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Weber: Hunter's Bride (Der Freischutz) / Grundheber, Schollum, Banse, Harding

Weber / Grundheber / Rundfunkchor Berlin
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101692  
Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Benno SchollumFranz GrundheberJuliane BanseMichael König,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraBerlin Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Hunter’s Bride” is a film opera based on the romantic opera “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber. Dreams and hopes of young people are told in this exquisite fairy tale. Max and Kaspar, both hunters, fight side by side in the Napoleonic Wars, as well as each other to conquer Agathe’s love. European cultural history becomes visible in an opulent historical panorama and one of the most beautiful pieces of music. The pictures of Norwegian director of photography Harald Gunnar Paalgard give a spatial dimension to the unique sound of the London Symphony Orchestra, which recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Performed by renowned opera soloists – Juliane Banse, Michael König, Michael Volle, René Pape – the film opera Read more was a huge public success in European theatres. Filmed on 35mm film on original locations in Germany, the film opera dramatises the enchanted tale with stunning images, and surround-sound revives the music for the eyes and the ears of the audience.

Carl Maria von Weber
Film Opera based on Der Freischütz

Prince Ottokar – Franz Grundheber
Kuno – Benno Schollum
Agathe – Juliane Banse
Ännchen – Regula Mühlemann
Kaspar – Michael Volle
Max – Michael König
Hermit – René Pape
Kilian – Olaf Bär

Berlin Radio Chorus
(chorus master: Simon Halsey)
London Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding, conductor

Jens Neubert, director

- Making of the film opera Hunter’s Bride
- Audio commentary by director Jens Neubert

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean (film) / English, French (bonus)
Running time: 137 mins (film) + 10 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Der Freischütz, J 277 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Benno Schollum (Bass), Franz Grundheber (Baritone), Juliane Banse (Soprano),
Michael König (Tenor), Regula Mühlemann (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Volle (Baritone),
René Pape (Bass), Olaf Bär (Baritone)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany