Beethoven Fidelio Op 72
  • CAT # 80439-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Beethoven: Fidelio: Overture 6:15
    2. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 1: Duet: "Jetzt, Schatzchen, jetzt sind wir allein" 4:15
    3. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Der arme Jaquino dauert mich"
    4. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 2: Aria: "O war ich schon mit dir vereint" 3:35
    5. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Marzelline! Ist Fidelio noch nicht zuruck?" 1:10
    6. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 3 Quartet: "Mir ist so wunderbar" 3:43
    7. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Hore, Fidelio"
    8. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 4: Aria: "Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben" 2:24
    9. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Ihr konnt das leicht sagen, Meister Rocco" 2:03
    10. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 5 Trio: "Gut, Sohnchen, gut" 6:13
    11. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Aber nun ist es Zeit" / No. 6 March 1:12
    12. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Ist etwas Neues vorgefallen?"
    13. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 7: Aria with Chorus; "Ha! Welch ein Augenblick!" 3:08
    14. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Hauptmann, horen Sie!"
    15. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 8 Duet: "Jetzt, Alter, jetzt hat es Eile!" 4:44
    16. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 9 Recitative and Aria: "Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?" 7:05
    17. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: Dialogue: "Aber Marzelline" 1:04
    18. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 10 Finale I: "O welche Lust" 5:57
    19. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 10 Finale I: "Nun sprecht, wie ging's?" 4:27
    20. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 10 Finale I: "Ach, Vater, Vater, eilt!" 2:22
    21. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act One: No. 10 Finale I: "Leb wohl, du warmes Sonnenlicht" 3:21
    DISC TWO  
    1. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 11: Introduction and Aria: "Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!" / "In des Leb 10:21
    2. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No.12: Melodrama and Duet: "Wie kalt ist es in diesem unterirdischen Ge 1:51
    3. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 12a: "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben" 4:02
    4. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: Dialogue: "Er erwacht!" 1:07
    5. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 13: Trio: "Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten" 5:47
    6. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: Dialogue: "Alles ist bereit"
    7. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 14: Quartet: "Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen" 3:19
    8. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: Dialogue: "Vater Rocco, der Herr Minister kommt an!" 1:20
    9. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: Dialogue: "Meine Leonore, was hast du fur mich getan!"
    10. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 15: Duet: "O namenlose Freude" 2:41
    11. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 16: Finale II: "Heil sei dem Tag" 2:09
    12. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 16: Finale II: "Des besten Konigs Wink und Wille" 7:22
    13. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 16: Finale II: Recitative: "Hinweg mit diesem Bosewicht!"
    14. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: No. 16: Finale II: "Wer ein holdes Weib errungen" 4:01
    15. Beethoven: Fidelio: Act Two: Appendix: "Leonore" Overture No. 3 13:04

In 1991, Telarc recorded its first full-length opera, Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Edinburgh Festival with Sir Charles Mackerras conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since that time, Telarc has recorded three other complete Mozart operas at the summer festival in Scotland: Cosi fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Don Giovanni--to universal acclaim.

For this recording of Beethoven's Fidelio, Sir Charles has employed his customary attention to period performance practices on contemporary instruments (with the exception of the horns, trumpets, trombones, and the addition of a fortepiano for the continuo). He uses a reduced string section to correspond to the size of those being used in Viennese theaters in the first two decades of the nineteenth century.

Sir Charles has included on this recording a recitative for Don Fernando, from the very end of the opera, that Beethoven had written in his 1805-6 version of the score but cut from his final version of 1814. According to Sir Charles, it is the first time this recitative has been heard since Beethoven's day. Listeners can also program the recording to skip the recitative and hear the Finale in its later and familiar version.

Sir Charles has also included, as an appendix to the recording, the Overture: Leonore No. 3, in the version based upon a score used by Carl Maria von Weber in his Prague performance of the opera in 1814.

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