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Berg: Wozzeck / Abbado, Grundheber, Behrens, Vienna State Opera

Berg / Grundheber / Behrens / Abbado
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 32  
Composer:  Alban Berg
Performer:  Aage HauglandHildegard BehrensFranz GrundheberWalter Raffeiner,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Claudio Abbado conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera in a powerful recording of Alban Berg's influential opera, Wozzeck, a terrifyingly great portrayal of a soldier who is tormented and mocked by his superiors until he loses reason.

Peter Mussbach's highly stylized production heightens the emotional intensity of this searing work and becomes an agonizing lament over lost innocence.

Franz Grundherber
Hildegard Behrens
Walter Raffeiner
Philip Langridge
Heinz Zednik
Aage Haugland

Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Works on This Recording

Wozzeck, Op. 7 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Aage Haugland (Bass), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano), Franz Grundheber (Bass),
Walter Raffeiner (Tenor), Heinz Zednik (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 a classic Wozzeck October 3, 2012 By Renato L Baserga (Ardmore, PA) See All My Reviews "I knew this version of Wozzeck from the defunct laser disc, and after trying other Wozzek's, I decided I should return to the DVD version of it. It is still the best Wozzeck available in VIDEO. Beautifully done, modern (as Wozzeck should be) conducted in superb style by Claudio Abbado, with soloist like Hildegard Behrens and Grundheber (and the capatain of Zdenik...), this is a wolly satisfying version of the opera. No other version comes close to it." Report Abuse
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