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Beethoven: Fidelio / Modl, Zampieri, Horenstein, Athens Festival Orchestra


Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Walhall   Catalog #: 352   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Costantino EgoMartha MödlGiuseppe ZampieriDeszo Ernster
Conductor:  Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athens Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, was a work the composer struggled with on and off for several years, offering up several overtures and subjecting it to much revision; indeed, even the naming of the work took on a bit of operatic drama. This 1957 live performance is a most interesting one for collectors to consider, presenting as it does a recording from Athens, Greece with Jascha Horenstein at the helm, and showcasing, at or near her vocal peak, the renowned Wagnerian and dramatic soprano Martha Mödl as Lenore in partnership with Italian spinto tenor Giuseppe Zampieri as Florestan. Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, was a work the composer struggled with on and off for several years, offering up several overtures and subjecting it to much revision; indeed, even the naming of the work took on a bit of operatic drama. This 1957 live performance is a most interesting one for collectors to consider, presenting as it does a recording from Athens, Greece with Jascha Horenstein at the helm, and showcasing, at or near her vocal peak, the renowned Wagnerian and dramatic soprano Martha Mödl as Lenore in partnership with Italian spinto tenor Giuseppe Zampieri as Florestan. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Costantino Ego (Bass), Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano), Giuseppe Zampieri (Tenor),
Deszo Ernster (Bass)
Conductor:  Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athens Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  Athens, Greece 

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