OP0474. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Live Performance, 23 July, 1952, w.von Karajan Cond. Bayreuth Festival Ensemble;
Martha Mödl, Ramón Vinay, Hans Hotter, Ludwig Weber, Hermann Uhde, Ira Malaniuk, Gerhard Stolze, etc.
(E.U.) 3-Walhall 0001. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 4035122650013
“Before Mödl has sung a dozen bars, we know this Isolde’s situation and personality vividly and fully: the bottled-up fury, the sour regret, the quick intelligence running to irony – it’s all here in Mödl’s opening phrases. This is one of the richest and most penetrating character portrayals I have ever heard on records. The other singers are fine too, and so of course is Karajan….an important TRISTAN for anyone who loves the work.”
- William Youngren, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2002