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For being the first complete recording of The Ring in history, it still holds it's place as the best cycle one can buy.
Nienstedt and Burmeister are not on the level of the Hunding or Fricka for Solti or Karajan, but Nilsson's Brunnhilde and Adam's great Wotan make up for that.
I have read much about Wagner's desire to fuse music and drama in a way that is completely organic, and feel very sympathetic to it.
The greatest cycle of Wagner's Ring ever recorded. Others may boast better overall interpretations; but none reach the level of dramaticism presented in these recordings.Published 6 months ago by Will Brewer
The Solti Ring is the best recording of the Ring cycle. Georg Solti was one of the finest conductors in the world, and the Vienna Philharmonic is one of the best orchestras in the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Boz
Just the very best version I have. I have 3 other versions, borenboim, mehta, furtwangler... I don't know about the other versions... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susana Pitchon
wagner music is something great. the solti recorded of the Ring is just excellent. The sound is perfect. I really enjoy it.Published 12 months ago by charles cottet
First, some comments on the recording: played on a good turntable with an excellent cartridge tracking at less than 1 gram, the original LP recording is by far the best. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Fred Wedel
There is no perfect recording of Wagner's great opera tetralogy, but this powerful performance comes closest. I've heard a number of others, which were good and even great. Read morePublished 22 months ago by christianw7
Excellent performances. Unfortunately, the technical recording is lacking due to time, but still very listenable. Highest drama captured. This Ring cycle is gold.Published 24 months ago by TJF
To hear this work of art is a complete learning experience. There's no doubt that the Ring is not only a musical but a philosophical experience, after all we need to remember the... Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Kevin Escoto Saenz
I echo more so the one-star comments, but since this is an 'historic" recording (pace the Keilberth and Krauss versions) I'll cut it some slack. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by scholarboy