La Nilsson - The Complete Decca · Deutsche Grammophon · Philips Recordings
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- Release Date 04 September 2020
- Product code
- 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
- Recording Index
- Composer/Work Index
- 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