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Richard Strauss: Elektra - Birgit Nilsson (vocals); Felicia Weathers (vocals); Gerhard Stolze (vocals); Gerhard Unger (vocals); Helen Watts (vocals);...
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  1. Elektra, opera, Op. 58 (TrV 223)
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Decca's Elektra is a remarkable account of the opera. Recorded in 1968, produced by John Culshaw with an all-star cast, this performance captures the opera's brutality and atmosphere of nearly uninterrupted hysteria. Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic, one of the great Strauss orchestras, in a searing reading of the frenzied score. Solti's control of the opera's waves of tension and fury makes the moment of Elektra's recognition of Orest almost unbearably triumphant, and the ending a cataclysmic summation of ...