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Archive for June 10, 2015

How One Chord Changed the World: “Tristan” at 150

"Tristan und Isolde" at the Vienna State Opera, 2013. Production by David McVicar.

If you’re a music lover, you may have heard of the so-called “Tristan chord” from Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. Audiences were stunned to hear this infamous harmony when the opera premiered on June 10, 1865 more…