Richard Strauss's "Elektra" is an Expressionist masterpiece that shakes
the listener to the core with its powerfully expressive chords, spooky
waltzes and mad dance of triumph. The orchestra is so rich that only the
finest orchestras can do full justice to this work, such as the Münchner
Philharmoniker here under Christian Thielemann, in a production by
Herbert Wernicke recorded at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Topping
the superb cast are Linda Watson in the title role, Jane Henschel,
Manuela Uhl, Albert Dohmen and René Kollo.