Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 33 of 33

Thread: Strauss on record - Salome

  1. #31
    Senior Member AndyS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Posts
    372
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WildThing View Post
    Solti is probably my first choice, but the overlooked Leinsdorf recording is also quite good. Caballe is surprisingly effective in the title role.

    I'm a big fan of this recording too. I picked it up out of intrigue more than anything else but I love most things about it.

    Nilsson/Solti was my first Salomé and I love it purely because of how over the top it is. I love Nilsson and agree that her final scene is incredibly exciting to listen to - the clip of her performing it at the Met (was it Bing's retirement gala or something?) is immense and to me gives an idea of just how big the voice was.

    I also have the Behrens/Karajan and the Jones/Bohm. It's been a long time since I listened to the Karajan but I enjoyed it. Interestingly, I recently listened to the Bohm for the first time in years too, and I did not enjoy Jones at all as much as I used to. I remember thinking before that she was a bit of a nice compromise between Nilsson and Behrens/Caballé but at times found her almost unpleasant too. Strange how your tastes change.

  2. Likes wkasimer liked this post
  3. #32
    Senior Member wkasimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Sharon, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,477
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyS View Post
    Nilsson/Solti was my first Salomé and I love it purely because of how over the top it is.
    "Over the top" is exactly right - the singing, the conducting, the sound, everything. Stolze's Herod is abolutely manic. This was my first recording, and I still listen to it now and then, usually if I'm working in the office on a weekend and can crank it up.\

    In addition to the Sinopoli I mentioned earlier, the Karajan is one of my favorites - completely different from the Solti in every respect, and it's probably Behrens' best recording, before she took on all of those big Wagnerian roles.

  4. Likes GregMitchell liked this post
  5. #33
    Senior Member DavidA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    11,972
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wkasimer View Post
    "Over the top" is exactly right - the singing, the conducting, the sound, everything. Stolze's Herod is abolutely manic. This was my first recording, and I still listen to it now and then, usually if I'm working in the office on a weekend and can crank it up.\

    In addition to the Sinopoli I mentioned earlier, the Karajan is one of my favorites - completely different from the Solti in every respect, and it's probably Behrens' best recording, before she took on all of those big Wagnerian roles.
    Karajan for me too. I have Solti but he attacks the music like a pile driver and Nilsson is no teenage princess. But for sheer sonics it's worth hearing

  6. Likes silentio liked this post
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •