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Catalogue No: 8570296
Overtures (Naxos Audio CD)

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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Antoni Wit

Carl Maria von Weber composed a number of pioneering works for the operatic stage as well as incidental music whose highly attractive scores combine Classical principles of clarity with a unique lyricism and orchestral mastery that would inspire later Romantic composers.

This disc presents overtures from his ever-popular Der Freischütz, Euryanthe and Oberon, as well as from other undeservedly lesser-known operatic works, alongside concert pieces such as the Jubel-Ouvertüre and Der Beherrscher der Geister, and the incidental music for the plays Preciosa and Turandot, all of which amply display his vivid and refined dramatic imagination.

In a recent concert the Dominion Post praised the “superb playing” of the NZSO.

Contents and Reviews


Euryanthe, J.291 Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, J.8 Oberon, J.306 Der Beherrscher der Geister, J.122 Turandot: Overture and Act II March, J.75 Preciosa, J.279; Silvana, J.87 Jubel-Ouvertüre, J.245 Abu Hassan, J.106 Der Freischütz, J.277