Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde (complete opera recorded in 1952)

 
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RICHARD WAGNER
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde (complete opera recorded in 1952)
Ludwig Suthaus, Kirsten Flagstad, Blanche Thebom, Josef Greindl, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Philharmonia Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

[ Warner Classics / 4 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 1 March 2004

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50 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME (No 7) - BBC MUSIC

"the two leads have never been equalled. The Phiharmonia Orchestra is at its absolute peak, too; and, working in long takes, the result is that the unique intensity and continuity of this score is caught as it has never been again." BBC Music

"Furtwängler's concept is spacious from the opening Prelude onwards, but equally the bite and the drama are vividly conveyed, matching the nobility of Flagstad's portrait of Isolde...It stands among Furtwängler's finest memorials, still unsurpassed by later versions in its spacious concentration and intensity." Penguin Guide