||LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - FIDELIO - OTTO KLEMPERER (Conductor) -
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA PHILHARMONIA CHORUS : Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Jon Vickers (tenor), Gottlob Frick (bass),
Walter Berry (bass baritone) - Warner Classics 0825646956142|
Since it's releases in 1962, this performance has been a benchmark recording of colossal status. All the singers are
excellent and the orchestral and choral details are focused and well defined. Klemperer was ill at the time this recording
was made, but still managed to produce an awe-inspiring performance.