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Beethoven – Complete Incidental Music to Goethe’s Egmont

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Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Incidential Music to Goethe’s Egmont
Pilar Lorengar, Klaus-Jrgen Wussow and the Vienna Philmarmonic Orchestra conducted by Georg Szell
“It is a happy state of events to see two great masters unite in a glorious work and thus fulfil every wish of the thoughtful connoisseur. Beethoven has proved that he alone – among many composers – was certainly the one to comprehend the tender and at the same time powerful poem deep in his innermost soul: every tone which the poet struck resounded in his heart like a string tuned at the very same pitch and vibrating at the same rate, and so the music was created which now threads its way and binds all together like a brightly coloured ribbon woven from brilliant tones.”
Such were E.T.A. Hoffmann’s enthusiastic words about Beethoven’s Egmont: indeed very little else needs to be added – except that this recording has been newly pressed and is now available on the DECCA label once again.

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Description

The chambermusic-like directness of the interpretation and the fact that the individual instrumental groups are easily identifiable will be appreciated by the perceptive listener. On top form, Pilar Lorengar sings her vocal part with playful lightness and dramatic expressivity. The speaking role is performed by the famous actor and member of the Burg Theater, Klaus-Jrgen Wussow, whose clear and dignified recitation throws a literary bridge to the music.
Recording: December 1969 at Sofiensaal, Vienna by Gordon Parry/Producer: John Mordler
Date of release: December 1998

 

Overture
1. Lied
2. Zwischenakt I
3. Zwischenakt II
4. Lied
5. Zwischenakt III
6. Zwischenakt IV
7. Klarchens Tod
8. Melodrama
9. Siegessymphonie

 

Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm