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Catalogue No: 8570296

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Department: CDs - Classical CDs: Orchestral

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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.

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Contents
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
  

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