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Strauss: Salome / Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, richard Lewis, Regina Resnik. London SO, Leinsdorf (rec. 1968)

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
[Caballé's] voice sounds youthful, gleaming, opulent at the top...[the nasty stops] come later, in league with Lewis's desperate but notewise spot-on Herod. Leinsdorf's conducting has both transparency and pace. A top recommendation.

James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, April 2014
This may strike some as a somewhat unusual choice, but I love hearing Montserrat CaballT in repertoire not usually associated with her. She brings a youthful vigour to the role, and her extraordinary breath control and legendary pianissimo are used to astonishing effect, especially in the final scene.

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Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Walthamstow Town Hall, London (1968-06-24&1968-06-26&1968-).


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>Strauss, Richard : Salome, Op. 54
  • Performers: Julia Hamari (Voice); Neil Howlett (Baritone); David Kelly (Voice); James King (Bass); Sherrill Milnes (Voice); Dennis Wicks (Bass)
  • Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Walthamstow Town Hall, London (1968-06-24&1968-06-26&1968-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1903-1905