Otto Klemperer, Beethoven: Fidelio

Justin Davidson

By Justin Davidson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

"Fidelio" is a thriller, and Klemperer's 1948 recording, sung in Hungarian, keeps the adrenalin level high. The tempos are car-chase quick, and the drama is gripping, even if the production makes it sound as if we were listening through heavy drapes.