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"Wergo's original-cast recording of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's opera Die Soldaten (premiered 1965, Cologne) was a signal event of the analog era. With the reissue of this legendary recording on CD, we can re-live the birth of a path setting masterpiece of 20th century music. The completely new perspective on the possibilities of musical theater manifested by Zimmermann, who extended the unifying ideas of serialism as far as the scenic and spatial aspects of the piece, have given the work a level of vitality and endurance matched by only a few other operas from the same half-century. In spite of its immense performance difficulties, the work went on to conquer opera stages not only throughout Germany but also around the world." Includes a 196-page booklet.