10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
As good as it gets; as great as they say,
This review is from: Aida (Audio CD)
This 1959 recording of Aida by Herbert Von Karajan et al is often stated to be the greatest recording ever made of this opera. I have only heard bits of others, so I can't say that, but I can say it is sensational.
Before we purchased this one, we only had a highlights CD by Claudio Abbado, Placido Domingo and others, but we were missing out on so much great music with that CD. It doesn't even include the triumphal march!
The performances here are wonderful. The singers and orchestra do a fantastic job of portraying this stirring music.