La Nilsson - The Complete Decca · Deutsche Grammophon · Philips Recordings
Release Date 04 May 2018
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CD Box Set
Limited Edition 79-CD + 2-DVD covering all the major roles Nilsson performed – 27 full-length operas including 2 full Wagner ‘Ring’ cycles.
Birgit Nilsson’s complete Decca, Philips and Deutsche Grammophon recordings marking her 100th birthday and produced with the full support of the Birgit Nilsson Foundation
Handsome packaging includes CDs presented in wallets with a spine and with original sleeve art encased in an anti-scratch rigid box with magnetic-hinged lid.
Beyond the operas recorded for Decca, Philips and DG include 4 operas recorded for EMI (now Warner Classics): Aida, La Fanciulla del West, Turandot and Der Freischütz; as well as her earlier 1959 Turandot under Leinsdorf for RCA.
200-page perfect bound book, in English and German, including:
New essay – “Apotheosis Achieved” by Raymond McGill
A note by Decca producer Christopher Raeburn
Many unseen photographs from the Decca archive
27 COMPLETE OPERAS, including:
TWO COMPLETE RING CYCLES* – Böhm/Solti NEWLY REMASTERED FOR THE CENTENARY *Nilsson not in Rheingold
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE with Solti – REMASTERED including the rehearsals PLUS the Bayreuth/Bohm recording from Deutsche Grammophon
Strauss SALOME AND ELEKTRA – REMASTERED
Verdi MACBETH and Beethoven FIDELIO
Two TURANDOT recordings – with Leinsdorf and Molinari-Pradelli
AIDA, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and FREISCHUTZ – with Heger
Decca Operatic Recitals (Verdi, Beethoven, Weber and Wagner) and “Swedish Songs in Land of the Midnight Sun”
DVDs of the MET production of ELEKTRA, and the GOLDEN RING documentary of the making of the Solti Ring