ABC Classics

Romantic Overtures – Sebastian Lang-Lessing

This recording explores the Romanticists obsession with the fantastic and the supernatural by looking at seven overtures. These works were openings to dramas or operas, and are typical of the types of programmatic writing that was popular in the nineteenth century.

Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing

Composers: Beethoven, Schumann, Weber, Marschner, Nicolai, Mendelssohn

  1. MARSCHNER: Der Vampyr (The Vampire)
  2. MENDELSSOHN:Die Hebriden, Fingalshöhle (The Hebrides, Fingal’s Cave), Op. 26
  3. SCHUMANN: Manfred, Op. 115
  4. NICOLAI: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  5. WEBER: Der Freischütz, Op. 77
  6. BEETHOVEN: Fidelio, Op. 72: Leonore Overture No. 3
  7. MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21