R Stauss - Elektra,  Ariadne auf Naxos (final scenes) | Naxos - Historical 8111372

R Stauss - Elektra, Ariadne auf Naxos (final scenes)

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Label: Naxos - Historical

Cat No: 8111372

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 3rd May 2011

Contents

Works

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60
» Bin ich ein Gott
» Circe, Circe, kannst du mich horen?
» Du Schones Wesen!
» Ein schones Wunder!
» Gibt es kein Hinuber?
» Overture
» Tone, tone, susse stimme
Elektra, op.58
» Elektra! Elektra!
» Elektra! Schwester!
» He! Lichter! Lichter!
» Ich habe ihm das Beil nicht geben konnen!
» Orest! Orest! Orest!
» Schweig, und tanze!
» Was willst du, fremder Mensch?

Artists

Erna Schluter
Paul Schoffler
Ljuba Welitsch
Walter Widdop
Maria Cebotari
Karl Friedrich
Margaret Field-Hyde
Royal Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra

Conductor

Sir Thomas Beecham

Works

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60
» Bin ich ein Gott
» Circe, Circe, kannst du mich horen?
» Du Schones Wesen!
» Ein schones Wunder!
» Gibt es kein Hinuber?
» Overture
» Tone, tone, susse stimme
Elektra, op.58
» Elektra! Elektra!
» Elektra! Schwester!
» He! Lichter! Lichter!
» Ich habe ihm das Beil nicht geben konnen!
» Orest! Orest! Orest!
» Schweig, und tanze!
» Was willst du, fremder Mensch?

Artists

Erna Schluter
Paul Schoffler
Ljuba Welitsch
Walter Widdop
Maria Cebotari
Karl Friedrich
Margaret Field-Hyde
Royal Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra

Conductor

Sir Thomas Beecham

About

Sourced from American RCA Victor shellac pressings for Elektra, and HMV test pressings for Ariadne auf Naxos, which were unpublished on 78rpm, this Naxos Historical album celebrates the enormous mutual admiration between Richard Strauss and Sir Thomas Beecham.

Beecham had introduced Elektra to London in 1910 and presented the first version of Ariadne in London three years later. The recordings heard here of the final scenes from each opera were made almost three decades later, following performances given in the presence of the composer.

For the recording of Elektra, Beecham was fortunate to be to able call upon the renowned interpreters of Strauss’s music Erna Schlüter, Ljuba Welitsch and Paul Schöffler, who were appearing with the Vienna State Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Contents:
Elektra – Final Scene
Cast:
- Elektra: Erna Schlüter
- Orest: Paul Schöffler
- Chrysothemis: Ljuba Welitsch
- Aegisth: Walter Widdop
Recorded in EMI Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
27th-29th October, 1947

Ariadne auf Naxos – Final Scene
Cast:
- Ariadne: Maria Cebotari
- Bacchus: Karl Friedrich
- Zerbinetta: Margaret Field-Hyde
Recorded in EMI Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
13th-15th October, 1947

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