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Weber: Der Freischütz CD (Sir Colin Davis)

Weber: Der Freischütz CD (Sir Colin Davis)

Recorded live at the Barbican in 2012 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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ROH Recommended Recording

Weber's eerily fantastical Der Freischütz is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, being the first in operatic history to draw on traditional German folk tunes and elements of Romanticism. The evocative and colourful orchestration of the 'Wolf's Glen' scene, the most gruesomely expressive rendering of evil ever found in a musical score, is particularly impressive. Much of the music is instantly familiar: several of the melodies have been adapted as hymn tunes, and the Overture regularly appears in the concert hall.

Agathe: Christine Brewer 
Ännchen: Sally Matthews 
Max: Simon O'Neill
Kaspar: Lars Woldt

London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 2012


Running Time: 122:43 mins
Text in German with English translation.


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