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A beautiful performance by Isolde with rich orchestral detail,
This review is from: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
Price as Isolde is in fine form. Her Isolde is lighter than some divas in this role but nevertheless up to the challenge. Kollo as Tristan is pretty run of the mill and much could be said of Fischer-Dieskau (who understandably no where meets his magnificence, as a young man, as heard in the 1952 Furtwangler set). However, the whole performance is never less than appealing. The beauty of the orchestral sound is considerable. This performance is easier on the ear than some other more histrionic sets (Eg: Karajans set with a shrill Isolde played by Dernesh and a 'hysterical' orchestral interpretation).
This is a performance that delivers beauty and subtlty. Whilst my first choice will always be Furtwanglers 1952 set this comes in as a refreshing alternative rendering, with Bohm's and solti's).