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Strauss: Elektra / Gergiev, Charbonnet, Denoke, London Symphony

Strauss / Charbonnet / London Sym Orch / Gergiev
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 701   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jeanne-Michele CharbonnetAngela Denoke
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...From the very first bar as Gergiev flung down the “Agamemnon” motif leaving hollow clarinets like an open wound it was clear just how starkly the festering innards of this amazing score would be thrown into relief...the greatness of Strauss’ score is exemplified by the way it clings like rotting flesh to the carcass of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s wonderfully gothic libretto. The words have their own ugly percussiveness and seemed to wrack the bony face and body of Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet’s Elektra as she began her long day’s journey into hellish night..." - The Independent, [January 15, 2012]

"***** "A thrilling, often revelatory performance, alive to every intense and modernistic gesture. Valery
Read more Gergiev finds both great colour and emotional depth in the music...the London Symphony Orchestra on superb form...First-class sound and presentation" - Time Out (UK)

"The LSO performed with a mix of blazing clarity and leering relish." - The Daily Telegraph, (UK)
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Works on This Recording

Elektra, Op. 58 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet (Soprano), Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 

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