Webers last opera, oberon, or the elf kings oath, is most familiar to opera lovers in its german version, even though it was first performed at covent garden in 1826 in librettist james robinson planches original english, with the soontodie composer conducting. Weber s opera oberon 1826, despite its gorgeous music, disappeared, unfortunately, not long after its premiere in the limbo of unperformed operas. Hal leonard digital sheet music at sheet music plus. When the metropolitan staged the work, again in the vernacular, in 1918. Arthur fiedler conducting the boston pops orchestra. Thou mighty monster from oberon for piano solo, intermediate piano sheet music. Print and download song of the mermaids from oberon sheet music. In a tribute to weber, the librettist of oberon wrote a sketch of the action and also gave as. Transferred from the original victor red seal 12 78 disc 12043 by bob varney.
Weber s work, especially his operas, greatly influenced the development of the romantic opera in german music. Transferred from the original victor red seal 12 78. Webers work, especially his operas, greatly influenced the development of the romantic opera in german music. He was also an innovative composer for the clarinet, for which he wrote many works. The libretto by james robinson planche was based on a german poem. Licensed to virtual sheet music by hal leonard publishing company. Despite beginning a career as a military officer, his father was discharged from the militia and took up a number of musical directorships thereafter, including founding a. Includes an high quality pdf file to download instantly. The twenty recordings studied that i surveyed span nearly seventyfive years, and include many of the 20th century.
Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. There is an interesting family connection between weber and wolfgang amadeus mozart. I have charted changes in performance practice trends, including in timing, tempo fluctuation, rhythmic accuracy and ensemble, and the use of portamento. Notes, used by james henry mapleson 18301901, who conducted the first performance of oberon in italian at her majestys theatre, july 3, 1860. June 5, 1826 in london, england was a german composer. Weber oberon hillevi martinpelto gardiner download buy now. A garden in oberons fairy kingdom, full of beautilul flowers in glorious bloom. If anything could make a case for oberon this recording should be able to do it. Oberon is lying asleep among the flowers, surrounded by a tableau consisting of sprites and fairies, who, as the singing begins, hardly move at all.
My research examines the recorded performance history of the overture to webers oberon in light of these aesthetic goals. In form, oberon was little to his taste, having too many spoken scenes and elaborate stage devices for a composer who had always worked for the unification of the theatrical arts in opera. Title romantic and fairy opera in 3 acts name translations oberon. At the beginning of the chorus, the elves appear and group themselves in different positions next to the sprites. But into it he poured some of his most exquisite music, and he traveled. Weber oberon hillevi martinpelto jonas kaufmann steve davislim monteverdi choir orchestre revolutionnaire et romantique john eliot gardiner. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.36 493 477 542 378 1414 186 756 954 877 1294 1298 795 1543 1044 1462 716 454 1016 881 1211 1365 77 1390 1528 1560 1143 897 781 698 853 721 188 998 1494 1367 27 1190 1164 307 785 1233 1364 1438 7 832 328