Stand by for Fidelio blastmain
This weekend’s three-part Beethoven survey on Idagio/Slipped Disc will focus on his only opera.
We wull try to make sense of the multiple overtures, the rival editions, the reason why no-one sees a tenor until the second act.
Most telling of all, we ask whether the definitive recording is really as definitive as people think.
Stand by for the first episode in a few hours’ time.
If you can’t get to the opera, curl up with Slipped Disc and Idagio.