82. Love is the Drug: Wagner – Tristan & Isolde

When Tristan & Isolde take a magic love potion it’s not exactly happy ever after. Love wins in the end, it’s just they’re both dead. Passionate, overwhelming, transformative music from Richard Wagner sends them on their way and leaves us all in a state of transcendent bliss. 

Listening time 30 mins (Podcast 11′, Music 19′)

Music here:

The Youtube video from the Orchestra National de Lille starts and end with music by Sibelius: the melancholy Valse Tristeto start and then, after the Wagner, the beyond fab Symphony No.3, which gets the Cacophony treatment in episode 54.

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