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The Resource An introduction to-- Beethoven : Fidelio, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

An introduction to-- Beethoven : Fidelio, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to-- Beethoven : Fidelio
Title
An introduction to-- Beethoven
Title remainder
Fidelio
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomson Smillie
Title variation
  • Beethoven, Fidelio
  • Fidelio
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. Fidelio is a work like no other. Beethoven's only opera is about the joy of married love - by a man who never knew that pleasure. It is about heroism by a man who was often mean and petty in his human relations; it is about freedom by a man who was a prisoner of his own deafness; and ultimately it is about joy by a man who experienced precious little of it. Maybe there is a divine logic to that: feelings the artist could not experience but could express find their noblest manifestation in music of overwhelming power and majesty
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Also available as compact disc; previously issued as HNH International NAXOS 8.558077.
Cataloging source
NAXOS
Form of composition
  • operas
  • not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Narrated in English; opera excerpts sung in German
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Unidentified performers ; David Timson, narrator
Series statement
Opera explained
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
An introduction to-- Beethoven : Fidelio, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Label
An introduction to-- Beethoven : Fidelio, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://rpi.naxosmusiclibrary.com/streamcat.asp?s=41387%2frpi03&item%5Fcode=8.558077
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio
  • Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed May 10, 2006)
  • Includes program notes
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 79:25
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digital storage
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Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Naxos Music Library; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781843790853
Publisher number
8.558077
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)123764254
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: MS Windows 98SE, or 2000, or XP; MS Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.7.1, FireFox 1PR, Netscape 7.1, or Opera 7.53; and Media Player 9 or 10
  • System requirements: Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.5; MS Internet Explorer 5.2, Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.1, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.0; Media Player 9.0. Or, Mac OS 8.6 / 9.0; MS Internet Explorer 5.1; Windows Media Player 7.1
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not applicable
Tape width
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