One Reply to “The Harp in the Legend of Tristan and Isolde”

  1. Dorothy Lander

    A further search reveals that Isolde also played the harp under Tristan’s tutelage.

    The minstrel responded by playing a few strains, which so impressed the queen that she said, “I will cure you if you will become my daughter’s tutor.”

    Tristan promised to do so. The queen began her cure forthwith, and the minstrel was soon able to begin tutoring the princess, whose name was also Isolde, and whose beauty knew no equal. Isolde the Fair proved to be an eager and gifted pupil, playing the harp exquisitely under Tristan’s tutelage and singing most beautifully with his accompaniment. Indeed, her singing was so magical that it could well be compared to that of the sirens.

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