|Tristan und Isolde|
Live recording in mono from
Bayerische Staatsoper, München
July 20, 1952
|Conductor: Erich Kleiber|
|Marke|| ||Ferdinand Frantz|
|Ein Hirt|| |
|Ein Seemann|| |
|Ein Steuermann|| |
Fritz Richard Bender
|Chor und Orchester der|
|MYTO, MCD 032.H075
Review by Albert Soletsky|
A somewhat unusual TRISTAN in that Helena Braun plays Isolde as
doormat instead of as a HELDENSOPRANO a la Flagstad or Nilsson. This
is not to say that she sings badly; on the contrary, in the love duet
(among other things) she is superb. However in terms of sheer
presence she seem overshadowed by Margarete Klose as Brangäne.
And somehow the image of Isolde as victim rather than victor
triumphant in love-death is disconcerting to say the least. The other
principals are in good form, with Kleiber giving solid support.
Technically an excellent recording for a live performance of its date,
with very clear sound.