Tristan und Isolde
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Tristan & Isolde Day

Suffering the Great Love
A love potion with fatal consequences – with BR-KLASSIK you discover the magic of Wagner’s fantastic stage world. We offer a legendary recording of “Tristan und Isolde” from 1952 from the Bayreuth Festival – with Herbert von Karajan at the podium. Experience with us the legends of the green hill.

  • Herbert von Karajan

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    30 July 2020, 06:00

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    “Tristan and Isolde” with Herbert Karajan and Wieland Wagner from 1952

    A legendary recording of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” from the Bayreuth Festival in 1952 – at the time in a production by Wieland Wagner. Under the musical direction of Herbert von Karajan, Ramón Vinay and Martha Mödl sing the title roles.

    “Tristan and Isolde” with Herbert Karajan and Wieland Wagner from 1952

  • Hier gilts der Kunst Gesprächsrunde

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    30 July 2020, 10:00

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    Discourse Bayreuth 2020: Bernhard Neuhoff in conversation with Dörte Schmidt and Dieter Grimm

    Whoever pays, gets in, they say. But art is free – says the Grundgesetz. So the state must stay out of it when artists are creative. But of course it should pay for art. Because: “Bavaria is a cultural state,” as the Bavarian constitution states. Without state funding for culture, cultural life as we know it in Germany would be unthinkable. This applies all the more to a music theatre festival like the Bayreuth Festival. Is that a contradiction? How free is state-financed art really? And why do dictatorships like the Nazi regime also have an interest in simulating free art? Bernhard Neuhoff (BR-KLASSIK) discusses these questions with the former constitutional judge Prof. Dieter Grimm, who has initiated numerous groundbreaking judgments in matters of freedom of art and opinion. And with the musicologist Prof. Dörte Schmidt, who is researching emigration and cultural life in the post-war period.

    Image copyright: Moritz Haase

    Discourse Bayreuth 2020: Bernhard Neuhoff in conversation with Dörte Schmidt and Dieter Grimm

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