Elektra, Strauss

Strauss Richard - Der Rosenkavalier (Carlos Kleiber, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter) (2001/1994)

Strauss Richard - Der Rosenkavalier (Carlos Kleiber, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter) (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.
Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti - Strauss: Elektra (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Georg Solti - Strauss: Elektra (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 107:27 minutes | 2.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Decca, THE Opera Company, has always invested infinite energy and enormous care in its productions, pairing unrivalled casts with its unequalled technical skill and legendary sound. Decca Classics is proud to continue its Hardback Opera Series of go-to performances incorporating true 24-bit audio with two reference recordings of R. Strauss with casts led by Birgit Nilsson and also Leontyne Price’s legendary recording of Verdi’s Aida – all three performances are conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Wiener Philharmoniker, Birgit Nilsson, Gerhard Stolze, Eberhard Wächter & Georg Solti - Strauss: Salome (1967/2017) [24/96]

Wiener Philharmoniker, Birgit Nilsson, Gerhard Stolze, Eberhard Wächter & Georg Solti - Strauss: Salome (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:05 minutes | 2.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„If ever there was a dysfunctional family, it was the one in this opera, based on a Greek tragedy but deeply imbued with the ideas of Sigmund Freud. The mother Clytemnestra (mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik) and her lover Aegisthus (tenor Gerhard Stolze) have murdered the father, Agamemnon, on his triumphant return from the Trojan War. They have an excuse: Agamemnon gave his daughter Iphigenia for a human sacrifice.

V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 14, 2017
V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)

V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 273 Mb
Label: Decca

Richard Strauss was filled with doubt as to whether he would be capable of expressing in music the crazed revenge of "Elektra" after writing his opera "Salome" with its shocking story. It is quite understandable that he had trouble in composing the work, although such difficulties are not in the least evident during the course of the drama or in the musical flow. Drawing on natural sources, the forceful melodies make use of polyphonic, complex motifs and extreme dissonances. Here and there, Strauss’s typical chordal harmonies gleam through, though hardly audible, taking the harsh dissonances and chromaticism to the very extremes of atonality.
Manfred Honeck - Strauss: Elektra & Der Rosenkavalier Suites (Live) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Manfred Honeck - Strauss: Elektra & Der Rosenkavalier Suites (Live) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:30 minutes | 2.53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present this acclaimed live 2016 recording of orchestral suites based on two of the most significant operas in history. Der Rosenkavalier found its place in the concert hall from the beginning, first with two waltz sequences and later with the famous 1944 suite, but Elektra remained purely on the opera stage until now, thanks to Honeck's own symphonic adaptation in collaboration with Czech composer Tomás Ille.

Sir Georg Solti - Richard Strauss The Operas: Box Set 15CDs (2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 25, 2016
Sir Georg Solti - Richard Strauss The Operas: Box Set 15CDs (2012)

Sir Georg Solti - Richard Strauss The Operas: Box Set 15CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,17 Gb | Scans 54 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2012

October 21, 2012 marks Sir Georg Soltis centenary and Decca is celebrating this with several important reissues.
Sir Georg was an exclusive Decca artist for 50 years. In 1947 he signed his first contract with Decca - as a pianist and that same year he made his first record as a conductor (with the Zurich Tonhalle in Beethovens Egmont Overture). His last public concerts took place just a few weeks before his death in 1997 and were with the Zurich Tonhalle.

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Karl Bohm) (2005/1981)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 19, 2016
Strauss Richard - Elektra (Karl Bohm) (2005/1981)

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Karl Böhm) (2005/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+4.16 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 208 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s 1981 Elektra film sets Richard Strauss’ opera in a dark and dingy abandoned 20th-century factory populated by grungy denizens in psuedo-Greek garb. Elektra herself appears like some deranged homeless woman reeking with sweat and slime (in the rain). And the depravity doesn’t stop there. Friedrich plays up the work’s sado-masochistic elements, with bloody whippings and an orgy sequence involving nude lesbians bathing themselves in the blood of a sacrificial ram. Now you might think that all of this detracts from the score, but on the contrary, the production matches image to music so brilliantly that anyone seeing this opera for the first time would think they were created for each other (which allows you to ignore the occasional useless, almost silly gesture, such as the frequent and prolonged shots of Agamemnon’s bloodied visage during Elektra’s opening monologue).

Elektra in Full Score  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Nov. 10, 2015
Elektra in Full Score

Elektra in Full Score by Richard Strauss
English | Jan. 1, 1991 | ISBN: 0486265382 | 384 Pages | PDF | 40 MB
Strauss Richard - Elektra (Claudio Abbado, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender) (2006/1989)

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Claudio Abbado, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender) (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.14 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.
Strauss - Elektra (Herlitzius / Thielemann) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Strauss - Elektra (Herlitzius / Thielemann) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 5.9 mbps, 25 fps | German, AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 01:57:39 | 5.3 GB
Classical, Opera | Classica | HDTV->MKV

In the Strauss 150th anniversary year, this is a truly electrifying once in a lifetime performance of Strauss’ Elektra in the Berlin Philharmonie from January 2014. The recording features today’s dream cast for Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius, Anne Schwanewilms, Waltraud Meier and Rene Pape, all under the expert baton of Strauss master Christian Thielemann.