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Work: Leonore

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ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Jacobs’ plausible pleading on behalf of Leonore

René Jacobs, Birgitte Christensen and Joshua Ellicott © Andrada Pavel
Promoting Leonore, the original version of Beethoven's Fidelio, René Jacobs made several choices of his own, only some of them justifiable.
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A boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

René Jacobs © Molina Visuals
Beethoven lovers were expecting an authentic recreation of the first version of Fidelio but instead they got Leonore à la Jacobs.
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René Jacobs und die Beethoven-Revolution des Ur-Fidelios

René Jacobs © Josep Molina
Selbst Beethoven und sein schwieriger Fidelio werden unter René Jacobs zu einem immer lohnenden Drama-Ereignis, auch dank Solisten und dem Freiburger Barockorchester in Höchstform.
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