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Richard Strauss: Elektra

Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Marie Collier, Gerhard Stolze, Tom Krause, Vienna Philharmonic, Sir Georg Solti

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Elektra, Op.58  
1
"Wo bleibt Elektra?"
Richard Strauss; Helen Watts; Maureen Lehane; Jane Cook; Yvonne Minton; Felicia Weathers; Pauline Tinsley; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
6:18
2
"Allein! Weh, ganz allein."
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
9:26
3
"Elektra!"
Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
2:23
4
"Ich kann nicht sitzen und ins Dunkel starren"
Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
5:55
5
"Es geht ein Lärm los."
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:46
6
"Was willst du? Seht doch dort!"
Richard Strauss; Regina Resnik; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
2:50
7
"Die Götter! bist doch selber eine Göttin."
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Regina Resnik; Margarita Sjostedt; Margarita Lilowa; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
2:36
8
"Ich will nichts hören!"
Richard Strauss; Regina Resnik; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
4:48
9
"Ich habe keine guten Nächte."
Richard Strauss; Regina Resnik; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
6:11
10
"Wenn das rechte Blutopfer unterm Beile fällt"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Regina Resnik; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
4:55
11
"Was bluten muß? Dein eigenes Genick"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Regina Resnik; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
4:24
12
"Was sagen Sie ihr denn?"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:59
13
"Orest! Orest ist tot!"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
2:54
14
"Platz da! Wer lungert so vor einer Tür?"
Richard Strauss; Gerhard Unger; Leo Heppe; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
0:56
15
"Nun muß es hier von uns geschehn."
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
2:02
16
"Du! Du! Denn du bist stark! Wie stark du bist"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
8:07
17
"Nun denn, allein!"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:28
18
"Was willst du, fremder Mensch?"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Tom Krause; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
6:57
19
"Elektra! Elektra!"
Richard Strauss; Tom Krause; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:36
20
"Orest!"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Tom Krause; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
10:11
21
"Du wirst es tun? Allein? Du armes Kind?"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Tom Krause; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:36
22
"Seid ihr von Sinnen"
Richard Strauss; Tugomir Franc; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:31
23
"Ich habe ihm das Beil nicht geben können!"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:31
24
"Es muss etwas geschehen sein"
Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Helen Watts; Maureen Lehane; Yvonne Minton; Jane Cook; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
0:58
25
"He! Lichter!"
Richard Strauss; Gerhard Stolze; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
5:00
26
"Elektra! Schwester!"
Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:50
27
"Ob ich nicht höre?"
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
1:23
28
"Hörst du denn nicht"
Richard Strauss; Marie Collier; Birgit Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
2:22
29
"Schweig, und tanze."
Richard Strauss; Birgit Nillsson; Marie Collier; Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti
3:50
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:47:43
“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

“It is one great strength of the new Decca set, though only one, that the opera is performed quite complete... Strauss's score is fantastically rich in musical detail of all kinds and Solti lavishes care and insight on every conceivable aspect of it... the onus of the performance falls firmly on Birgit Nilsson and she carries it as if it were all in a day's work... this is an amazing impersonation.”
- Gramophone

Inspired by Sophocles's tragedy Electra, the 1909 collaboration between Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal on their version Elektra produced a dark and bloody opera that continues to both entrance and repel audiences today. This remastered digital release sees legendary Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson in the title role supported by the brilliant Sir Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic, as recorded at Vienna's Sofiensaal in 1966.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. It may contain artifacts, and may also contain audio which is limited in bandwidth or dynamic range, due to the technology used at the time of its original creation. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

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