Strauss: Elektra - Schröder-Feinen, Rysanek, Varnay, Cassilly, Stamm, Schwarz; Böhm. Hamburg, 1974


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  • This performance of Elektra finds Ursula Schröder-Feinen in her magnificent (yet all too brief) vocal prime.
  • As Chrysothemis, Leonie Rysanek eats the scenery during her scenes, offering vocalism and personality that can only be characterized as "larger than life."
  • Astrid Varnay on the other hand paints with a finer brush; depicting a tortured Klytämnestra for whom you simultaneously feel pity and revulsion.
  • Karl Böhm finds rhythmic accuracy in the orchestra without sacrificing the organic, primal atmosphere of Strauss' score.


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In Mono

OD 11746-2