Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Strauss: Elektra (Scenes); Kodaly: Hary Janos
Georg Solti
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4806579
Barcode
00028948065790
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
IGOR STRAVINSKY
Oedipus Rex

Oedipus – Peter Pears
Jocasta – Kerstin Meyer
Creon – Donald McIntyre
Tiresias – Stafford Dean
Shepherd – Ryland Davies
Messenger – Benjamin Luxon
Narrator – Alec McCowen
John Alldis Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Georg Solti

CD 2
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY
Háry János: Suite

RICHARD STRAUSS
Elektra, Op. 58 (scenes)

Elektra – Christel Goltz
Oreste – Ferdinand Frantz
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Georg Solti

Recording information

Recording Producers: James Mallinson, Richard Beswick (Stravinsky); Dr Fred Hamel, Siegfried Janzen (Strauss, Kodály)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, James Lock (Stravinsky); Heinrich Keilholz (Kodály); Wilhelm Aulenkamp, Heinrich Keilholz, Alfred Steinke (Strauss)
Recording Locations: Prinzregententheater, Munich, Germany, May 1949 (Kodály); Amerikahaus, Theatersaal, Munich, Germany, August 1952 (Strauss); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 8–10 March 1976 (Stravinsky)

Reviews

‘the dark sobriety and essentially lyric qualities of Stravinsky’s “opera-oratorio” are freshly and memorably conveyed in this recording’ (Stravinsky) Gramophone, February 1978