I bought this highlights record sometime after I bought the complete Wagner Ring Cycle by Solti. What a difference! Impressive as Solti is I found Karajan's interpretations more subtle and beautiful. So I went out and bought the complete Karajan Ring Cycle and am seldom disappointed by what I hear. Reading other Wagner reviews I see there are violent differences of opinion. Nowhere, it seems, is there the perfect recording on which everyone can agree! But if you like Wagner to sound beautiful Karajan may be for you. So why not try this highlights record and see what you think? It may persuade you to buy the complete cycle.