Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Speaking Of Tristan and Isolde


The Robert Greenberg lecture where he relates the anecdote of a 19th Century conductor in the audience of Wagner's Tristan.

Into Act II, he whispers to his friend that by now, if this were an Italian opera, the lovers would have had nine children, but since they're German, they're still discussing things.





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