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Offline rubio

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Weber overtures
« on: May 08, 2007, 07:09:43 AM »
I would like to acquire a CD of Weber's overtures - Oberon, Euryanthe and Freischuetz. Has anyone got a nice recommendation for me?  :)
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Offline Rabin_Fan

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 01:21:06 PM »
I have Karajan, BPO on DG Galleria.

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 01:39:26 PM »
I had the Karajan, but thought it a bit bland. I know it's a pain, but like many of these things, you'll probably find individual overtures are at their best by different conductors (but all over the place...)

These two instantly come to mind.

A roaring Der Freischutz from Beecham and the pre-war LPO:


And an Oberon live by Szell and the Clevelanders:


I'm sure Furtwangler has done some good here, but can't remember of the top of my head...

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 01:41:14 PM »

Offline rubio

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 07:29:07 PM »
The Horst Stein discs look interesting. How are the Bruckner symphonies? Has anybody heard the Weber Overtures by Kubelik/BPO?

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/hnum/2320810/rk/classic/rsk/hitlist

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Offline val

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 02:33:28 AM »
Karajan recorded Weber's overtures with the BPO.

Regarding Freischütz and Euryanthe, Furtwängler gave two splendid interpretations.

And Mravinski recorded a very good version of Oberon overture.

But I think that Karajan made the best recording of this and other overtures (Peter Schmoll, Abu Hassan).

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 03:31:16 AM »
Did N Jarvi record some for Chandos too?

Don

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 04:27:12 AM »
Did N Jarvi record some for Chandos too?

Yes he did - 75 minutes worth.

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 04:33:59 AM »
Yes he did - 75 minutes worth.

Jarvi's CD is still around on Chandos and it has the 3 pieces Rubio would like.

Drasko

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 12:02:21 PM »
The Horst Stein discs look interesting. How are the Bruckner symphonies?

Well worth the asking price, both are somewhere in my top choices.

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 05:23:48 PM »
Yes he did - 75 minutes worth.
CHAN9066   WEBER: Overtures
CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, J. 8: Overture
   01.   Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, J. 8: Overture    09:37
Turandot, J. 75: Overture and March
   02.   Overture    03:46
   03.   March    02:15
Silvana, J. 87: Overture
   04.   Silvana, J. 87: Overture    05:30
Abu Hassan, J. 106: Overture
   05.   Abu Hassan, J. 106: Overture    03:32
Der Beherrscher der Geister (Ruler of Spirits), J. 122
   06.   Der Beherrscher der Geister (Ruler of Spirits), J. 122    06:17
Jubel-Overture, J. 245
   07.   Jubel-Overture, J. 245    07:41
Der Freischutz, J. 277: Overture
   08.   Der Freischutz, J. 277: Overture    09:31
Preciosa, J. 279: Overture
   09.   Preciosa, J. 279: Overture    07:43
Euryanthe, J. 291: Overture
   10.   Euryanthe, J. 291: Overture    09:01
Oberon, J. 306: Overture
   11.   Oberon, J. 306: Overture    09:21
Philharmonia
Neeme Jarvi, Conductor

PerfectWagnerite

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Re: Weber overtures
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2007, 05:35:48 PM »
This is the one I have:



Comes with the three big overtures you mentioned, as well as the Berlioz orchestrated Invitation to the Dance, The first symphony, and two clarinet concerti. Stunning Philips sound and immaculate playing makes this a winner.