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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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