Richard Strauss: Salome
Karl Böhm
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4807210
Barcode
00028948072101
Format
2-CD
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Salome

Herod: Richard Cassily
Herodias: Mignon Dunn
Salome: Gwyneth Jones
Jochanaan: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Narraboth: Wieslaw Ochman
Herodias’s Page: Ursula Boese
Orchester der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
Karl Böhm

Recording information

Executive Producer: Dr. Hans Hirsch
Recording Producer: Wolfgang Lohse
Balance Engineer: Günther Hermanns
Recording Engineers: Joachim Niss, Jobst Eberhard
Recording Location: Hamburg State Opera, Hamburg, Germany, 4 November 1970 (Live Recording)

Reviews

‘Karl Böhm was probably the greatest Strauss opera conductor of his time. He was unique in the way he was able to combine the delicate transparency of the colorful orchestration and exotic harmony without underplaying the massive climaxes and Strauss’ “nerve-end contrapuntalism”.’ Fanfare

‘singing of grandeur and magical intensity [from Gwyneth Jones, in the last scene] … [Fischer-Dieskau’s] denunciation of the “Tochter Sodoms” chills the spine’ Gramophone