langsam und schmachtend

Sometimes, one really lacks the motivation to do a proper post. Most of the time, pop music is great, but every so often it's totally inadequate. So something completely different: listen out for the unresolving phrasing, the completely unique chord voicings, the dramatic dynamic shifts, the soaring strings, the huge orchestra. It's my favourite piece of music outside of the pop oeuvre. Sometimes no words is much better than words.

The Music
Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Prelude and Liebestod)

This is a pretty decent recording, but I'd recommend getting hold of the Berlin Philharmonic version if you can, they're pretty much the greatest orchestra in the world. I only have it on vinyl.

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