Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos - Nilsson, Svanholm, Schymberg, Lindberg, Söderström; Sandberg. Stockholm, 1949


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In 1949 Birgit Nilsson was still a few years away from international acclaim.  There is a freshness in her voice that perhaps got sacrificed with the Brünnhildes and Isoldes.  She floats the Straussian lines in "Ein schönes war" (here in Swedish) like silk.  She is joined by Veteran Set Svanholm as Bacchus and also in the part of Echo is a young Elisabeth Söderström.   This is a must-have for Nilsson fans.  The sound is good.

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