Beethoven - Joseph Sonnleithner, Sena Jurinac, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter, Elsie Morison, John Dobson, Forbes Robinson, Joseph Ward, Victor Godfrey, Χορωδία Και Ορχήστρα Της Όπερας Του Covent Garden, Otto Klemperer - Fidelio download mp3 album
Beethoven - Joseph Sonnleithner, Sena Jurinac, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter, Elsie Morison, John Dobson, Forbes Robinson, Joseph Ward, Victor Godfrey, Χορωδία Και Ορχήστρα Της Όπερας Του Covent Garden, Otto Klemperer – Fidelio. Label: Το Βήμα – none. Live recording: Covent Garden, London, 24 February 1961.
This live-from-Covent Garden performance, taped in February of 1961, challenges Klemperer's 1962 studio recording on EMI, also with Vickers and Frick, but with otherwise different soloists, for the supreme position among recorded versions of Fidelio. As usual with Klemperer, tempi are broad, but there's no lack of tension, and his singers, all in superb voice (except for the somewhat wobbly bass Hans Hotter as Pizarro, who nonetheless is frightening and a major force in the role), are as involved in the message of the work as they are in their individual notes
This article is about the Canadian opera singer. For other people with similar names, see John Vickers (disambiguation). In 1957 Vickers joined London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden company. In 1960 he joined the Metropolitan Opera. He became world-famous for a wide range of German, French and Italian roles. Parsifal in Wagner's Parsifal, with conductor Hans Knappertsbusch, live recording from the Bayreuth Festival 1964. Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walküre, with conductor Herbert von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon 1966. née in Berlioz Les Troyens, with conductor Colin Davis, Philips 1969.
Sena Jurinac (Leonore), Jon Vickers (Florestan), Gottlob Frick (Rocco), Hans Hotter (Pizarro), Elsie Morison (Marzelline), John Dobson (Jaquino), Forbes Robinson (Fernando), Joseph Ward (First Prisoner), Victor Godfrey (Second Prisoner). Covent Garden Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Otto Klemperer. Here is the first night of Otto Klemperer's legendary 1961 Fidelio, from the Royal Opera House, to challenge his noted studio set from a year later. Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72. Overture. Show 17 remaining tracks for Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. O War'.
From the Covent Garden company, John Dobson makes a warmly engaging Jaquino and Forbes Robinson is a noble Don Fernando, but it is Sena Jurinac singing Leonore for the very first time who sets the seal on the whole performance. Her projection is superb in singing which combines brightness and warmth, noble defiance and womanly compassion. In the excellent Testament transfer the sound is astonishingly vivid, with the voices cleanly balanced. We can only be grateful that this thrilling recording of the first-night performance has finally emerged from the cellar.
Conductor, Primary Artist.
Joseph Ward (ten) First Prisoner. Elsie Morison (sop) Marzelline. Klemperer wanted, in the studio, to retain his Covent Garden cast; Legge preferred to make changes with two exceptions (Jon Vickers and Gottlob Frick). On the evidence of this magnificent issue, Klemperer was right. Not only are the singers, by and large, better equipped for their roles, but given the electricity of the occasion the conductor’s interpretation is more vital (often faster tempi) and even more eloquent. The young lovers are personably sung and enacted by Elsie Morison and John Dobson, and another Royal Opera stalwart, Forbes Robinson, is a dignified Don Fernando. There was a fuss at the time about Klemperer’s inclusion of Leonore III, but he fully justifies it by his electrifying interpretation. He insisted on placing the wind in the middle of the orchestra spectrum, and the balance is improved throughout as a result.
Of the Covent Garden cast only Jon Vickers (Florestan) and Gottlob Frick (Rocco) were used in the studio recording; all rather a pity since the Covent Garden cast is unmatched. Vickers was at the peak of his vocal powers when this 1961 performance was recorded and his singing is everything one could wish for. His Act II aria is the greatest on record: the cry of ‘Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!’ is agonised and stinging. Od’ ist es um mich her’ has a gravity to it which is heart-rending. Frick excels in his spoken dialogue and along with Hans Hotter’s villainous Don Pizarro brings a nobility to the.
Album · 2013 · 5 Songs. Fidelio: Act II, Part One. Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Choir, Otto Klemperer, Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, Jon Vickers, Ingeborg Hallstein, Gottlob Frick, Gerhard Unger & Franz Crass. 5. Fidelio: Act II, Part Two.
|1-2||Jetzt, Schatzchen, Jetzt Sind Wir Allein|
|1-3||Der Arme Jaquino Dauert Nich Beinahe|
|1-4||O War' Ich Schon Mit Dir Vereint|
|1-5||Guten Tag, Marzelline. 1st Fedelio Noch Nicht Zuruck?|
|1-6||Mir Ist So Wunderbar....|
|1-7||Hore, Fedelio, Weisst Du, Was Ich T?...Man Braucht Auch....|
|1-8||Hat Man Nicht Auch Gold Beineben|
|1-9||Ihr Konnt Das Leicht Sagen, Meister Rocco|
|1-10||Gut, Sohnchen, Gut, Hab' Immer Mut|
|1-12||Wo Sind Die Depeschen?|
|1-13||Ha! Welch Ein Augenblick!|
|1-14||Hauptmann, Besteigen Sie Mit Einem, Tompeter Sogleich Den Turm|
|1-15||Jetzt, Alter, Jetzt Hat Es Eile!|
|1-16||Abscheulicher!! Wo Eilst Du Hin?|
|1-17||Rocco, Ihr Verspracht Mir So Oft...|
|1-18||Finale - O Welche Lust!|
|1-19||Nun Sprecht, Wie Ging's?|
|1-20||Ach! Vater, Eilt!|
|2-1||Gott! Welch' Dunkel Hier!|
|2-2||Wie Kalt Ist Es In Diesem Unterirdischen Gewolbe|
|2-3||Nur Hurtig Fort|
|2-5||Euch Werde Lohn In Besser'n Welten|
|2-6||Alles Ist Bereit|
|2-7||Er Sterbe! Doch Er Soll Erst Wissen....|
|2-8||Vater Rocco! Vater Rocco!|
|2-9||Es Schlagt Der Rache Stunde!|
|2-10||O Namenlose Freude!|
|2-11||Finale - Heil Sei Dem Tag, Heil Sei Der Stunde|
|2-12||Du Schlossest Auf Des Delen Grab|
- Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
- Conductor – Otto Klemperer
|none||Beethoven* - Joseph Sonnleithner, Sena Jurinac, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter, Elsie Morison, John Dobson, Forbes Robinson, Joseph Ward, Victor Godfrey, Χορωδία* Και Ορχήστρα Της Όπερας Του Covent Garden*, Otto Klemperer||Beethoven* - Joseph Sonnleithner, Sena Jurinac, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter, Elsie Morison, John Dobson, Forbes Robinson, Joseph Ward, Victor Godfrey, Χορωδία* Και Ορχήστρα Της Όπερας Του Covent Garden*, Otto Klemperer - Fidelio (2xCD, Album, Mono, RE, RM)||Το Βήμα||none||Greece||2007|