Concert

Tristan

Novella (1903) by Thomas Mann
With music by Richard Wagner, Jules Massenet, Josef Strauß, Frédéric Chopin, Jean Sibelius etc.

Chris Pichler, Kammermusikvereinigung des Hessischen Staatsorchesters Wiesbaden
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kammermusikvereinigung des Hessischen Staatsorchesters Wiesbaden
Photo: Andreas Etter
Chris Pichler
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kammermusikvereinigung des Hessischen Staatsorchesters Wiesbaden
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kammermusikvereinigung des Hessischen Staatsorchesters Wiesbaden
Photo: Andreas Etter

The plot of Thomas Mann's novella "Tristan" concerns three individuals: Anton Klöterjahn, a prosperous, unimaginative businessman from northern Germany; his very ill wife, Gabriele, and Detlev Spinell, an eccentric writer. Deposited by Anton at the Alpine sanatorium "Einfried", Gabriele becomes the object of Detlev’s devotion. Claiming that Anton’s attention to business is crushing Gabriele’s artistic spirit, Detlev encourages her to rekindle her long-suppressed talents as a pianist. Gabriele performs selections from Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde", leaving them both in rapture. As a result of her reawakened emotions, Gabriele has a relapse.

Cast

Concept & Reading Chris Pichler
Piano Erika le Roux
Kammermusikvereinigung des Hessischen Staatsorchesters Wiesbaden
Flute Thomas Richter
Clarinet Tomas Eckardt
Violin Karl-Heinz Schultz, Svantje Wolf
Viola Nina Torborg-Hunck
Cello Tobias Galler
Double Bass Nicolà von Goetze