CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826): Silvana.
Catalogue Number: 04Q036
Reference: 777 727-2
Description: Weber's first operatic success, in only its second recording (the 1997 Marco Polo is long out of print), was composed between 1808-10 and premiered in the latter year. This release is the World Premiere Recording of the original 1810 version. The forest scenes have some of Weber's most inspired music, suggesting a inspiration by nature which reached its climax in Der Freischütz; though the music is that of a very young composer, many glimpses of the mature Weber are on view in some sensitive and colorful orchestration. 2 CDs. German-English libretto. Michaela Kaune, Ines Krapp (sopranos), Ferdinand von Bothmer, Jörg Schörner (tenors), Detlef Roth, Andreas Burkhart (baritones), Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra; Ulf Schirmer.