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Friday, March 17, 2017

Sleeping Beauty Ballet - Rias Symphony Orchestra

Highlights From The Sleeping Beauty Ballet
Opus 66 (Highlights)
By Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky
RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Charlier, Conductor

From the back cover: Herbert Charlier was born in 1902 in Frost, Germany. After finishing Gymnasium he studied music, composition and arranging at the Conservatory and University of Leipzig.

Through the recommendations of Fritz Busch, the famous deceased German conductor at the State Opera in Dresden, Herbert Charlier was engaged as a conductor and was given the responsibility as well, to familiarize the soloists with their parts.

At the outbreak of World War II, he attained the position of musical superintendent to the German theater in Lillie, France. During the war he was captured by the British and after his release in 1948 he entered the services of the city of Chemnitz as supervisor of all musical activities for the city. Finally in 1951, after leaving Chemnitz, he became director of "Theater am Goetheplatz" in Bremen.

Charlier has been recognized as one of Germany's most colorful conductors. His interpretive skill is beat indicated in his conducting of the RIAS Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty."

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