15 January 2011
Rare Toscanini 007 - Fidelio fragments (Salzburg 1936)
Leonore... Lotte Lehmann
Rocco..... Anton Baumann
Pizarro..... Alfred Jerger
Marzelline.. Luise Helletsgruber
Jaquino... Hermann Gallos
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper - Wiener Philharmoniker
Live - Salzburg, 16 August, 1936
+ Overture Leonore I, op. 138
BBC Symphony Orchestra
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!
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