • Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde | Copyright: © Bayerischer Rundfunk

    Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde © Bayerischer Rundfunk

Leonard Bernstein’s way of conducting this opera is unique and he makes orchestra and singers perform at their very best. The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks was the only German orchestra with which Leonard Bernstein regularly collaborated for many years and it has numbered among the top ten orchestras in the world.A star cast of singers with Peter Hofmann and Hildegard Behrens in the title roles, completes this exceptional semi-staged production.

Bernstein’s 1981 recording of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde is still considered an outstanding interpretation and has set the bar until this day. When he heard this performance Karl Böhm said, “Bernstein has conducted Tristan und Isolde the way that Wagner intended it to be conducted”.

Original title Bernstein conducts Tristan und Isolde
Genre Opera
Recording location Herkulessaal Munich,1981
Duration 291 mins
Production Company Bayerischer Rundfunk in cooperation with Amberson Productions
Composer Richard Wagner
Orchestra / Band Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor Leonard Bernstein
Choir Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Soloist Peter Hofmann, Hildegard Behrens, Yvonne Minton, Bernd Weikl, Hans Sotin, Heribert Steinbach

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