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Wozzeck, Op. 7 (Berg) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Evelyn Lear, Karl Böhm, 1965 - Complete

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Uploaded on Jan 25, 2011

Wozzeck, Op. 7, composed by Alban Berg (1925). Performed by the Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin, conducted by Karl Böhm, with Gerhard Stolze, Helmut Melchert, Kurt Bohme, Robert Koffmane, Evelyn Lear, Karl Christian Kohn, Alice Oelke, Fritz Wunderlich, Martin Vantin, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. This recording of "Wozzeck" received four international awards: the US Grammy for Best Opera Recording (1965), France's Grand Prix du Disque (1965), Holland's Edison Award (1966) and France's Grand Prix des Discophiles (1966). Sellner and Gerdes were nominated in 1966 for the Grammy for "Best Opera Notes" for this recording.

Wozzeck.........................Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Tambourmajor.................Helmut Melchert
Andres...........................Fritz Wunderlich
Hauptmann.....................Gerhard Stolze
Doktor.............................Karl Christian Kohn
1. Handwerksbursch.....Kurt Böhme
2. Handwerksbursch.....Robert Koffmane
Der Narr..........................Martin Vantin
Marie...............................Evel­­yn Lear
Margret............................Alice Oelke
Soldat..............................Walt­­er Muggelberg

(Note: Last year I uploaded this work in 8 segments, but am pleased to be able now to share it in its entirety, without interruption.)

The Library of Congress catalog entry for this work can be viewed here: http://lccn.loc.gov/r65003531

About this recording: Distributed in 1965 by Deutsche Grammophon (LP serial numbers are "138 991" and "138 992"; the container ID is "2707 023"). Performance produced by German conductor and record producer Otto Gerdes (1920-1989). Recording supervision, Wolfgang Lohse; recording engineer, Günter Hermanns. Recorded at UFA Studios, Berlin, March 24, 1965 through April 4, 1965.

Notes on the opera by Gustav Rudolf Sellner (general manager and chief director, from 1961 to 1972, of the Deutsche Oper in West Berlin); on the recording, Otto Gerdes; and on the structure of the work, in German, English and French, and German libretto, with English translation by Eric Blackall and Vida Harford and French translation by Pierre Jean Jouve (35 pages, the green booklet you will see in the video).

Images in this video are taken from the LP box cover, the LP label, and the libretto included in the boxed set. The last four images are Karl Böhm rehearsing with the Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin; Karl Böhm, Evelyn Lear, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau reviewing the libretto and score; Gustav Rudolf Sellner meeting Evelyn Lear and Fischer-Dieskau; and Karl Böhm speaking with Gustav Rudolf Sellner.

Also from Berg:

Juilliard String Quartet, 1950: Lyric Suite for String Quartet - Complete - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU_HIv...

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