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This review is from: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
A truly great version of this most profound opera. Price is a fine Isolde and Kollo a heroic Tristan. But why is it split over four discs? Act 1 is 77 minutes long, act 2 is not quite 80, and act 3 is 75 minutes. You can fit up to 80 minutes on a CD, but instead all three acts have annoying splits. Most people's preference would be to listen to a whole act in one go ... So a star off for this. Otherwise a lovely recording.
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Initial post: 19 Jun 2015 13:05:15 BDT
MR LINKS says:
Number of Discs: 3? Each act is on one disc.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2015 13:35:27 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
I Good point. The version I have is the original recording and is over four discs. I'm glad DG released it over three discs in the Originals series, though why they didn't do this in the first place is absolutely nonsensical.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2015 13:46:30 BDT
MR LINKS says:
Goodness knows why. Splitting acts across discs is very annoying, I agree.
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 10:48:18 BDT
Amazon Customer is correct, there is a version on 4 discs. I have that in front of me. The later 3 disc version is a re-release. Fortunately the tracks are the same in duration as on the 3 disc version. Correct again, it is rather irritating that the discs don't tally up with the acts. There must have been some reason for DGG to have released it initially on 4 discs. (The copy I have is missing its booklet, and the track listing available on the DGG web site is that for the 3 disc version.)
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