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So, i've licked my pencil and printed off my checklist - here goes:passionate conducting marshalling vast forces skilfully in the person of sinopoli: tick; levine also offers us the divine voigt in finest form but trumps sinopoli with the finest heroic tenor of the last generation before jonas kaufmann in the person of ben heppner, delivering the performance of a lifetime as the dazed and baffled waldemar, who spits his rage and despair in the face of god
Because, unlike tristan and isolde, the lovers never duet, perhaps proleptically hinting at the doomed nature of their liaison, you cannot even listen to moser's baritonal barking and be simultaneously distracted by voigt's crystalline tones - and he has more to sing than anyone, so i have no choice other than regretfully to signal that blot on an otherwise glorious account; this is the best owing to its recorded quality
Here, the soloists come through the large orchestra and chorus with clarity
The recording made in denmark has some sound distortion at higher volumes (a sort of crackling hiss)and the soloists sound like they are at the very rear of the stage struggling to be heard