OP0797. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Live Performance, 6 Feb., 1943, w.Leinsdorf Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Helen Traubel, Lauritz Melchior, Kerstin Thorborg, Alexander Kipnis, Julius Huehn, etc. (England) 3-Naxos 8.110008/10. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Final Sealed Copy! - 636943100820
"In King Marke's monologue [Kipnis] shows most of the qualities that made his artistry so distinctive. Few voices are as ebon-hued, but those that are have nothing Kipnis, open core, his songlike flow of rich tone....Vitality in the phrasing as well as the tone energizes the narrative sufficiently to avoid ennui."
- Paul Jackson, SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD MET, p.260