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Weber: Euryanthe / Wenglor, Masur


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Relief Classical   Catalog #: 1926  
Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Margot DorrIngeborg WenglorHerbert RosslerGert Lutze,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Without any doubt Euryanthe is an absolute masterpiece, rich on unforgettable melodies and brilliantly orchestrated. While today only the overture is frequently performed, the entire production is worthy of renewal. Furthermore, it is the only opera by Weber without spoken dialogues, continuity being created by orchestral recitatives linking the “numbers“ in a very skillful way. This makes it an ideal opera for radio, as this production proves in no uncertain way. The interpretation is on a high level and we get a glimpse of the great talent of Kurt Masur, famed German conductor and “one of the last old-style maestros” at the beginning of his glorious career. Without any doubt Euryanthe is an absolute masterpiece, rich on unforgettable melodies and brilliantly orchestrated. While today only the overture is frequently performed, the entire production is worthy of renewal. Furthermore, it is the only opera by Weber without spoken dialogues, continuity being created by orchestral recitatives linking the “numbers“ in a very skillful way. This makes it an ideal opera for radio, as this production proves in no uncertain way. The interpretation is on a high level and we get a glimpse of the great talent of Kurt Masur, famed German conductor and “one of the last old-style maestros” at the beginning of his glorious career. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Margot Dorr (Soprano), Ingeborg Wenglor (Soprano), Herbert Rossler (Bass),
Gert Lutze (Tenor), Sigrid Ekkehard (Soprano), Rudolf Gonszar (Baritone),
Hilbert Kahl (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 

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