Isolda's Liebestod

Franz Liszt

Isolda's Liebestod

S. 447 • “From: Wagner's Tristan & Isolde, WWV90”

About this work...

Liszt chose to transcribe one of the most dramatic and often-excerpted moments, Isolde's Liebestod (Isolde's Love-death), from Wagner's masterpiece. It comes at the very close of the opera as Isolde grieves over the body of her love, Tristan. She sings, "How softly and gently he smiles, how sweetly his eyes open..." Li... read more