- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
- Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
- Josef Greindl (Bass)
- Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
- Ludwig Suthaus (Tenor)
- Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
- Rhydderch Davies (Baritone)
- Edgar Evans (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
This first recording made by EMI in 1952 for the new LP format and produced by the legendary Walter Legge was the first major recording to feature the young baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. A young Elisabeth Schwarzkopf dubbed the few High C's that were garbeled in Flagstad's recording sessions. Schwarzkopf subsequently became Mrs. Walter Legge. Conducting, Furtwangler excelled himself. Although there have been fine recordings since, this recording has been the benchmark for them all, and arguably has not been surpassed.
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Works DetailsWagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
- Performers: Rhydderch Davies (Baritone); Edgar Evans (Tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone); Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano); Josef Greindl (Bass); Rudolf Schock (Tenor); Rudolf Schock (Tenor); Ludwig Suthaus (Tenor); Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
- Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
- Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
- Running Time: 255 min. 48 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1857-1859
- Language: German
- Studio/Live: Studio