15 January 2011

Rare Toscanini 007 - Fidelio fragments (Salzburg 1936)



BEETHOVEN
Fidelio (excerpts)

Leonore... Lotte Lehmann
Rocco..... Anton Baumann
Pizarro..... Alfred Jerger
Marzelline.. Luise Helletsgruber
Jaquino... Hermann Gallos

Chor der Wiener Staatsoper - Wiener Philharmoniker
ARTURO TOSCANINI

Live - Salzburg, 16 August, 1936

+ Overture Leonore I, op. 138
BBC Symphony Orchestra
ARTURO TOSCANINI

Studio - London, Queen's Hall, June 1, 1939


According to the book "More EJS: discography of the Edward J. Smith recordings" by W. Shaman, W.J. Collins and C. M. Goodwin (1999) the correct date is august 16, 1936 and the performance has been misdated in several sources (24 july, 26 august etcetera).

Note: Unfortunately, the little "jump" at the beginning (0:31) of the overture is present in all the available sources.

The correct date for Leonore n. 1 is June 1, 1939


IMPORTANT UPDATE: In the comment section you can find a link to a new source (with Leonore's Aria), kindly provided by Historic Opera.
Thanks a lot!


Flac & cover


Megaupload
Fileserve

6 comments:

Guido said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J2YOB81X
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3SXTQW5R
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V2J48U0V


(with Leonore III conducted by Franz Schalk)

Guido said...

Please discard the cover included in the rar archive.
I forgot to change number (is 007, not 006).

Damn James Bond :-)

wagnerite said...

Thank you.

These fragments always remind me the love affair between Arturo and Lotte.

There should have been a passionate music making.

Guido said...

http://www.fileserve.com/file/x5XnBNb
http://www.fileserve.com/file/YgPewXa
http://www.fileserve.com/file/qrgewNN

Historic Opera said...

Here is an alternative upload of this performance that includes the whole of Lehmann's Abscheulicher and has closing commentary.
http://rapidshare.com/files/451074547/1936FidelioAct1.mp3

For those interested, I posted an image of the original transcription disc on my blog:
http://historicaopera.blogspot.com

Guido said...

@Historic Opera

Thank you very much for this!