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Beethoven: Fidelio / Dernesch, Vickers, Karajan


Release Date: 09/25/2006 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 69290   Spars Code: ADD 
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 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Booklet notes and indexed synopsis in English, French and German. Libretto is German only.

"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,
Read more thrilling 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 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1804).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1806).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1814). 

Featured Sound Samples

Fidelio: Quartet: "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Fidelio: Aria: "Abscheulicher! ... Komm, Hoffnung" (Dernesch)

Sound Samples

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

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