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This review is from: Wagner: Die Walküre (Audio CD)
I first listened to this recording nearly 30 years ago and, coming back to it recently, am still THRILLED - there is no other word for it - by it's power and artistry.
It has become fashionable to knock Solti's amazing talent and the vision demonstrated throughout his Ring cycle but I will have none of it - this is an amazing effort which has more than stood the text of time and carping about his dramatics and perceived shortcomings of some of the singers have no bearing on the power of the whole.
This is a musical experience to cherish in every aspect - I listened again last night to act 1 and was squirming in my seat at the sheer beauty and excitement of the music and the singing. I can't imagine a better introduction to Wagner.
I recently purchased the much hyped Keilberth Testament recording and whatever value that has, it is no match for Solti's fabulous dramatic approach. Buy and enjoy - it really does not get better than this!