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Overtures to Rienzi, The Flying Dutchman & Tannhäuser
Tannhäuser – Bacchanale
Reviewed by: Paul Cherry
Reviewed: September 2007
CD No: DECCA THE ORIGINALS 475 8502
Duration: 68 minutes
Solti leads powerhouse performances – a truly turbulent account of “The Flying Dutchman” overture – interlaced with logic, rigorous preparation and no small measure of sensitivity – this chamber performance of Siegfried Idyll is a minor miracle, perfect in intimacy and expressive shape. Throughout, the VPO responds magnificently to Solti’s electric direction. Decca’s sound is a beauty and the packaging is fully worthy.