Speakers Corner (Decca)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
|No. of Discs:||2|
Pressed at Pallas on 180-gram vinyl
Reissued Decca SET from Speakers Corner. Decca's Elektra is a remarkable account of the opera. Recorded in 1968, produced by John Culshaw with an all-star cast, this performance captures the opera's brutality and atmosphere of nearly uninterrupted hysteria. Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic performing one of the great Strauss orchestras, in a searing reading of the frenzied score. Solti's control of the opera's waves of tension and fury makes the moment of Elektra's recognition of Orest almost unbearably triumphant, and the ending a cataclysmic summation of Elektra's passion.
|1. Richard Strauss(1864-1949)|