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

Release Date: 6/29/2010
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 32
Composer: Alban Berg
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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