STRAUSS Scenes from Salome, Lieder + BOITO

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RICHARD STRAUSS
Szenen aus / Scenes from
Salome
5 Lieder

ARRIGO BOITO
Prologue from »Mefistofele«
Montserrat Caballé
Orchestre National de France
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein
Int. Release 01 Feb. 2006
1 CD / Download
0289 477 5910 2 CD ADD GOR
The Originals


Track List

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Salome, Op.54

Scene 4

Montserrat Caballé, Orchestre National De France, Leonard Bernstein

Orchestre National De France, Leonard Bernstein

Montserrat Caballé, Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National De France

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Prologue

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen, Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein

Total Playing Time 1:06:20

The Mefistofele . . . picks up . . . the well organised and emotionally powerful through-line that Bernstein brought to his Italian performances at La Scala in the 1950s . . .

The reissue on DG Originals of the 'Dance of the Seven Veils' and Final Scene from "Salome" is particularly welcome, especially when the Salome is Montserrat Caballé caught in radiant voice in this 1977 recording with the Orchestre National de France. The same partnership also gives beautiful accounts of five Strauss orchestra songs -- 'Cäcilie', 'Wiegenlied', 'Ich liebe dich', 'Morgen' and 'Zueignung'. Equally impressive is the heaven-storming account of the Prologue from Boito's "Mefistofele" which brings the disc to a close, with Nicolai Ghiaurov, the Vienna State Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic -- rousing stuff.