Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde - Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic (4 CDs)
“There is no question that Karajan stands head and shoulders above every conductor in the world today,” said Jon Vickers, acknowledged as the greatest Tristan of his era. Conductor and tenor are joined by Helga Dernesch as a youthful, ardently passionate Isolde and two other singers of notable Wagnerian stature, Christa Ludwig and Karl Ridderbusch.
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Jon Vickers (Tristan), Helga Dernesch (Isolde), Christa Ludwig (Brangäne), Karl Ridderbusch (König Marke), Walter Berry (Kurwenal), Bernd Weikl (Melot), Peter Schreier (Der Hirt/Der junge Seemann) & Martin Vantin (Der Steuermann)
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan