Today in a second hand CD-store I picked up a Melodram Tristan and
Isolde, conducted by Thomas Beecham, in a recording from 18 and 22
June 1937, with Flagstad and Melchior. Sven Nilsson is the King Marke,
but Kurnewal is sung by Paul Schöffler in Act 1 & 3, and by Herbert
Janssen in Act 2. Likewise the Brangäne in Act 1 & 3 is Margarete
Klose and Karin Branzell in Act 2.
I also have the EMI issue issued in 1991, which states it comes from a performance on 18 June 1937 - but, as we all now know, has the famous
ERRATUM sticker that a lot of Act 1 & 3 come from 1936 and were
conducted by Reiner.
These Melodram CDs are from 1988, some years before EMI made the above discovery. Does anyone know if this is the genuine thing from the performances in 1937. Any views on this recording.
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