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Wozzeck : an opera in 3 acts and 15 scenes

Author: Alban BergAdolf DresenErnst NeuspielBrian LargeFranz GrundheberAll authors
Publisher: [Chicago] : Public Media Home Vision, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : GermanView all editions and formats
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Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands.
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alban Berg; Adolf Dresen; Ernst Neuspiel; Brian Large; Franz Grundheber; Hildegard Behrens; Walter Raffeiner; Philip Langridge; Heinz Zednik; Aage Haugland; Claudio Abbado; Helmuth Froschauer; Georg Büchner; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor.; Wiener Staatsoper. Orchester.; Public Media Home Vision.; RM Arts (Firm); Österreichischer Rundfunk.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Wiener Staatsoper.
OCLC Number: 23358914
Notes: Sung in German with English subtitles.
Libretto by Alban Berg based on dramatic play by Georg Büchner.
Synopsis in English (7 p.)--in container.
Credits: Editor, Gerhard Braunsberger ; chorus master, Helmuth Froschauer.
Performer(s): Franz Grundheber (Wozzeck) ; Hildegard Behrens (Marie) ; Walter Raffeiner (The drum major) ; Philip Langridge (Andres) ; Heinz Zednik (The Captain) ; Aage Haugland (Doctor) ; supporting soloists ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera ; Claudio Abbado, conductor.
Description: 1 videocassette (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Wozzek
Responsibility: [music and libretto] by Alban Berg after Georg Büchner ; producer, Adolf Dresen ; TV producer, Ernst Neuspiel ; TV director, Brian Large ; Home Vision, a Films Incorporated company, presents ; an RM Arts production ; a co-production of ORF/ZDF/RM Arts and Channel Four in association with the Vienna State Opera & Teletheater.

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Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands.

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