[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
FOURTEENTH GRAND SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
Richard Wagner Programme
Tannhäuser: Prelude to Act III [see note]
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
Die Walküre: Winterstürme
Der Fliegende Holländer: Overture
Der Fliegende Holländer: Wie aus der Ferne
Anton Van Rooy
A Faust Overture
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prize Song
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Quintet
Anton Van Rooy
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
* 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.