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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Blanche Thebom (vocals); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (vocals); Edgar Evans (vocals); Josef Greindl (vocals);...
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Wilhelm Furtwängler's 1952 EMI recording of Tristan und Isolde with the Philharmonia Orchestra is a gold standard among recordings of the opera. The integrity of his vision and his command of the opera's large structural elements make this a version that is widely admired by listeners who love the opera. Although his reading is never rushed, and is notable for its moments of sensuous languor, for the most part, and the opera has rarely sounded so impetuously and freshly imagined. The opening of the Prelude is a marvel; its ...

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde 2004, Warner Classics

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