The best 'live' Ring since Böhm's at Bayreuth 55 years ago.
Hartmut Haenchen's Ring cycle from Amsterdam is an important document of a wildly brilliant production by Pierre Audi. ... Haenchen's flexible yet profound leadership
, an excellent orchestra and chorus and some very fine individual performances in the lead roles.
Linda Watson's Brünnhilde is outstanding as well. ... I enjoyed her Immolation more than any other soprano who has recorded this role commercially over the past 20 years. Not since Behrens (for Sawallisch on EMI) has this part been so vividly rendered on recording.
So I am grateful to Haenchen and Etcetera for preserving this purely aural example of this fine Danish tenor's art. (Stig Andersen)