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WEBER, C.M. von: Freischutz (Der) (excerpts) / MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Midsummer Night's Dream (Furtwangler, Early Recordings, Vol. 3) (1929-1935)

    
      

 

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WEBER, C.M. von: Freischutz (Der) (excerpts) / MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Midsummer Night's Dream (Furtwangler, Early Recordings, Vol. 3) (1929-1935)

Volume 3 of The Early Recordings is a welcome reminder that Furtwängler’s musical sympathies went beyond Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Wagner, the composers with whom he is most closely associated. The remake of the overture to Weber’s Der Freischütz (Furtwängler’s 1926 recording is available on Naxos 8.111003) smoulders with anticipation, a real theatrical prelude. Invitation to the Dance is lovingly turned at the opening and close, with plenty of heady excitement in between. Berlioz’s Hungarian (Rakoczy) March is nimble and athletic, remarkably ‘straight’ but thrilling in its own right. The account of the Overture to Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is notable for its translucent delicacy.


Weber, Carl Maria von
Kind, Johann Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  Der Freischutz, J. 277 (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Overture 00:09:51
2.   Play with flash player Act III: Entr'acte 00:03:21

Weber, Carl Maria von
Berlioz, Hector, arranger(s)

  Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260 (arr. H. Berlioz for orchestra)
3.   Play with flash player Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260 (arr. H. Berlioz for orchestra) 00:08:33

Mendelssohn, Felix

  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21: Overture
4.   Play with flash player A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21: Overture 00:12:46
  The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave"
5.   Play with flash player The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave" 00:09:48

Berlioz, Hector
Gandonniere, Almire / Nerval, Gerard de / Berlioz, Hector, lyricist(s)

  La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Part I Scene 3: Hungarian March, "Rákóczy March"
6.   Play with flash player La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Part I Scene 3: Hungarian March, "Rákóczy March" 00:04:15

Mendelssohn, Felix

  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (excerpts)
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Scherzo 00:04:51
8.   Play with flash player Act III: Nocturne 00:07:17
9.   Play with flash player Act V: Wedding March 00:04:43

Total Playing Time: 01:05:25






Composer(s):
Berlioz, Hector; Mendelssohn, Felix; Weber, Carl Maria von

Lyricist(s):
Berlioz, Hector; Gandonniere, Almire; Kind, Johann Friedrich; Nerval, Gerard de

Arranger(s):
Berlioz, Hector

Conductor(s):
Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Kleiber, Erich

Orchestra(s):
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Choral - Secular; Opera; Orchestral

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111004

Barcode: 0747313300426

Distribution Note(s):

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Release Date: 04/2009

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