Der Freischutz (Blu-ray)

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Der Freischutz (Blu-ray)
Artists: Julia Kleiter, Eva Liebau, Michael Konig, Gunther Groissbock
Directors: Matthias Hartmann, Jean-Pierre Loisil
Format: NTSC
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, Korean, Japanese
Dubbed: None
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Naxos DVD
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2019
Run Time: 135 minutes

Weber was at the forefront of the rise of German Romantic opera and sought to dethrone Rossini from his position as the leading operatic composer in Europe. In his breakthrough and most popular opera Der Freischütz (The Marksman) composed in 1821, he succeeded in his aim of establishing a truly German form.

Turning to the folklore and folk songs of his native land he took a story of a marksman who makes a pact with the Devil, vesting it with powerful intensity not least in the famous Wolfs Glen scene and an astonishing control of orchestral color and atmosphere.

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