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Beethoven: Fidelio / Bernstein, Janowitz, Kollo, Popp

Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000526702   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Hans SotinLucia PoppGundula JanowitzRené Kollo,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Bernstein's is the performance which has the idea of letting Leonore's and Florestan's duet fade into the Overture, and the finale's C major catharsis burst out of it. It is a brilliant coup, typical of Bernstein as a man of the theatre, and it epitomizes his instinct for tempo relationships and for the harmonic breathing of the entire score...And only Bernstein has scooped Fischer-Dieskau for a Don Fernando to bring true light out of darkness.
With Dallapozza and Popp, Jacquino and Marzelline do spring to larger life...and Manfred Jungwirth's fatherly, Austrian Rocco epitomizes this recording's imaginative casting.
The principals, too, win hands down. Hans Sotin's Pizarro unleashes a real reign of terror at ''Ha! welch'
Read more ein Augenblick''...Gundula Janowitz's Leonore (helped, again, by the impetus of Bernstein's tempo in ''Komm, Hoffnung'') has all the power and pain of Solti's Behrens... Rene Kollo builds and sustains an extraordinary crescendo of agony out of a ''Gott!'' which starts as a long, distant howl of sub-human torment. That, perhaps, says it all."
- Hilary Finch, GRAMOPHONE

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Works on This Recording

Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Hans Sotin (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano),
René Kollo (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Manfred Jungwirth (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Fidelio Op.72: Overture
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Jetzt, Schätzchen, jetzt sind wir allein"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: Armer Jaquino, ich war ihm sonst recht gut (Marzelline)
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "O wär ich schon mit dir vereint"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Jaquino!" / "Ja, Meister Rocco?" (Rocco, Jaquino, Marzelline, Leonore)
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Höre, Fidelio"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: Ihr habt recht, Vater Rocco (Leonore, Rocco, Marzelline)
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Gut Söhnchen, gut"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: Marsch
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Drei Schildwachen auf den Wall"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Ha! Welch ein Augenblick!"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Hauptmann! Besteigen Sie mit einem Trompeter..."
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Jetzt, Alter, jetzt hat es Eile!"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Marzelline!" / "Nein, ich will nicht..." (Jaquino, Marzelline)
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben!"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Nun sprecht, wie .."-"Ach Vater, eilt"-"Verwegner .."
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Leb wohl, du warmes Sonnenlicht"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! - In des Lebens Frühlingstagen"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Gewölbe" - "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Er erwacht"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Alles ist bereit"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen" - "Vater Rocco! Der Herr Minister ist angekommen" - "Es schlägt der Rache Stunde"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "O namenlose Freude"
Overture "Leonore No.3", Op. 72a
Fidelio op.72 / Act 2: "Heil sei dem Tag"

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