Fidelio, Op. 72

Fidelio is the name of an opera with spoken dialogue by Ludwig van Beethoven. His only opera, it was written on a libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner. The story tells how Leonore rescues his husband for political prision, disguised as a guard named 'Fidelio'. The opera underwent many transformations and caused Beethoven many difficulties from an artistic standpoint, with the first and second versions (1804 and 1085) being notably unsuccesful, and the third and final version (1814) achieving success after many revisions and rewritings. Nowadays, the 1814 version is currently referred to as ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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Fidelio, Op. 72 - Overture
Fidelio, Op. 72 - Part 1
Fidelio, Op. 72 - Part 2
Fidelio, Op. 72 - Part 3a
Fidelio, Op. 72 - Part 3b
Fidelio, Op. 72 - Part 4

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in ...
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