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God, what darkness…

Listening to Orpheus (14) Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera. He struggled with it and called it “the martyr’s crown”. It is the reverse story of Orpheus. Florestan is imprisoned and his wife Leonore follows him to save him. In his … Continue reading

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The martyr’s crown

Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera and he wrote it under considerable  difficulties. In a letter he mentioned that this opera will surely win him a “martyr crown”. Beethoven has been such a teacher on this journey. From the windows of … Continue reading

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