Tristan und Isolde on Record  (Jonathan Brown)   9780313314896   (Greenwood Press)
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Tristan und Isolde on Record  (Jonathan Brown)   9780313314896   (Greenwood Press)
B0072. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE ON RECORD, Jonathan Brown, Ed. A Comprehensive Discography of Wagner’s Music Drama with a Critical Introduction to the Recordings. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2000. 267pp. Exhaustive Discography; Index; Videography; Photos. Very long out-of-print, Final New Copy! - 9780313314896 0313314896


“This excellent book, which follows the same author's exemplary PARSIFAL ON RECORD of 1992, provides all the discographical information on Wagner's masterpiece that anyone except an insanely competitive fellow discographer could possibly want, and arranged in the most lucid way....Brown displays his taste, passion and depth of concern with the work, in prose which is invariably fresh, often witty, and shows an enviable gift for the telling, evocative phrase....The author deserves our warmest gratitude.”


“This critical discography of Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE opens with an introduction that illustrates the challenges the opera poses to performers. The discography lists all complete recordings, all major selections, and hundreds of individually recorded vocal and instrumental excerpts from 1901 to 1999. Information was researched in major public collections and libraries in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Pirate recordings and fictitious conductors are identified, and an extensive list of arrangements from the Opera, ranging from piano to jazz ensemble, and a list of performances on video are included. This unique discography will appeal to Wagnerian scholars, opera fans, and record collectors. Of special interest is a listing of the timings of complete performances, including some early Bayreuth performances not on disc and more than 200 recordings of the Prelude and arrangements of the ‘Liebestod’.…an elegant piece of impressive scholarship, meticulously researched and no well off Wagner enthusiast should miss it."


“Discographic information is admirably complete....This work will appeal to Tristan lovers.”