Thursday, July 19, 2007

What the devil?

So that was weird. Listened to Act I of Tristan from Furtwängler's recording last night. Did not enjoy it. This is bothering me. The Prelude was good, but the rest... I dunno. Didn't seem to have enough forward momentum. Could have been my mood. I'll go through Acts II and III this weekend then straight into another performance - maybe the 1952 Bayreuth recording with Karajan. I did like the Furtwängler on previous listens so I'm not ready to say I don't like it. More data is needed.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Your mood has been FOUL lately. Maybe give it another tumble in a few weeks, when the heat has dissipated. You'd love Tristan if it were played by a marching band.