Beethoven - Leonore | Harmonia Mundi HMM90241415

Beethoven - Leonore

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM90241415

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 29th November 2019

Contents

Artists

Marlis Petersen
Maximilian Schmitt
Dimitry Ivashchenko
Robin Johannsen
Johannes Weisser
Tareq Nazmi
Johannes Chum
Zurcher Sing-Akademie
Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Rene Jacobs

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Leonore (original version of Fidelio, 1805)

Artists

Marlis Petersen
Maximilian Schmitt
Dimitry Ivashchenko
Robin Johannsen
Johannes Weisser
Tareq Nazmi
Johannes Chum
Zurcher Sing-Akademie
Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Rene Jacobs

About

From Leonore (1805) to Fidelio (1814), there were three successive versions of Beethovenís opera, only the last of which has been in the repertory since the 19th century. Going against tradition, Renť Jacobs has chosen to revive the earliest version, reworking the librettos and the spoken dialogue: a genuine tour de force, this still unknown Leonore forms an incomparable musical and dramatic structure requiring exemplary mastery on the part of both orchestra and singers. A landmark recording, this superb performance proves its case in every respect.

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