Leitmotives in the Prelude to Tristan and Isolde

Here is a sampling of some of the major leitmotives in the prelude to Tristan and Isolde:

A: Grief
B: Longing

A: Anguish of Tristan
B: Love of Tristan and Isolde, or "The Look or Glance"

A: Death or Fate

Leitmotives in Act 2

Isolde's Impatience

Love's Longing

Love's Bliss


For a full list of leitmnotives visit: http://www.rwagner.net/midi/e-tristan.html, from whom I've borrowed liberally.

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