Tristan und Isolde, Prelude for clarinet octet


Wagner composed his music​al​ drama “Tristan und Isolde” in 1859. The Prelude that opens ​it is one of Wagner’s most well-known works, with its harmonic ambiguity beginning with ​his famous “Tristan chord.”​ This arrangement for clarinet octet showcases the wide range of textures and rich tone color​s​ ​of ​this instrumentation. Every one ​of ​the eight parts is vitally important melodically and harmonically​.​