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Richard Strauss: Elektra  - Alfred Walker (vocals); Anne Schwanewilms (vocals); Arnold Bezuyen (vocals); Birgitta Svenden (vocals);...
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  1. Elektra, opera, Op. 58 (TrV 223)
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It may at first seem odd that a recording of Strauss' Elektra should feature on the front cover the name and the photograph of the conductor and not of the soprano in the title role. And, after listening to the recording, it may seem odder still. This is not to say that conductor Semyon Bychkov isn't a superlative Strauss conductor. He most surely is. The way he shapes the sonorities into glowing bands, the way he balances the lines into brilliant colors, the way he drives the tempos from climax to orgasmic climax: these ...

Richard Strauss: Elektra 2006, Profil-Ed. Gunter Han

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