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Elektra (2 CD) - Varnay, Rysanek, Hotter, Fischer

Item# 1000002738

Elektra (2 CD)
Composer: Richard Strauss
Release Date: 2009
Conductor: Richard Kraus

Astrid Varnay
Leonie Rysanek
Hans Hotter
Res Fischer
Helmut Melchert

Orchestra: Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
Ensemble: Kölner Rundfunkchor

Label: Capriccio

Richard Strauss's Elektra

Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s recent adaptation of Sophocles’s Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power.

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