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Weber: Der Freischütz / Jochum, Seefried, Streich, Et Al

Release Date: 07/12/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000459302   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Kurt BöhmeRita StreichIrmgard SeefriedRichard Holm,   ... 
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Ancient and raucous though the recording is, there are pleasures to be found in this performance. One is the handling of the score by Jochum himself, a conductor who grew up in the German opera house tradition that had Der Freischutz as its staple fare, and who here conducts with a sense of deep-rooted pleasure in the piece. He strikes just tempos, accompanies the singers encouragingly and delivers a Wolf's Glen that has all its old power to chill the blood...this performance well-loved in its day, has an appeal especially for admirers of the principal singers, and for those who respond to Jochum's vigorous, colourful performance." - John Warrack, GRAMOPHONE

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Works on This Recording

Der Freischütz, J 277 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Kurt Böhme (Bass), Rita Streich (Mezzo Soprano), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano),
Richard Holm (Tenor), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Walter Kreppel (Bass),
Paul Kuen (Tenor), Gisela Ohrt (Soprano), Ernest Ginsberg (Spoken Vocals),
Albrecht Peter (Baritone), Margot Laminet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1959 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich 
Length: 118 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent for the price December 18, 2012 By Weston Williams (Chicago, IL) See All My Reviews "Der Freischütz is a great and extremely important opera. The performance recorded here is excellent, and on these two fronts it is highly recommended. The audio quality, however, is not very good, which is understandable considering the bargain price at which it is being sold; as such, it loses a star in the review. That said, the price is amazing for someone who is unsure how much they want to invest in a recording of Freischütz. But if you are willing to spend more money, there are better recordings of the opera out there. In short, this recording is a bargain for what you pay for!" Report Abuse
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