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Oedipus Rex

15 Aug 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Sep 1999
  • Label: Opera D'Oro
  • Copyright: 1999 Opera d'Oro
  • Total Length: 51:41
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001HOX2YO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,613 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Poor sound buries Abbado's only Oedipus Rex on records 17 Feb 2007
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It would seem that Opera d'Oro got their pirate tape of this live Oedipus Rex from someone in the audience, because orchestral instruments are close and loud while the solo voices and chorus are distant. Add a cathedral ambience, and the result isn't a good listen. From what we can hear, Tatiana Troyanos was a terrific Jocasta, and the lesser know Oedipus, Lejos Kozna, was good, if not up to her standard. Franz Crass is formidable and in excellent voice as Creon. As for Abbado's interpretation, it's very well controlled and involved but a bit smoothed out and mellifluous for what Stravinsky had in mind, a cool, distanced retelling of Oedipus's familiar tragic tale. Anyway, nobod will give this CD a second listen after getting an idea of the unsatisfactory sound.

P.S. -- Opera d'Oro has a much better sounding Oedipus Rex from Karajan boradcast over Italian radio, but it's also straightforward, with less to offer, in fact, than the more intense and involved Abbado.
Fair 13 Feb 2013
By Steven C. Worthington - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I think Stravinsky's "Oedipus Rex" is quite an interesting piece. Having acquired this recording sort of gives me a preview of a live performance that is scheduled by Cincinnati's May Festival Chrus later this spring that I am planning to attend. Personally i am rather weak in recognizing various languages but I do enjoy the content of the piece. I thought this particular recording lacked a certain quality but it was rather inexpensive. Perhaps later I will be able to obtain a better quality recording and then enjoy it even more.
Historical and Troyanos is supurb 16 Feb 2011
By George C. Higgins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Technically this recording leaves a lot to be desired since the score is so complex that being able to hear all the notes in different listenings is valuable. But the performance is stunning, especially Tatania Troyanos's performance of Jocasta. She really allows one to hear the background of Verdi that Stravinsky was surely thinking of in parts of this piece. The conducting is insightful. If only one could really hear it all. Still it is worth having and going back to now and then. Especially for Troyanos.
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