R Strauss - Salome (CD + Blu-ray Audio)
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Cat No: 4831498
Format: CD + Blu-ray Audio
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 7th July 2017
“[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
- Salome: Birgit Nilsson
- Jokanaan: Eberhard Wächter
- Herod: Gerhard Stolze
- Herodias: Grace Hoffman
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