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

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

Composer(s)Berlioz, HectorMendelssohn, FelixWeber, Carl Maria von
Artist(s) Kleiber, Erich, Conductor • Furtwängler, Wilhelm, Conductor • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SecularOperaOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111004
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Conductors
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

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.


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WEBER, C.M. von: Freischutz (Der) (excerpts) / MENDELSSOHN, F.: Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts) (Furtwangler, Early Recordings, Vol. 3) (1929-1935) 1:05:25   
  Der Freischutz, J. 277 (excerpts)          
      Act I: Overture 9:51       
      Act III: Entr'acte 3:21       
  Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260 (arr. H. Berlioz for orchestra) 8:33       
  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21: Overture 12:46       
  The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave" 9:48       
  La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Part I Scene 3: Hungarian March, "Rakoczy March" 4:15       
  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (excerpts)          
      Act II: Scherzo 4:51       
      Act III: Nocturne 7:17       
      Act V: Wedding March 4:43       
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