Beethoven - Fidelio | Warner - The Home of Opera 2564695614

Beethoven - Fidelio

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Label: Warner - The Home of Opera

Cat No: 2564695614

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 15th January 2016

Contents

Artists

Christa Ludwig
Jon Vickers
Walter Berry
Gottlob Frick
Ingeborg Hallstein
Gerhard Unger
Franz Crass
Kurt Wehofschitz
Raymond Wolansky
Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor

Otto Klemperer

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72

Artists

Christa Ludwig
Jon Vickers
Walter Berry
Gottlob Frick
Ingeborg Hallstein
Gerhard Unger
Franz Crass
Kurt Wehofschitz
Raymond Wolansky
Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor

Otto Klemperer

About

“One of the glories of recording history” was how this Fidelio was hailed on its initial release in 1962. The intervening years have repeatedly affirmed its towering status. 

Otto Klemperer’s readings of Beethoven are proverbial for their grandeur and humanity, while the Leonore of Christa Ludwig and Florestan of Jon Vickers remain unsurpassed.

Cast:
- Leonore: Christa Ludwig
- Florestan: Jon Vickers
- Don Pizarro: Walter Berry
- Rocco: Gottlob Frick
- Marzelline: Ingeborg Hallstein
- Jaquino: Gerhard Unger
- Don Fernando: Franz Crass
- First Prisoner: Kurt Wehofschitz
- Second Prisoner: Raymond Wolansky

Reviews

[...] the unique incandescence and spiritual strength of the performance, superbly cast, which leads to a final scene in which the parallel with the finale of the Choral Symphony is underlined.
Penguin Guide

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