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I don't intend to write a detailed review of this superb disc but I urge anyone who is a fan of great singing (and playing) to rush to purchase it. In a desert of great Wagner tenors (Only Botha, Skelton and, to a lesser extent Dean Smith come close) it's a glorious pleasure to listen to Kaufmann's beautiful, powerful and searingly committed performance. Also the artist's questing intelligence shines out from every phrase. It is hard to cherry pick when it's all this good but listen to the way Kaufmann narrates the story of Tannhauser's disastrous pilgrimage to Rome, marvel at the power of his cries of "Walse" and be moved to tears by the simple art of his prayer from "Rienzi"