Notes and Editorial Reviews
Bohm directs this classic live 1966 performance wuth unflagging passion and energy. On stage are the most admired Tristan and Isolde of their time, Wolfgang Windgassen and Birgit Nilsson.
Nilsson characterises strongly, and her voice with its cleaving power can also soften beautifully. Windgassen's heroic performance in Act 3 is in some ways the crown of his achievements on record, even though the voice has dried and aged a little. Christa Ludwig is the ideal Brangäne, Waechter a suitably forthright Kurwenal and Talvela an expressive, noble-voiced Marke. Orchestra and chorus are at their finest.
– Gramophone Classical Music Guide