Originally Posted by audiophilia
The Four Last Songs is his masterpiece, I think. Followed by Till. What's your favourite recording? I love that Scarlatti sonata. The way the line rises in the opening movement.
Karajan/Janowitz, without question. It leaves everything else in the dust. It is easily the best late Karajan recording...he is restrained, uncharacteristically so. And then Janowitz...that voice, my god. Lyric soprano with a LOUD voice that just soars over the music. "Biem Schlafengehen" on this recording is Gundula Janowitz's magnum opus IMO. The emotion is staggering. Schwarzkopf and Flagstad didn't even come close!