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Beethovne: Fidelio / James King, Eva Marton, Aage Hauglund, Lilian Watson, Theo Adam, Kurt Rydl, Tom Krause. Vienna PO, Maazel

Conductor Ensemble

Notes & Reviews:

In this 1983 performance, Maazel conducts Beethoven's liberation opera full of energy and precision, partnered by a highly dramatic Leonore, a Florestan in heroic voice and the Vienna Philharmonic in brilliant form.

Gramophone Magazine, April 2016
The musical performance is - of course - strictly organised, well played and unfailingly together on a nuts and bolts level... [James King] is a dependably moving Florestan, more nobly broken than defiant, still able to effect the role's tricky turns. Eva Marton can be a thrilling Leonore when she opens up... Theo Adam delivers a thoroughly professional 'bad guy' Pizarro [and] Watson a superb, tinglingly fresh Marzelline.


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