Beethoven's Fidelio

Fidelio Textbook, 1805

Beethoven=Briefe, Ausgewaehlt und herausgegeben von Dr. Leopold Schmidt, Volksverband der Buecherfreunde, Wegweiser-Verlag GmbH, Berlin 1922.

Bory, Robert. Ludwig van Beethoven. His Life and His Work in Pictures. Atlantis Books Zurich-New York.

Fidelio. Musik: Ludwig van Beethoven. Text: Joseph von Sonnleithner und Georg Friedrich Treitschke. Verlag Philip Reclam jun., Leipzig.

Fidelio:  Intermission Interview and Article Excerpt from the November 1, 1999, staging, broadcast by Bayern 4 (Radioprogram of the "Bayerische Rundfunk").

Fidelio:  CD Recording from the Herculessaal in Munich with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis, with Debra Voigt (Leonore) and Ben Heppner (Florestan), Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (Marzeline), Michael Schade (Jaquino), Matthias Hölle (Rocco), Günter von Kannen (Pizarro), Thomas Quasthoff (Don Fernando).

Kolodin, Irving.  The Interior Beethoven.  A Biography of the Music.  Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975.

Schindler, Anton Felix, Beethoven as I Knew Him, Edited by Donald W. MacArdle, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, Faber and Faber, London, 1966.

Solomon, Maynard.  Beethoven.  Schirmer Books, New York, 1977.  (Paperback Edition).

Thayer's Life of Beethoven. Revised and Edited by Elliot Forbes. Volumes I and II. Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton University Press. 1967. Paperback Edition.


Our special thanks go to Helmut Walther, Nuremberg for the kind provision of the Reclam volume, many illustrations and support throughout!