Friday, March 18, 2011

Carl Maria von Weber - Symphonies No's. 1 and 2 - Flor, Philharmonia Orchestra

Weber the composer remains far less well understood than most figures of comparable stature of the 19th century. Like other musicians active in the first decades of the 19th century, Weber lived through a Carl Maria von Weber volatile time marked by war, social change and intellectual upheaval. Characteristic of an era of transition, his  career is marked by a number of paradoxes and contradictions that make it difficult to limit him to fixed categories. A systematic study of the reception of Weber and of his place in 19th-century music remains to be written, but certain aspects are understood well enough to give some support to Philipp Spitta's suggestion that Weber could with some justification be regarded as the most influential musician of the 19th century.
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1 comment:

  1. Claus Peter Flor is the incumbent music director of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. His style of conducting is quite electrifying.



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