Weber: Der Freischütz

Arthaus Musik: 101271

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Weber: Der Freischütz


BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - March 2007

Catalogue No:

(101 271)



Release date:

2nd Jan 2007




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Weber: Der Freischütz

Sung in German

Ernst Kozub, Gottlob Rick, Franz Grundheber, Toni Blankenheim, Arlene Saunders, Edith Athis, Tom Krause, Hans Sotin & Bernhard Minetti

Ballet & Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera & The Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg, Leopold Ludwig

Recording Date: 1968
Place of recording: Historical Studio Production from the Hamburg State Opera
Running Time: 123 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: Dolby Digital (Mono)

Language: D
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, SP

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BBC Music Magazine

March 2007


“For all Freischütz is the seminal German Romantic opera…. Existing video versions seem devoted chiefly to trashing it… It’s a relief… to have an alternative, however stagey, in this lip-synched film of Hamburg's 1960s production, brightly recorded… in glowing colour. It also boasts by far the greatest cast, headed by the under-recorded Ernst Kozub... Leopold Ludwig conducts the Hamburg forces with atmospheric brio. Old-fashioned and occasionally creaky this maybe, all pawky peasantry and stuffed stags'-heads, but it's essential Weber.”

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