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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