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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    I think Both the Tristans on Karajan's very different recordings are really fine - Vickers and Vinay. Modl opposite Vinay strains the ear a bit but is great on characterisation. I just wish Denersch hadn't been ill when she recorded it for Karajan as it might have been even better. As it is she is my favourite Isolde.
    Just a mention of Domingo. Of course he never sung it on stage but I have a recording of the love duet Wagner made for concert opposite Voigt. People have cavilled at his German but he sings mighty fine!
    Just to make it clear it was not the shade of Wagner but Domingo singing opposite Voigt.

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    I quite like Domingo's full recording, too. Nina Stemme's a good Isolde (although she's better live than in the EMI studio), Olaf Baer is a fine Kurwenal, Rene Pape a majestic Marke, and there are nice cameos from Rolando Villazon and Ian Bostridge. Although the Covent Garden orchestra isn't as impressive as, say, Welsh National Opera's orchestra under Goodall, I've always liked Antonio Pappano's way with Wagner, and he doesn't disappoint here.

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    ^^^^I enjoy that one too.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reichstag aus LICHT View Post
    I quite like Domingo's full recording, too. Nina Stemme's a good Isolde (although she's better live than in the EMI studio), Olaf Baer is a fine Kurwenal, Rene Pape a majestic Marke, and there are nice cameos from Rolando Villazon and Ian Bostridge. Although the Covent Garden orchestra isn't as impressive as, say, Welsh National Opera's orchestra under Goodall, I've always liked Antonio Pappano's way with Wagner, and he doesn't disappoint here.
    Interesting you should say that. One criticism of Goodall was that the orchestra was somewhat provincial. Us the ROH the same?

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    Listened to the Goodall Tristan recently and felt like time had stood still. Is magical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yashin View Post
    Listened to the Goodall Tristan recently and felt like time had stood still. Is magical
    Eloquence Australia has just reissued the Goodall recording:

    Tristan Isolde Goodall.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunumb View Post
    Eloquence Australia has just reissued the Goodall recording:

    Tristan Isolde Goodall.jpg
    Releases March 15, 2019. Here is the listing on Presto Classical. Special price through March 25.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Feb-17-2019 at 08:56.
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    ^^^^Thanks Fritz!
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    ^^^^Thanks Fritz!
    Now if I could find sound clips to check out. Is this it, is live performance. Seems the names don't line up except for Gray. However, this may be also a great recording to get ahold of--wait we do have a hold of it, right here, and from bouncing around it briefly, this seems like a gem:
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Feb-17-2019 at 17:06.
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    ^^^^^ Wow! What a fantastic performance.
    The singing is superb!
    The conducting is perfect. Spacious, intense and beautiful.
    The atmosphere is great at this live recording and no intrusive audience noise.
    A great recording.
    Best conducting since Furtwangler.
    Hope it becomes available.
    Thanks Fritz!
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    A brief documentary/interview/rehearsal...

    https://youtu.be/fLJSy91_gwc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Now if I could find sound clips to check out. Is this it, is live performance. Seems the names don't line up except for Gray. However, this may be also a great recording to get ahold of--wait we do have a hold of it, right here, and from bouncing around it briefly, this seems like a gem:
    The youtube you posted is the live 1981 performance in English, whereas the Eloquence reissue you posted about earlier is the studio recording in German, also from 1981. I only own the studio recording myself and had not heard the live one, so thanks for posting, I didn't realize it was on youtube.
    Last edited by howlingfantods; Feb-17-2019 at 19:27.

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    ^^^Goodall has great insights.
    Love his approach
    Last edited by Itullian; Feb-17-2019 at 19:26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    ^^^^^ Wow! What a fantastic performance.
    The singing is superb!
    The conducting is perfect. Spacious, intense and beautiful.
    The atmosphere is great at this live recording and no intrusive audience noise.
    A great recording.
    Best conducting since Furtwangler.
    Hope it becomes available.
    Thanks Fritz!
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    Try this Itullian! I've got it and it's not bad.

    https://operadepot.com/collections/r...ndon-1970-1973

    Or this one. Pretty good too.
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    Can get on CD but also available on free webcast (select webcast under FORMAT). There is also a 5-minute sample track farther down this listing. Sound is decent for a 1936 recording.



    Tristan und Isolde
    Fritz Reiner, conductor
    Chorus of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    May 18, 1936

    Isolde…..Kirsten Flagstad
    Tristan…..Lauritz Melchior
    Brangäne…..Sabine Kalter
    Kurwenal…..Herbert Janssen
    King Marke…..Emanuel List
    Melot…..Frank Sale
    Young Sailor…..Roy Devereux
    Shepherd…..Octave Düa
    Steersman…..Leslie Horsman
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Apr-10-2019 at 12:54.
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