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August 30, 2010

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This collection of music from the operas of Richard Strauss is performed by one of the leading singers of our time, the award-winning soprano Christine Brewer. The recording also features the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under its highly regarded principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles, as well as the bass-baritone Eric Owens, who joins her in the Recognition Scene from Elektra and the Imprisonment Scene from Die Frau ohne Schatten. Additionally the disc includes music from Capriccio and Salome.

Richard Strauss was one of the most successful opera composers of the 20th century. He is particularly well-known for writing strong roles for his heroines, not just the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, but many more, from Salome and Elektra to the Countess in Capriccio.

Christine Brewer's range, golden tone, and boundless power and control make her a favourite of the stage as well as a sought-after recording artist. Her other recordings on Telarc include Strauss' Four Last Songs, also with Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony. In a glowing review of the disc, The Sunday Times said Christine Brewer "brings a soaring opulence to this music, the tone sumptuous and rounded, the top notes gleaming and full, unequalled by any other soprano in this music today."

Personnel: Christine Brewer (soprano), Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor)

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Key Value
Catalogue number TEL3175502
Barcode 0888072317550
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Strauss: Elektra, Op. 58: Recognition Scene -
2. Strauss: Capriccio, Op. 85: Moonlight Interlude -
3. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Imprisonment Scene -
4. Strauss: Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the Seven Veils -
5. Strauss: Salome, Op. 54: Final Scene -