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The descriptive note comes from item 45 in :


 1990

Henderson, Alice H.
Henderson, Donald Gene
Carl Maria von Weber : a guide to research
New York: Garland, 1990, 385 p.

This is what Donald Gene Henderson had to say:

Reviews the paucity of sources on Weber's directing style in Prague, attributable to the unimportant position of directors in the early nineteenth century. Presents evidence that Weber not only accompanied the recitatives himself but also coached singers and instrumentalists on their music. The frequent new productions meant many hours of rehearsal. Comments on the repertory which he developed in Prague and his effectiveness in lifting the opera house from merely an entertainment center to a higher artistic level.

© Donald Gene Henderson
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