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Beethoven: Fidelio – LSO Live

Beethoven: Fidelio

  • Catalogue Number LSO0593
    UPC 822231159322

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd
    sound engineers

    Recorded May 2006, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch
    Includes complete libretto with English translation
    Sung in German

  • Opera News’ Recordings of the Year

    The Sunday Telegraph’s Best of 2007 Classical CDs
    'This thrilling performance was given in the Barbican last May when Sir Colin excelled himself in the power and nobility of his interpretation, with the LSO in terrific form, and the American soprano Christine Brewer sang with gleaming white-hot tone as Leonore. The final paean of joy at liberation is overwhelming. First-class recording quality.'

    Opera Magazine’s Disc of the Month

    The Sunday Times’ CD of the Week
    '[Christine Brewer] is a glorious voice, lyrical yet capable of ascending thrillingly to climatic high Bs ... The other principals are excellent too ... Above all Davis's elemental conducting of his superb LSO makes this an outstanding bargain.'

    'Colin Davis's conducting of the London Symphony Orchestra and the vocal forces is so impressive that it ranks with the greatest accounts I have ever heard of this work.'
    BBC Music Magazine

    'A stellar cast headed by that fine American soprano Christine Brewer … Canadian tenor John Mac Master's Florestan is every stave a match for Brewer's powerful, affecting Leonora, with the LSO chorus in especially fine voice as Davis mines the visionary depths of Beethoven's wondrous score.'
    The Observer

    'First class modern sound and cast to a standard I would of thought unachievable.'
    International Record Review


Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra

Based on a true incident which occurred during the French Revolution, Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera. Depicting the rescue of a political prisoner by his wife, who has disguised herself as a man, its themes of courage, marital loyalty and freedom make it one of the most uplifting and inspirational masterpieces of musical theatre.

Composer   Beethoven
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Chorus,
London Symphony Orchestra

Christine Brewer, John Mac Master, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Sally Matthews, Juha Uusitalo, Andrew Kennedy, Daniel Borowski, Andrew Tortise, Darren Jeffery

Track list
Disc 1
1. Fidelio: Ouvertüre
2. Fidelio: Jetzt, Schätzchen
3. Fidelio: Der Arme Jaquino
4. Fidelio: O Wär' Ich Schon Mit Dir Vereint
5. Fidelio: Ist Fidelio Noch Nicht Zurück Gekommen?
6. Fidelio: Mir Ist So Wunderbar
7. Fidelio: Höre, Fidelio
8. Fidelio: Hat Man Nicht Auch Gold Beineben
9. Fidelio: Ihr Könnt Das Leicht Sagen
10. Fidelio: Gut, Söhnchen, Gut
11. Fidelio: Marsch
12. Fidelio: Drei Schildwachen Auf Den Wall
13. Fidelio: Ha! Welch’ Ein Augenblick!
14. Fidelio: Hauptmann
15. Fidelio: Jetzt, Alter, Jetzt Hat Es Eile!
16. Fidelio: Abscheulicher! Wo Eilst Du Hin?
17. Fidelio: Rocco, Ich Ersuchte Euch Schon
18. Fidelio: O Welche Lust!
19. Fidelio: Nun Sprecht, Wie Ging’s?
20. Fidelio: Leb Wohl, Du Warmes Sonnenlicht

Disc 2
1. Fidelio: Introduktion
2. Fidelio: Gott! Welch Dunkel Hier!
3. Fidelio: Wie Kalt Ist Es
4. Fidelio: Er Erwacht!
5. Fidelio: Euch Werde Lohn In Besser’n Welten
6. Fidelio: Alles Ist Bereit
7. Fidelio: Er Sterbe!
8. Fidelio: O, Meine Leonore
9. Fidelio: O Namenlose Freude!
10. Fidelio: Heil Sei Dem Tag
11. Fidelio: O Gott!
12. Fidelio: Wer Ein Holdes Weib Errungen

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