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Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826)

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Year of birth1786
Year of death1826
NationalityGermany
PeriodClassical
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LeipzigDer Freischütz

Der Freischütz
Weber: Der Freischütz
Oper Leipzig; Dieter Richter; Jessica Karge; Magdalena Hinterdobler; Thomas Mohr

PragueRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra

© Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta-DG
Weber, Prokofiev, Mahler
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti; Daniil Trifonov; Prague Conservatory Symphony Orchestra; Miriam Němcová

BristolDresden Philharmonic

Dresden Philharmonic
Weber, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Michael Sanderling; Jennifer Pike

NorrkopingBefore the tour: Pettersson and Beethoven

Before the tour: Pettersson and Beethoven
Weber, Beethoven, Pettersson
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Lindberg; Benjamin Schmid

LucerneMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

© Eugene Evtukhov
Weber, Liszt, Brahms
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann; Denis Matsuev
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Sweet and savoury from the LPO

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
An intelligently planned and generous programme featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Peter Donohoe in two neo-classical works by Stravinsky paired with two German Romantic works.
***11
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Marek Janowski returns to Weber’s Euryanthe

Emily Magee and Catherine Foster among the cast for Euryanthe in Dresden © Björn Kadenbach
Emily Magee was in glowingly refulgent voice as the 'damsel in distress', Euryanthe, in this concert performance of Weber's rarity. 
****1
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Men in Motion

Anton Lukovkin © Elliot Franks
Outstanding examples of men dancing are book-ended by two new works that are badly misjudged as a means of entertainment 
**111
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Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

Michael König (Max) and Gunther Groissböck (Kaspar) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Hartmann's staging takes a bizarre twist in the end since so far the staging had followed the naïve story very faithfully without any weird implications.
****1
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Collaboration in action at Cadogan Hall

Quatuor Van Kuijk © CLB Management
An exploration of expression within controlled structure from Van Wauwe and the Quatuor Van Kuijk, in passionate Webern, tense Durupt and spirited Mozart.
****1
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