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More works by Ludwig van Beethoven. Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'. Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major, 'Triple Concerto'. Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op Sonata for Piano no.
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Piano Sonata No 17 in D minor 'Tempest'. Violin Sonata no 9 in A major, Op 47 "Kreutzer". Symphony no. Presto — Allegro assai.
Fidelio, Op. 72; No. 10: Act I, Finale: O welche Lust (includes Prisoner's chorus)
Piano trio no 5 in D major, "Ghost". Back to work.
Added, go to My Music to see full list. The story takes its inspiration from a true revolutionary French anecdote: a woman, disguised as a prison guard, rescues her husband from death in a political prison.
Composition and performance history
Deeply touched by this beautiful story, Beethoven wrote his first and only opera: Fidelio. Beethoven was already writing the piece Vesta's fire when he started composing Fidelio. Indeed, Fidelio fitted his aesthetic and political outlook more.
He started to write the piece in He finally finished it in Leonore, dressed as a man, gets hired as a jailer's helper in the prison where her husband, Florestan, is unjustly being held. When Pizzaro decides to kill his victim, who is a witness of his abuses of power, Leonore-Fidelio rescues her husband and reveals her true identity. She finally defeats Pizzaro as her true self. Thanks to her, all the prisoners are released.
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They sing an ode to life as the opera finishes. Fidelio 's themes, freedom and justice, are very typical of Beethoven, who perhaps inspired by the French Revolution of later wrote the "Ode to Joy," dedicated to his Ninth Symphony.
Opening concert of the — season at Carnegie Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra. Program Ludwig van Beethoven, Fidelio, Op. Welch ein Augenblick!