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Opera Explained - An Introduction to Beethoven: Fidelio

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>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples
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'Fidelio' is a work like no other. Beethoven's only opera is about the joy of married love - by a man who never knew that pleasure. It is about heroism by a man who was often mean and petty in his human relations; it is about freedom by a man who was a prisoner of his own deafness; and ultimately it is about joy by a man who experienced precious little of it. Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form.



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>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Introduction to Fidelio
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: The four overtures and pl
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>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Act 1
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Quartet
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Entrance of Pizarro
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Leonore - Recitative and
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: The Prisoners' Chorus - "
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Leonore learns her husban
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Act 1
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Melodrama - Leonore and R
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Leonore reveals her true
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Finale - "Liberation from
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  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smillie, Thomson : An Introduction to Beethoven's "Fidelio", narration with musical examples :: Leonore releases Floresta
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  • Period Time: Contemporary