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Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra -  Hab acht, Tristan! Botschaft von Isolde
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Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra - Hab acht, Tristan! Botschaft von Isolde

WAGNER TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Juyeon Song Isolde Roy Cornelius Smith Tristan Tamaro Gallo Brangäne John Paul Huckle King Marke Brian Davis Kurwenal Alexander Kaimbacher Melot, Hirt, A young sailor, the Shepherd Siarhei Zubkevich A steersman Ostrava Opera Men’s Chorus Jurij Galatenko choirmaster Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Robert Reimer conductor The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra stuns with a new recording of Richard Wagner's three-act opera TRISTAN AND ISOLDE. Skillfully conducted by German conductor Robert Reimer, this new, vibrant performance is likely to claim its place as one of the reference recordings of Wagner's innovative work. As novel as the opera was in its time, it didn't go down well with all of the composer's contemporaries. Rossini quipped that while Tristan had great moments, it also had terrible quarter-hours. Worse yet, the author of Wagner's main inspiration was even less impressed: Arthur Schopenhauer, the ingenious German philosopher whose stoic advice to rebuff the animalic Will to Live for happiness's sake underpins large parts of the opera, sided with Rossini (incidentally the thinker's favorite composer). Unluckily for Wagner, it was impossible to discredit Schopenhauer's opinion as that of an amateur: the philosopher played the flute with virtuosic skill, understood music like few others, placed it at the top of all art forms in his philosophy, and justly became a favorite among musicians for his perspicacious assertion that music was one of the few things in which the essence of Being could very briefly be perceived, even if doing so wasn't possible otherwise. Modern-day Wagnerians will be happy to hear that conductor Robert Reimer and the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra have a more favorable opinion of Wagner, performing the volatile composer's opera with great verve and conviction. It's a splendid pairing to be sure: a much sought-after conductor familiar with orchestras all across Europe, and a wonderful ensemble to do his bidding. This arrangement works to the favor of everyone involved. Some might wish this recording had existed 160 years ago. To show his appreciation, Wagner had given Schopenhauer a copy of the libretto – and the philosopher liberally made annotations. At one point Wagner writes "The curtain falls quickly", on which the thinker comments in ink: "For it is high time." If Schopenhauer had known this new TRISTAN AND ISOLDE as it is released today, he would likely have reconsidered. Release Date: August 20, 2020 Catalog #: NV6321 Format: Physical & Digital

Sneak Peek:  behind the scenes

Du bist der Lenz - end of aria 

Voice over tracks

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"Amana, built better than it has to be"

AT&T, "Reach Out America"

Walküre: when our Maestro finally remembers to introduce us! 

Vocal Tracks

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