On Jun 7, 2:25 pm, Mark S <markstenr...
> Taken as a whole, I greatly prefer the Karajan.
Although I'm usually much more inclined to prefer Karajan to Solti, in
this case it's more of a toss-up due to the casting. I prefer
Karajan's Rheingold and Walkure (except for Act 1, where Karajan's
cast is largely asleep at the switch), and Solti's Gotterdammerung.
Siegfried is more or less a tie, largely because Stolze is virtually
unlistenable for Solti (and much better for Karajan).