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Strauss – Elektra

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Sir Georg Solti, whose outstanding Strauss interpretations constitute the focus of his life’s work, leads the enormous orchestra through the highly complex score and provides his singers with a powerful but finely chiselled sound. Birgit Nilsson personifies an icy-cold Elektra consumed with hatred, and her counterpart Regina Resnik as Clytemnestra is no less extreme in her role. Gerhard Stolze, one of the greatest singers of his time, masters the exhausting role of Aegistheus, and Tom Krause is highly convincing as the determined Orestes. The phenomenal acoustics of Vienna’s Sofiensaal provided an ideal recording venue, and the audible quality of the sung text is excellent – although the final bloodbath can scarcely be expressed in words.


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Richard Strauss: “Elektra”: Marie Collier, Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Tom Kraus and further soloists – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti

Recording: June, September and November 1966 at Sofiensaal, Vienna, by Gordon Parry and James Brown
Production: John Culshaw and Christopher Raeburn

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Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm