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Richard Strauss: Salome - Alan Ewing (bass); Alasdair Elliott (tenor); Andrew Rees (tenor); Antony Rich (tenor); Charles Kilpatrick (staging);...
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  1. Salome, opera, Op. 54 (TrV 215)
  2. Salome's Dance, for orchestra (from the opera; aka "Dance of the Seven Veils") (TrV 215a)
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Charles Mackerras turns in an exceptionally fine reading of Salome for Chandos' Opera in English series. His interpretation is shapely and psychologically astute, particularly fierce and dramatically charged, and the Philharmonic Orchestra plays with appropriately primal abandon; there is never a danger of things flying out of control, but the wild energy Mackerras generates creates an almost unbearable tension. It's also a highly disciplined performance; details of orchestration emerge with wonderful clarity and precision. ...

Richard Strauss: Salome 2008, Chandos

UPC: 095115315729