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Beethoven: Fidelio / Karajan, Dernesch, Vickers, Van Dam

Beethoven / Von Karajan,Herbert
Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 48172   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Helga DerneschJon VickersHelen DonathZoltan Kélémén,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Comparison between Karajan's strong and heroic reading and Klemperer's is fascinating. Both have very similar merits, underlining the symphonic character of the work with their weight. Even so, Karajan uses Bass and Baritone soloists who are lighter than usual, for both the Rocco (Ridderbusch) and the Don Fernando (Van Dam) lack heft in their lower registers. Yet they sing dramatically and intelligently, while the Pizarro of Zoltan Kéléman is made to sound the more biting and powerful. Jon Vickers as Florestan is, if anything, even finer than he was for Klemperer, and Helga Dernesch as Leonore gives a glorious, thrilling
Read more performance. The orchestral playing is superb."

-- Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Helen Donath (Soprano),
Zoltan Kélémén (Bass Baritone), José Van Dam (Bass), Horst Laubenthal (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Fidelio Op. 72: Overture
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr 1 Duett: Jetzt, Schätzchen, sind wir allein (Jaquino/Marzelline)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Der arme Jaquino dauert mich beinahe' (Marzelline)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 2 Arie: O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint (Marzelline)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Ist Fidelio noch nicht zuruck!' (Rocco/Marzelline/Leonore)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 3 Quartett: Mir ist so wunderbar (Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Höre, Fidelio, wenn ich auch nicht weiß' ... man braucht auch'
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 4 Arie: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Ihr könnt das leicht sagen, Meister Rocco' (Leonore/Rocco/Marzelline)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 5 Terzett: Gut, Söhnchen, gut, hab' immer Mut (Rocco/Leonore/Marzelline)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 6: Marsch der Wachen (Orchester)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Depeschen?' (Pizarro/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 7 Arie mit Chor: Ha! Welch ein Augenblick! (Pizarro/Chor)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Hauptmann, Besteigen Sie den Turm' (Pizarro/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 8 Duett: Jetzt, Alter, jetzt has es Eile! (Pizaro/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 9 Rezitativ und Arie: Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? (Leonore)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: 'Vater Rocco, ich ermuchte Euch schon....' (Leonore/Marzelline/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72 (1988 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Nr. 10 Finale: O, welche Lust! (Chor/zwei Gefangene)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nun sprecht, wie ging's? (Leonore/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Ach! Vater, eilt! (Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore/Pizarro/Chor)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nr. 11 Introduktion und Arie: Gott! Welch' Dunkel hier! (Florestan)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nr. 12 Melodram und Duett: Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Gewölbel (Leonore/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nur hurtig fort ... (Rocco/Leonore)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: 'Er erwacht!' (Leonore/Rocco/Florestan)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nr. 13 Terzett: Euch werde Lohn in besser'n Welten (Florestan/Rocco/Leonore)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: 'Alles ist bereit' (Rocco/Leonore/Florestan/Pizarro)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nr. 14 Quartett: Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen ... (Pizarro/Florestan/Leonore/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: 'Vater Rocco! Vater Rocco!' (Jaquino/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Es schlägt der Rache Stunde! (Leonore/Florestan/Pizarro/Rocco)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nr. 15 Duett: O namenlose Freude! (Leonore/Florestan)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Nr. 16 Finale: Heil sei dem Tag, heil sei der Stunde (Chor/Don Fernando/Rocco/Pizzaro/Leonore/Marzelline)
Fidelio Op. 72, Act II: Du schlossest auf des Edlen Grab

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