R Strauss - Salome (CD + Blu-ray Audio) | Decca 4831498

R Strauss - Salome (CD + Blu-ray Audio)

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4831498

Format: CD + Blu-ray Audio

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 7th July 2017

Contents

Artists

Birgit Nilsson
Eberhard Waechter
Gerhard Stolze
Grace Hoffman
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Georg Solti

Works

Strauss, Richard

Salome, op.54

Artists

Birgit Nilsson
Eberhard Waechter
Gerhard Stolze
Grace Hoffman
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Georg Solti

About

Decca Classics is proud to continue its Hardback Opera Series incorporating true 24-bit audio with two reference recordings of Richard Strauss with casts led by Birgit Nilsson – both performances are conducted by Sir Georg Solti.

“[A] very clear recording of the orchestra … all the detail of the extraordinary scoring, so often obscured in the opera house, can be easily heard throughout … The VPO answer Solti's extreme demands with their most aristocratic playing … Nilsson's account of the title role remains another towering monument to her tireless singing” - Gramophone Magazine, 1985

“Nilsson is splendid throughout; she is hard-edged as usual but, on that account, more convincingly wicked...Of this score Solti is a master. He has rarely sounded so abandoned in a recorded performance...Waechter makes a clear, young-sounding Jokanaan.” - Penguin Guid, 2010 Edition

“Forty-four years after its initial release, Decca’s Salome holds a leading position in the discography due to Solti’s visceral conducting, and a strong cast centred on Nilsson’s commanding necrophiliac princess.” - BBC Music Magazine, January 2012

Includes repertoire notes by Michael Kennedy (English), Jean-Claude Poyet (French) and Hans-Ulrich Fuss (German); session photographs; notes by producer John Culshaw about the recording and the Decca “Sonicstage” approach, and synopsis and libretto all in English, French, German

Deluxe hard-back edition with original covers

Includes comprehensive booklet notes, and libretto and synopsis in English, German and French translations

Presented on 2CDs + High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc containing the complete opera in 24-bit audio

Remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz/24-bit audio from original analogue sources by former Decca Engineer Paschal Byrne

Cast:
- Salome: Birgit Nilsson
- Jokanaan: Eberhard Wächter
- Herod: Gerhard Stolze
- Herodias: Grace Hoffman

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