Fidelio - Act One Quartet
Mir ist so wunderbar (I feel wonderful)
Four people - same situation - Four different realities.
Extraordinary, and all from such a simple tune.
Then again, isn’t one aspect of genius its elegant simplicity combined with awesome power?
Take the four and a half minutes to listen to the Act I Quartet from Fidelio, and let this sublime music and its meaning wash over you.
Yes, it is about the power of love.
Gundula Janowitz, William Wilderman, Stella Richmond, Misha Raitzin,IPO, Zubin Mehta conductor