Theo Adam explains Opera "Der Freischütz" with musical excerpts.
Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, (usually translated as The Marksman or The Freeshooter) is a German opera with spoken dialogue in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber with a libretto by Friedrich Kind. It premiered on 18 June 1821 at the Schauspielhaus Berlin. It is considered the first important German Romantic opera, especially in its national identity and stark emotionality.
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 – 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, and was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school. Weber's operas Der Freischütz, Euryanthe and Oberon greatly influenced the development of the Romantische Oper (Romantic opera) in Germany.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Der Freischütz is one of the great milestones in the history of opera. The resounding success of its premiere in 1821 practically made it a manifesto for German Romantic opera, one that would become a significant formative influence on Wagner. Although it has its roots in the Singspiel tradition exemplified by Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Der Freischütz cut new ground with its potent mixture of supernatural elements, dreams, folk melodies, evocations of nature, and symphonic tone painting. And Theo Adam delivers a thoroughly spiteful, loathesome vocal portrait of the nefarious Kaspar, whose pact with the devil Samiel goes awry. For a work that is not performed nearly as often as it deserves to be, this recording is essential.
Carl Maria Von Weber. Last played Thursday, April 18 2019 at 08:10 AM. Carl Maria Von Weber. Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor. Album: Weber Overtures. Last played Thursday, April 18 2019 at 08:07 AM. Der Freischutz: Nein, langer trag' ich nicht die Qualen. Durch die Walder, durch die Auen. Jonas Kaufmann, tenor. Voice(s) and Instruments. Der Freischütz, Op. 77. Der Freischütz, eine romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen (The Freeshooter, a romantic Opera in 3 Acts), is an opera with music by Carl Maria von Weber and libretto by Friedrich Kind. Its plot was taken from German folk legend and many of its tunes were inspired by German folk music. Its unearthly portrayal of the supernatural is especially poignant in the famous Wolf's Glen scene
Artists Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz. Der Freischütz Carl Maria von Weber. This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 90/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Der Freischütz.
LyricsDer Freischütz, Act 1: "Hie. arl Maria von Weber, Theo Adam, Gerhard Paul, Hans Jörn Weber, Gerlind Schulze, Alfred Woronetzki, Kurt W. Franke, Staatskapelle Dresden, Carlos Kleiber.
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- Choir – Der Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin*
- Conductor – Joseph Keilberth
- Leader – Hermann Lüddecke
- Narrator – Theo Adam
- Orchestra – Die Berliner Philharmoniker*
- Vocals [Agathe] – Elisabeth Grümmer
- Vocals [Brautjungfern] – H. Hildebrand*, H. M. Schmidt*, L. Kirschstein*, M. Friederun*
- Vocals [Ein Eremit] – Gottlob Frick
- Vocals [Förster Kuno] – Ernst Wiemann
- Vocals [Fürst Ottokar] – Hermann Prey
- Vocals [Jäger] – H. Giese*, W. Eichberger*
- Vocals [Kaspar] – Karl Christian Kohn*
- Vocals [Kilian] – Wilhelm Walter Dicks*
- Vocals [Max] – Rudolf Schock
- Vocals [Samiel] – Fritz Hoppe
- Vocals [Ännchen] – Lisa Otto
NotesTheo Adam explains Opera "Der Freischütz" with musical excerpts.
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