ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - FIDELIO


LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - FIDELIO - OTTO KLEMPERER (Conductor) - PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA PHILHARMONIA CHORUS : Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Jon Vickers (tenor), Gottlob Frick (bass), 0 Walter Berry (bass baritone) - EMI 67361

Since it's releases in 1962, this performance has been a benchmark recording of colossal status. All the singers are excellent and the orchestral and choral details are focused and well defined. Klemperer was ill at the time this recording was made, but still managed to produce an awe-inspiring performance.

Jean-Yves Duperron