Corrective anger or necessary improvement? The question of why composers waste a lot of time revising their works.
Beethoven composed his “only” opera three times. In 1804, 1805 and 1814 he presented “Fidelio” in quite different forms. Unusually enough, you can experience all three, prepared in a scenic way, in Vienna in the anniversary year, from the classic, unadulterated Otto Schenk production of the last version to – see the review by Walter Weidringer. As exciting as it is to be able to look over the shoulder of a genius, the music lover is so restless – I know, for historians inadmissible! – Ask what would have happened if.