Event Details

28 Nov
Schubert & Wagner
London Symphony Orchestra

25 points

Daniel Harding conductor

Iréne Theorin - Isolde
Peter Seiffert - Tristan
Christianne Stotijn - Brangäne
Matti Salminen - King Marke
Mark Stone - Melot/Kurwenal

SCHUBERT Symphony No 8. Musicologists still disagree as to why Schubert failed to complete the symphony. Some have speculated that he stopped working on it in 1822 because it was associated in his mind with the initial outbreak of syphilis! WAGNER Act 2 from Tristan and Isolde. Get your tissues at the ready for Tristan and Isolde! Tristan is notable for its forward thinking chromaticism, tonality, and expressive suspensions. Tristan and Isolde was inspired by Wagner's affair with Mathilde Wesendonck and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, who claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction. This perhaps explains why Wagner wrote so many unresolving suspensions!