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[humanities.music.composers.wagner] Wagner General FAQ
Section - O. What is the difference between the 'Liebestod' and 'Isolde's Transfiguration'?

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The ending of 'Tristan und Isolde' is often, wrongly, called the 'Liebestod'
(Love-death). Wagner himself referred to it as 'Isolde's Transfiguration'
and he applied the term 'Liebestod' not to the end of the drama, but to the
prelude to the first act. See Wagner's letter to Weissheimer of 5 October
1862, in which he proposed to make a concert-piece from the 'Liebestod'
followed by the 'Transfiguration'.


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