[Met Concert/Gala] CID:37100
Fourteenth Grand Sunday Night Concert
Richard Wagner Programme
. Metropolitan Opera House: 02/25/1906.

Metropolitan Opera House
February 25, 1906

Richard Wagner Programme

Tannhäuser: Prelude to Act III [see note]

Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
Marie Rappold

Die Walküre: Winterstürme
Heinrich Knote

Der Fliegende Holländer: Overture

Der Fliegende Holländer: Wie aus der Ferne
Olive Fremstad
Anton Van Rooy

A Faust Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prize Song
Heinrich Knote

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Quintet
Bella Alten
Josephine Jacoby
Heinrich Knote
Anton Van Rooy
Albert Reiss

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Olive Fremstad

Conductor...............Alfred Hertz

* Note in Program: This is the Prelude to Act III of Tannhäuser as it was originally composed by Richard Wagner. After writing it, Wagner substituted the Prelude which is now played as introduction to the Third Act of the opera, and is known as "Tannhäuser's Pilgrimage." It is a much shorter composition.
Wagner made the change because he feared that his audience might fail to appreciate the significance of certain orchestral phrases, descriptive of occurrences which are only referred to subsequently, in the course of Tannhäuser's narrative.
In the original version, which will be played for the first time in America at this concert, the composer deals largely with the climax of the Pilgrimage episode - the curse pronounced upon Tannhäuser by the Pope - an event scarcely hinted at in the later version.

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