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Beethoven - Fidelio

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 February 2011

One of the highlights of European music-making from last year took place at the Lucerne Festival. Claudio Abbado conducted a stellar cast and a hand-picked orchestra in Beethoven's great story of all-conquering love - Fidelio.

Florestan ..... Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Leonore ..... Nina Stemme, soprano
Rocco ..... Christof Fischesser, bass
Marzelline ..... Rachel Harnisch, soprano
Jacquino ..... Christoph Strehl, tenor
Pizarro ..... Falk Struckmann, bass-baritone
Don Fernando ..... Peter Mattei, baritone
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Beethoven: Cello Sonata Op.102/2
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
José Gallardo, piano

Nadia Boulanger: 3 Pieces
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
José Gallardo, piano

Piazzolla: Grand Tango
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
José Gallardo, piano

Piazzolla: Oblivion
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
José Gallardo (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Miniature Overture (The Nutcracker)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor).



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