Georg Solti - Strauss: Elektra - Speakers Corner LP

Georg Solti - Strauss: Elektra - Speakers Corner LP

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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)
2. Elektra