DVD0019. SALOME (Strauss), w.Böhm Cond. Vienna Phil. Ensemble; Teresa Stratas, Astrid Varnay, Hans Beirer, Bernd Weikl, Wieslaw Ochman, etc. DG 00440 073 4339. - 044007343395
"The staging and camera work are very competent, and the production by Götz Friedrich is thrilling. The orchestra playing is on the highest level. Böhm is kind to his singers; unlike Solti, he was the master of the art of dynamics, and though not the loudest conductor around, would hold his forces in reserve only to unleash their full power at a few most climactic points in the score - to telling effect. His methods lead to the most thrilling account of this music I can ever recall hearing. The five-channel surround mode, is gorgeous, loaded with detail, richness, and presence. I was limp as a rag when it was all over."
- AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE