STRAUSS Elektra / Nilsson, Resnik

RICHARD STRAUSS

Elektra
Birgit Nilsson · Regina Resnik
Marie Collier · Tom Krause
Wiener Philharmoniker
Georg Solti
Int. Release 04 Sep. 1986
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Track Liste

CD 1: R. Strauss: Elektra

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Elektra, Op.58, TrV 223

Helen Watts, Maureen Lehane, Jane Cook, Yvonne Minton, Felicia Weathers, Pauline Tinsley, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

3.
2:22

Marie Collier, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Marie Collier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Margarita Sjostedt, Margarita Lilowa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Regina Resnik, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Gesamtspielzeit: 53:29

CD 2: R. Strauss: Elektra

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Elektra, Op.58, TrV 223

Marie Collier, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Gerhard Unger, Leo Heppe, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Marie Collier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Tom Krause, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Tom Krause, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

8.
10:12

Birgit Nilsson, Tom Krause, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Tugomir Franc, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Marie Collier, Helen Watts, Maureen Lehane, Yvonne Minton, Jane Cook, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

13.
5:00

Gerhard Stolze, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Marie Collier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Marie Collier, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Marie Collier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Gesamtspielzeit: 54:09

. . . the recording of choice . . . Nilsson's performance -- forceful, controlled and emotionally vibrant -- carries the day.

. . . [Nilsson]: an Elektra unsurpassed in the modern era . . . in the passage where she is mourning her supposedly dead brother she substitutes a sense of desperation which harrows the senses . . . [Regina Resnik as Klytemnaestra is] plunging into the lowest depths of the contralto voice with sinister effect . . . [the chorus]: they are excellent in their brief contributions towards the end.

"Elektra", of course, is one of the roles for which Nilsson was most famous, and you can hear why right from the opening monologue here. Her tirelessness, musicality and trademark laser-like tone mark out a formidable performance . . . one hears afresh how carefully this recording is balanced . . . [Solti's conducting] is carefully gauged and balanced . . . there's no doubting the care that he takes with the orchestra or the virtuosity with which they respond . . . with one of the greatest LP-era Wagnerians in the title-role . . . and stunningly vivid playing from the Vienna Philharmonic under Solti . . . [a] landmark recording . . .