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Gergiev: Strauss – Elektra (24/96 FLAC)

Gergiev: Strauss - Elektra (24/96 FLAC)
Gergiev: Strauss – Elektra (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Richard Strauss
Performer: Lia Shevtsova, Angela Denoke, Matthias Goerne, Ian Storey, Andrei Popov, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Tatiana Kravtsova, Ekaterina Popova, Dame Felicity Palmer, Olga Legkova, Vuyani Mlinde, Ekaterina Sergeeva, London Symphony Chorus
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Valéry Gergiev
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: LSO
Release: 2012
Size: 1.88 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. “Wo bleibt Elektra?”
02. “Allein!”
03. “Elektra!”
04. “Ich kann nicht sitzen”
05. “Was heulst du?”
06. “Was willst du?”
07. “Ich habe keine guten Nächte”
08. “Was bluten muß?”
09. “Orest! Orest ist tot!”

CD 02
01. “Platz da!”
02. “Wie stark du bist!”
03. “Von jetzt an will ich deine Schwester sein”
04. “Nun denn, allein!”
05. “Was willst du, fremder Mensch?”
06. “Orest!”
07. “Seid ihr von Sinnen”
08. “He! Lichter!”
09. “Agamemnon hört dich!”
10. “Wir sind bei den Göttern”

Valery Gergiev conducts Strauss’ ‘Elektra’, one of the most powerful operas in the repertoire, accompanied by a superlative cast. Premiered in 1910 at Covent Garden, under the baton of Sir Thomas Beecham, ‘Elektra’ showcases many, of what were at the time, modernist techniques such as dissonance, chromaticism and fluid tonality but also some of his finest writing. The one-act Greek tragedy was reconstructed by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and his adapted text forms the libretto for the opera. The drama centres around Elektra and her determination to avenge her father’s death. The themes of death, violence, sexual repression and revenge are omnipresent.

American soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet is recognised as a leading force in German and contemporary music repertoire and a great singing actress.

Angela Denoke and Dame Felicity Palmer both possess outstanding pedigrees in Strauss’ opera. They are joined by outstanding Lieder specialist Matthias Goerne, making one of his rare forays into operatic repertoire.

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