Saturday, May 12, 2012

The most evocative thing ever put to film

[Carlos Kleiber conducting the Liebestod from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde". At Bayreuth, perhaps 1975.]

There you have it, the only thing any of us will ever need to know. The purpose of art, the justification of all existence.

Mild und leise,
wie er lächelt,
wie das Auge
hold er öffnet...

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