Robert Gauldin, Tragic Love and Musical Memory

Example 11. Tristan's vague and imprecise recollections of Isolde and their "night of love" as he awakes from his sick bed (Act III, Scene 1), and the distorted rhythmic settings of the Duet motifs as he feverishly awaits Isolde's arrival and entry (Scene 2)

Act III, Scene 1  Act III, Scene 2