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Beethoven: Fidelio / Maazel, Nilsson, Mccracken, Et Al


Release Date: 02/13/1996 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 448104   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James McCrackenKurt BöhmeTom KrauseDonald Grobe,   ... 
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James McCracken (Tenor), Kurt Böhme (Bass), Tom Krause (Baritone),
Donald Grobe (Tenor), Graziella Sciutti (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone),
Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Günther Adam (Baritone), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1964 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 118 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1804).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1806).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1814). 

Sound Samples

Fidelio: Overture
Fidelio / Act 1: Jetzt, Schätzchen...Der arme Jacquino dauert mich
Fidelio / Act 1: O wär ich schon...Marzelline, ist Fidelio
Fidelio / Act 1: "Mir ist so wunderbar...Höre, Fidelio"
Fidelio / Act 1: Hat man nicht...Ihr könnt das leicht sagen
Fidelio / Act 1: "Gut Söhnchen, gut"
Fidelio / Act 1: Marsch...Drei Schildwachen auf den Wall
Fidelio / Act 1: Ha! Ha! Ha! Welch ein Augenblick!...Hauptmann!
Fidelio / Act 1: "Jetzt, Alter, jetzt hat es Eile!"
Fidelio / Act 1: "Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?"
Fidelio / Act 1: Komm, Hoffnung...Meister, Rocco
Fidelio / Act 1: "O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben!
Fidelio / Act 1: "Nun sprecht, wie ging's?"
Fidelio / Act 1: Ach! Vater, Vater, eilt!
Fidelio / Act 1: "Leb wohl, du warmes Sonnenlicht"
Fidelio / Act 2: Gott! Welch' Dunkel hier!
Fidelio / Act 2: In des Lebens Frühlingstagen
Fidelio / Act 2: "Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Gewölbe" - "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben"
Fidelio / Act 2: Nur hurtig fort...Er erwacht
Fidelio / Act 2: Euch werder lohn...Alles ist bereit
Fidelio / Act 2: Er sterbe!...Meine Leonore
Fidelio / Act 2: "O namenlose Freude"
Fidelio / Act 2: "Heil sei dem Tag"
Fidelio / Act 2: Des besten Konigs Wink und Wille...O Gott!
Fidelio / Act 2: "Wer ein holdes Weib errungen"

Customer Reviews

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 A Classic Fidelio November 22, 2012 By   See All My Reviews "This is one of the best sung and recorded renditions of Beethoven's only opera. I consider it a classic of all the recordings on the market. Nilsson and McCracken are examples of the style and vocal power needed in this work as well as the subtle nuances required to make the characters real and believable. It is a joy to listen to no matter how many times you review it !" Report Abuse
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