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Beethoven: Egmont Incidental Music - Maria Bengtsson (soprano); Tobias Moretti; ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Bertrand de Billy (conductor)
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  1. Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
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Goethe's play Egmont , a sort of Shakespearean historical drama spiced with subjective Romantic excess, attracted Beethoven, who wrote incidental music for it in 1809. The music has elements in common with that in the opera Fidelio, but Beethoven never struggled with the music in the same way, and the Egmont music is in some respects more assured. Nevertheless, recordings of the work have been sparse, probably because of the decline of the incidental music genre. The longtime recording of choice was made by George Szell ...

Beethoven: Egmont Incidental Music 2011, Oehms Classics

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