This convenient playing and study edition marks the first single-volume publication of five great staples of the orchestral repertoire: Jubilee Overture, overture to the play Preciosa, and overtures to the operas Der Freischütz, Euryanthe, and Oberon.
One of the Romantic school's first composers of note, Carl Maria von Weber devised novel conceptions of orchestration and subject matter that helped to lay the foundations for nineteenth-century opera. Marschner, Meyerbeer, and Wagner were influenced by Weber's works, as well as latter-day composers such as Hindemith, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Debussy, who remarked that the sound of the Weber orchestra derived from the composer's scrutiny of the soul of each instrument.
Reprint of "Preciosa" from a Breitkopf and Härtel, Leipzig, n.d. edition. All others from Overtüren für Orchester von C.M. von Weber, C. F. Peters, Leipzig, n.d.