Fidelio (2 CD) - Kaufmann

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Fidelio (2 CD) - Kaufmann
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Jonas Kaufmann
Nina Stemme
Christof Fischeser
Falk Struckmann
Rachel Harnisch
Christoph Strehl
Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Label: Decca Records

Recorded live at the Lucerne Festival 2010, this Fidelio is led by the legendary conductor Claudio Abbado, and stars Jonas Kaufmann.

"Abbado and his hand-picked Lucerne orchestra certainly do not disappoint here, as Beethoven’s epic score is delivered with drama and incandescence..." – The Sunday Times

"Jonas Kaufmann’s first note alone is a good reason to buy this new recording of Beethoven’s stirring opera...The effect makes your jaw drop, your pulse pause, your hairs stand on end...Abbado conducts with magisterial but selfless understanding. In the overture alone (Beethoven’s punchy fourth version is used) you feel electricity and humanity in every jabbing rhythm and lyrically sculptured phrase." – The Times

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