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Tristan und Isolde

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
3,732 words
Illustration(s):
13

...iii). With both ( x ) and ( y ) of ex.1 repeatedly in attendance, Isolde's Narration tells how the wounded Tristan, disguised as ‘Tantris’, came to her to be healed and how she recognized him as Morold's killer: ‘Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen’. Isolde's determination to slay Tristan in revenge dissolved as he looked pitifully into her eyes – ( y ) is meltingly transformed here – but now she bitterly regrets that she let the sword drop. With heavy irony she mimics Tristan's ‘insulting’ offer to Mark to collect her as bride, and ( x ) undergoes an angry...

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