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100 1  Smillie, Thomson. 
245 13 An introduction to-- Beethoven, Fidelio|h[Hoopla 
       electronic resource]. 
246 3  Fidelio 
246 30 Beethoven, Fidelio 
250    Unabridged. 
260    [United States] :|bNaxos :|bMade available through hoopla,
300    1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 19 min.)) :
490 1  Opera explained 
506    Digital content provided by hoopla. 
511 1  Read by David Timson. 
520    Fidelio is a work like no other. Beethoven's only opera is
       about the joy of married love - by a man who never knew 
       that pleasure. It is about heroism by a man who was often 
       mean and petty in his human relations; it is about freedom
       by a man who was a prisoner of his own deafness; and 
       ultimately it is about joy by a man who experienced 
       precious little of it. Maybe there is a divine logic to 
       that: feelings the artist could not experience but could 
       express find their noblest manifestation in music of 
       overwhelming power and majesty. The most popular operas 
       from the early 19th century are Italian - Rossini, 
       Donizetti, Verdi. We know that Fidelio is important 
       because it was Beethoven's only opera, but it is not, on 
       the face of it, as much fun as The Barber of Seville, or 
       Don Pasquale. This is why Thomson Smillie's introduction 
       is so useful. He places the plot and the music against the
       background of Beethoven's own turbulent life and suddenly 
       we realise the importance and the uplifting nature of the 
       themes he deals with - starting with fidelity, the name of
       the opera itself. This is a riveting preparation for 
       seeing or hearing the whole opera. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
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650  0 Operas|xAnalysis, appreciation.|vSound recordings. 
650  0 Operas|vStories, plots, etc.|vSound recordings. 
700 1  Timson, David. 
700 12 Beethoven, Ludwig van,|d1770-1827.|tFidelio.|kSelections. 
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830  0 Opera explained. 
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