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11 Apr 2011

Le Freischütz, Opéra Comique, Paris

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/cda8b8b6-6456-11e0-a69a-00144feab49a.html#axzz1JPvv5SoJ

By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 11 April 2011]
When the Paris Opera decided to put on Weber’s Der Freischütz in 1841, it commissioned Berlioz to write the recitatives to replace the original spoken dialogue. He agreed but reluctantly; an outspoken critic of meddling with a composer’s intentions, he knew that if he refused, somebody with less respect for Weber would volunteer.

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