Chris Pichler & the Chamber Music Society of the Hessian State Orchestra of Wiesbaden | Germany
Novella (1903) by Thomas Mann
With music by Richard Wagner, Jules Massenet, Josef Strauß, Frédéric Chopin, Jean Sibelius, Arnold Schönberg etc.
Erika le Roux
Photo: Peter Brechtel
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.
2020 International May FestivalGrosses Haus Foyer15:00 - 16:30