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Alban Berg - Wozzeck / Adolf Dresen · Claudio Abbado - F. Grundheber · H. Behrens · Vienna State Opera

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Claudio Abbado conducts the chorus and orchestra of the Vienna State Opera in a powerful recording of Alban Berg's influential opera, Wozzeck, a terrifyingly great portrayal of a soldier who is tormented and mocked by his superiors until he loses reason. Peter Mussbach's highly stylized production heightens the emotional intensity of this searing work and becomes an agonizing lament over lost innocence. Aage Haugland, Franz Grundheber, Heinz Zednik, Hildegard Behrens, Philip Langridge, Walter Raffeiner. 97 minutes.

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Alban Berg's scalpel-like dissection of human baseness is compellingly captured in a 1987 Vienna State Opera production that emphasizes its often- overlooked lyricism. Based on George Buchner's play about a soldier's mad descent into murder, Berg fashioned a fast-moving exploration of both his protagonist's life and his own 12-tone music, utilized expressively throughout. As conducted by Claudio Abbado, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus make Berg's usually difficult music utterly accessible. Franz Grundheber vividly conveys Wozzeck's descent into insanity, and Hildegard Behrens embodies his girlfriend Marie's mixture of innocence and sluttishness. Adolf Dresen's staging, thrillingly visualizing Berg's tense score, works its hair- raising magic best during the opera's climactic explosion of fatal violence. This performance of Wozzeck--sung in German with optional English subtitles, and with the Dolby 5.1 sound capably conveying the sheer aural creepiness permeating Berg's music--does justice to one of the true masterworks of 20th century opera. --Kevin Filipski


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  • Actors: Franz Grundheber, Walter Raffeiner, Philip Langridge, Heinz Zednik, Aage Haugland
  • Directors: Brian Large
  • Writers: Alban Berg, Georg Büchner
  • Format: Classical, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), German (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005M206
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,867 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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