Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz: Waltz - "Nein! Länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen"


Erich Kleiber / Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra Ottokar: Alfred Poell / Kuno: Heiner Hern / Agathe: Elisabeth Grümmer / Ännchen: Rita Streich / Kaspar: Max Proebstl / Max: Hans Hopf / Kilian: Kurt Marschner Historic recording made for the West German radio in 1955, together with the recordings of Erich's son Carlos and Harnoncourt's my favorite Freischütz, it sports the most homogeneous cast of the three, by far. Elizabeth Grümmer is unequaled in the role of Agathe and I just love Max Proebstl's almost comically evil Kaspar. Hopf's Max is very heroic, don't you think? But this almost-exaggeration fits the opera's Romantic theme perfectly in my opinion. But the real star of the recording is Erich Kleiber, the precision and transparency he draws from the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (then freshly founded by Eugen Jochum) is still astounding, the engineers did a great job at capturing this event as well. Enjoy, I'll upload more of the opera in the near future.

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