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Taking the Airs

Donald Macleod explores the opera Electra by Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner. He also talks to theatre expert Inga Lewenhaupt about stage gestures.

iv) Taking the Airs

A chance to wander the grounds around Drottningholm takes Donald to the Chinese Pavilion and brings an opportunity to divulge the strange world of stage-gesture made uniform by Gustavus III. Today music from Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner's opera Electra and a fine symphony by Kraus.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Johann Christian Friedrich HAEFFNER

    Electra

    Performer: Hillevi Martinpelto (Electra - soprano) Performer: Peter Mattei (Orest - baritone) Performer: Helle Hinz (Clitemnestra Performer: Mikael Samuelson (Egist - baritone) Performer: Klas Hedlund (Pilad - tenor) Performer: Stig Tysklind (Arcas - bass) Performer: Alf Haggstam (Overstepraste - bass) Performer: Christina Hogman (Ismene - soprano) Performer: Stockholm Radio Choir Performer: Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble Performer: Thomas Schuback (conductor)

    • CAPRICE CAP 22030.
  • Kraus

    Sinfonia in C Minor

    Performer: Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Performer: Anthony Halstead (conductor)

    • MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 419.
  • Kraus

    Swedish Dance

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

    • BIS CD 1319.

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