WEBER, C.M. von: Freischutz (Der) [Opera] (La Scala, 2017)

WEBER, C.M. von: Freischutz (Der) [Opera] (La Scala, 2017)


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- (Disc 1)
Der Freischutz, J. 277

Date of Production: April 2019
Venue: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Playing Time: 02:15:30
Catalogue Number: 2.110597
UPC: 747313559756


Weber was the forefront of the rise of German Romantic opera and sought to dethrone Rossini from his position as the leading operating composer in Europe. In his breakthrough and most popular opera Der Freischutz (The Marksman) composed in 1821, he succeeded in his aim of establishing a truly German form. Turning to the folklore and folk songs of his native land he took a story of a marksman who makes a pact with the Devil, vesting it with powerful intensity - not least in the famous Wolf's Glen scene - and an astonishing control of orchestral colour and atmosphere.

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