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Strauss: Elektra / Sinopoli, Marc, Voigt, Schwarz, Et Al


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 453429   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gabriela SimaElisabeth WilkeSiegfried JerusalemHanna Schwarz,   ... 
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sinopoli's Elektra bears all of the hallmarks of his great recording of Salome (possibly the finest ever recorded) - great transparency, an unnerving sense of a drama unfolding and a great rapport with his singers. Alessandra Marc is very fine in the title role, and absolutely compelling in her closing scene. What makes this recording so recommendable is the playing of the Vienna Philharmonic and the engineering.

From a purely sound point this recording is thrilling -- totally clear and allowing one to hear Strauss' opulence and dissonance as it might in the opera house. A wonderful, fully aural experience, as spectacular as any since CDs were first released.

-- Marc Bridle, MusicWeb International
Sinopoli's Elektra bears all of the hallmarks of his great recording of Salome (possibly the finest ever recorded) - great transparency, an unnerving sense of a drama unfolding and a great rapport with his singers. Alessandra Marc is very fine in the title role, and absolutely compelling in her closing scene. What makes this recording so recommendable is the playing of the Vienna Philharmonic and the engineering.

From a purely sound point this recording is thrilling -- totally clear and allowing one to hear Strauss' opulence and dissonance as it might in the opera house. A wonderful, fully aural experience, as spectacular as any since CDs were first released.

-- Marc Bridle, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Elektra, Op. 58 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gabriela Sima (Soprano), Elisabeth Wilke (Alto), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor),
Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Deborah Voigt (Soprano),
Christiane Hossfeld (Mezzo Soprano), Karin Wieser (Soprano), Walter Zeh (Baritone),
Helga Termer (Soprano), Michael Howard (Tenor), Annette Jahns (Mezzo Soprano),
Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano), Katerina Beranova (Alto), Goran Simic (Bass),
Alessandra Marc (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Elektra, Op.58: "Wo bleibt Elektra?"
Elektra, Op.58: "Allein! Weh, ganz allein."
Elektra, Op.58: Ah! das Gesicht!
Elektra, Op.58: "Was willst du? Seht doch dort!"
Elektra, Op.58: "Ich habe keine guten Nächte."
Elektra, Op.58: "Orest! Orest ist tot!"
Elektra, Op.58: "Nun denn, allein!"
Elektra, Op.58: Orest! Orest! Es rührt sich niemand!
Elektra, Op.58: Es muss etwas geschehen sein
Elektra, Op.58: "Elektra! Schwester!"

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