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Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
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Helga Dernesch Helga Dernesch
Walter Berry Walter Berry
Walter Hagen-Groll Walter Hagen-Groll
Deutschen Oper Berlin Chorus Deutschen Oper Berlin Chorus
Jon Vickers Jon Vickers


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Description: 0 0 Depending upon how one feels about the conducting of Herbert von Karajan, this performance is either Karajan's poem to himself--all indulgence and smoothness and beauty and lushness for their own sakes, with turgid tempi to match--or a genuinely thought-provoking performance. It is undoubtedly beautiful, but in a museum-like way. Helga Dernesch might seem uncomfortable from start to finish as Isolde, but it would be hard to live without Jon Vickers's Tristan. The latter is so full of conflict, desire, loyalty, joy, and despair, with Vickers using every color in his vocal palette, that one can't help being touched-- ... (more)
Manufacturer: EMI Classics
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0077776931920 UPC: 077776931920
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