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Beethoven: Fidelio - Christa Ludwig (vocals); Franz Crass (vocals); Gerhard Unger (vocals); Gottlob Frick (vocals); Ingeborg Hallsten (vocals);...
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  1. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72
  2. Leonore Overture No. 3 in C major, Op. 72b
  3. Synopsis & Libretto

As EMI continues to plunder its vaults for antique treasure, it continues to release recordings that are so much better than much of what has subsequently been released that it makes one wonder why new generations keep trying to reinvent the wheel. The cast of this 1962 recording of Beethoven's Fidelio is yet to be improved upon. It would be hard to imagine a more heartrending Leonore than Christa Ludwig, a nobler Florestan than Jon Vickers, or a viler Rocco than Gottlob Frick. As fine as the cast is, the work of conductor ...

Beethoven: Fidelio 2009, Warner Classics

UPC: 5099996670323