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Strauss: Salome / Stratas, Varnay / Böhm, VPO [DVD]

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Salome, Op 54
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The staging and camera work are very competent, and the production by Götz Friedrich is thrilling. The orchestra playing is on the highest level. Böhm is kind to his singers; unlike Solti, he was the master of the art of dynamics, and though not the loudest conductor around, would hold his forces in reserve only to unleash their full power at a few most climactic points in the score - to telling effect. His methods lead to the most thrilling account of this music I can ever recall hearing. The Vienna Philharmonic is heard at the glorious peak of its form. The sound, as recorded either in two-channel PCM stereo or (if you choose) five-channel surround mode, is gorgeous, loaded with detail, richness, and presence. I was limp as a rag when it was all over." -American Record Guide

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Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Salome, Op 54 :: Abstieg in die Cisterne
  • Performers: Bernd Weikl (Baritone); Teresa Stratas (Soprano); Astrid Varnay (Soprano); Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano); Hans Beirer (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic