Wozzeck (Vienna State Opera)

Wozzeck (Vienna State Opera)

Director: Brian Large

Cast: Brian Large, Franz Grundheber, Hildegard Behrens, Walter Raffeiner

     
 

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Based upon Georg Büchner's 1837 play, Alban Berg's Wozzeck details the harsh existence of the title character, a former soldier in the German army who has to struggle mightily to make a living, even as others around him prosper. Wozzeck (Franz Grundheber) is living with Marie (Hildegard Behrens), a former prostitute and the mother of his young son. Somewhat…  See more details below

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Based upon Georg Büchner's 1837 play, Alban Berg's Wozzeck details the harsh existence of the title character, a former soldier in the German army who has to struggle mightily to make a living, even as others around him prosper. Wozzeck (Franz Grundheber) is living with Marie (Hildegard Behrens), a former prostitute and the mother of his young son. Somewhat simple in the head, Wozzeck's mental state seems to be increasingly unsettled, and he begins to see visions. Marie worries about him but does not know what she can do. Meanwhile, Wozzeck has agreed to be part of a dietary experiment by a doctor (Aage Haugland), who seems pleased with his patient's increasing instability. While Wozzeck is out, Marie allows herself to be seduced by a flirtatious drum major (Walter Raffeiner). Wozzeck suspects that something has occurred, a suspicion that is inflamed when the doctor and a captain for whom Wozzeck works taunt him with hints about Marie's faithlessness. His visions growing wilder, Wozzeck stabs and kills Marie, then drowns himself, leaving his son alone in the cruel world.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
UPC:
0032031003293
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kultur Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:37:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wozzeck
1. Opening [1:15]
2. Langsam, Wozzeck, Langsam! [3:39]
3. Wozzeck, Er Ist Ein Guter Mensch [3:49]
4. Change of Scene [:44]
5. Du, Der Platz Ist Verflucht! [2:24]
6. Läuft Dort Ein Has Vorbei [3:01]
7. Change of Scene [1:13]
8. Tschingbum, Tschingbum [1:19]
9. Komm, Mein Bub! [3:19]
10. Wer Da? Bist Du's, Franz? [1:50]
11. Der Mann! So Vergeistert! [:53]
12. Change of Scene [:49]
13. Passacaglia: Was Erlab'Ich, Wozzeck? [6:44]
14. Change of Scene [:48]
15. Geh Einmal Vor Dich Hin! [3:32]
16. Was Die Steine Glänzen? [2:54]
17. Was Hast Da? - Nix! [1:57]
18. Change of Scene [:30]
19. Wohin So Eilig, Geehrtester Herr Sargnagel? [4:07]
20. He, Wozzeck! Was Hetzt Er Sich So An Uns Vorbei? [:47]
21. Fuge: Tja, Richtig, Die Langen Bärte [3:48]
22. Change of Scene [:45]
23. Guten Tag, Franz [2:42]
24. Change of Scene [1:19]
25. Ich Hab' Ein Hemdlein An, Das Ist Nicht Mein [1:51]
26. Walzer: Er! Sie! Teufel [1:36]
27. Ein Jäger aud Der Pfalz [:47]
28. Wieviel Uhr? - Elf Uhr! [:51]
29. Melodram (Choral): Jedoch, Wenn Ein Wanderer [1:46]
30. Lustig, Lustig [1:25]
31. Change of Scene [:59]
32. Oh.....Oh...Andreas! Andreas! [2:06]
33. Rondo Marziale: Ich Bin Ein Mann! [3:24]
34. Thema und Variationen: Und Ist Kein Betrug [3:15]
35. Fuge: Und Kniete Hin Zu Seinen Füßen [1:15]
36. Change of Scene [:41]
37. Dort Links Geht's In Die Stadt [3:12]
38. Wie Der Mond Rot Aufgeht [1:14]
39. Change of Scene [:43]
40. Schnellpolka: Tanzt Alle; Tanzt Nur Zu [1:09]
41. Ins Schwabenland, Da Mag Ich Nit [1:31]
42. Change of Scene [:17]
43. Das Messer? Wo Ist Das Messer? [2:34]
44. Halt! - Hören Sie? Dort! [1:38]
45. Change of Scene [3:26]
46. Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz [4:38]
47. Credits [2:01]

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