Strauss: Elektra (excerpts)

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COMPOSERS: Strauss
LABELS: Orfeo
WORKS: Elektra (excerpts)
PERFORMER: Leonie Rysanek; Vienna PO, WDR SO, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Bavarian State Orchestra/Karl Böhm, Richard Kraus, Lorin Maazel
CATALOGUE NO: C 504 991 B ADD mono/stereo
In this blood-curdling selection we hear Rysanek in all three female roles. The extracts from Götz Friedrich’s gruesome Unitel film catch her too late in the title role. Her Klytämnestra lacks theatrical intensity. But for Straussians, this disc is essential for Rysanek’s glorious Chrysothemis. Clive Portbury

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