Tuesday 4 February 2020

Gramophone reviews Der Freischütz

"With a project as well realised as this, one reflects how Weber and Kind's great 1821 work may still be undervalued as a radical piece of music theatre."


''Der Freischütz" performed by Lise DavidsenAndreas SchagerSofia FominaAlan Held and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony conducted by Marek Janowski has been reviewed on Gramophone - February 2020 Edition! Read a glimpse of the review below!


"Marek Janowski is on something of a golden run at the moment with German stage classics on disc [...]. His second Freischütz has a more, shall we say, relevant cast - which brutally means less Italianate - and a searching relationship with the Frankfurt orchestra. In this - although I suspect the maestro has no direct interest in this 'school' as such - a large modern orchestra plays with all the colour and varying tonal weight of an informed period band. Everything from bumpy local peasant dancing and brass bands to ghost-like tremolandos and intervals in the Wolf's Glen is brought fully into focus."


[Check out the album here:]




Mike Ashman

Read the full review on Gramophone - February 2020 Issue

Photo by Ray Burmiston