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STRAUSS, R Elektra. Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Marie Collier, Gerhard Stolze, Tom Krause, Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti. Deutsche Grammophon 2cds + Blu-Ray-Audio

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Strauss R Elektra Birgit Nilsson Solti Deutsche Grammophon 2Cds Blu-Ray-Audio

R. STRAUSS:
Elektra


Birgit Nilsson (Elektra)
Regina Resnik (Klytämnestra)
Marie Collier (Chrystothemis)
Gerhard Stolze (Aegisth)
Tom Krause (Orest)

Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti

Booklet in English, French, German, includes repertoire notes by Michael Kennedy, essay “Myth and Psychoanalysis in Hofmannsthal’s Elektra” by Gerd Uekermann, session photographs, and synopsis and libretto

Recorded: Sofiensaal, Vienna, September 1966

Undoubtedly one of the greatest performances ever on record … There are many who believe, as I do, that Elektra was Nilsson's most exciting accomplishment for the gramophone, surpassing even her Brunnhilde. Her unflinching attack, magnificent high Bs and Cs, her subtle shadings … her depth of feeling … coupled with her absolute steadiness of tone, are something we are lucky to hear once in a lifetime … this is possibly Solti's most notable operatic recording. The nervous tension of this work finds a keen empathy in his gripping, taut and highly detailed conducting, to which the VPO responded with their finest playing, and every strand of the score, given—for once—complete, is caught by John Culshaw's recording.” GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE, 1986

“A classic superbly remastered, with Nilsson's searing anti-heroine and Solti building almost unbearable tension. Includes Resnik's raddled Klytaemnestra, Krause's heroic Orest and Marie Collier, at the peak of her career” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE, 2007

Decca, THE Opera Company, has always invested infinite energy and enormous care in its productions, pairing unrivalled casts with its unequalled technical skill and legendary sound. Decca Classics is proud to continue its Hardback Opera Series of go-to performances incorporating true 24-bit audio with two reference recordings of R. Strauss with casts led by Birgit Nilsson and also Leontyne Price’s legendary recording of Verdi’s Aida – all three performances are conducted by Sir Georg Solti.

• Deluxe hard-back editions with original covers
• Each edition includes comprehensive booklet notes, and libretto and synopsis in English, German and French translations
• Presented on 2CDs + High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc containing the complete opera in 24-bit audio
• Remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz/24-bit audio from original analogue sources by former Decca Engineer Paschal Byrne

Deutsche Grammophon 4831494



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