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Alban Berg: Wozzeck

Franz Grundheber | Waltraud Meier | Graham Clark | Günter von Kannen | Mark Baker | Endrik Wottrich | Staatsopernchor | Ernst Stoy Chorus Master | Staatskapelle Berlin

Alban Berg is recasting Büchner’s fragmentary drama in the form of three self-contained acts by drawing on existing musical genres and traditional styles, by quoting various types of songs and dance forms and, by reverting to earlier compositional techniques. His music tears into the flesh. It is not just an opera about social compassion, it is also an opera in which fear finds consummate musical expression. This well acclaimed performance at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, staged by Patrice Chéreau brought Alban Berg’s Wozzeck back to the place where it had its debut performance in 1925.

Filmed live at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, April 1994

CHOC de Classica in the June 13 issue of Classica Magazine

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PCM Stereo
Total running time
97 mins
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
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English, French, German
No. of discs
Alban Berg Wozzeck