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BIRGIT NILSSON, WIENER PHILHARMONIKER AND SIR GEORG SOLTI

Strauss: Elektra (Deluxe Edition)

Model:
4831494
SKU:
467078
PLU: 28948314942

Deluxe Hard-Back Limited Editions With Original Iconic Cover! Each Edition Includes Comprehensive Booklet Notes, And Libretto And Synopsis In English, German And French Translations

Deluxe Hard-Back Limited Editions With Original Iconic Cover! Each Edition Includes Comprehensive Booklet Notes, And Libretto And Synopsis In English, German And French Translations

Format - 2CD + BLU-RAY AUDIO
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 07/07/17

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Deluxe Hard-Back Limited Editions With Original Iconic Cover! Each Edition Includes Comprehensive Booklet Notes, And Libretto And Synopsis In English, German And French Translations

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 with Elektra, incorporating true 24-bit audio with the R. Strauss reference recording and a cast led by Birgit Nilsson and conducted by Sir Georg Solti. The legendary recording was also done in Sofiensaal, Vienna in September 1966.

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

"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

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistBIRGIT NILSSON, WIENER PHILHARMONIKER AND SIR GEORG SOLTI
LabelDecca
Music GenreClassical
Music Genre PrimaryClassical
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