Notes & Reviews:
His singing compels admiration: a fine firm line, unfailing exactness of intonation and rhythm (how often can that be said of most Wagnerian singers?), exemplary enunciation, intelligent and expressive treatment of words and a true sense of character - no wonder he is highly regarded by Bayreuth. He is supported here by most beautiful orchestral playing - Knappertsbusch's masterly hand is everywhere apparent - which sets off Wagner's instrumentation in a rich glow. [... ] These are not merely good performances: they have that intense, imaginative re-recreation of the music which lifts them out of that category.