Overtures and More from the Austrian Operetta Master

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Overtures and More from the Austrian Operetta Master


Lamb, Andrew, Gramophone


Suppe

'Overtures and Marches'

Boccaccio--Overture; March. Dichter und Bauer Overture. Isabella--Overture. Leichte Kavallerie Overture. Das Modell--Overture. Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien--Overture. Pique Dame--Overture. Die schone Galathee--Overture. Humorous Variations on the Popular Song, 'What comes there from on high?'. Juanita March. Marziale on Motifs from the Operetta 'Fatinitza' (arr Schonherr). Uber Berg, uber Tal

Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi

Chandos (F) (SACD) CHSA5110 (80' * DDD/DSD)

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Mere contemplation of anew CD of Suppe overtures is enough to set the spirits racing. What other composer created such a body of rousing, exhilarating and immensely tuneful pieces? Happily the CD era has expanded the repertory beyond the half-dozen or so overtures that seemed to become standard during the LP era--and without any immediate loss of quality. Here's atypical selection, the regular favourites being supplemented by the overtures to the comic opera Isabella and the operetta Das Modell. Since the latter was the work on which Suppe was engaged at his death, it shows that, even at the age of 76, his musical vigour and tunefulness were scarcely diminished.

The eight overtures are augmented by five other pieces--a trio of rousing marches, plus the Humorous Variations on the popular Viennese Fuchslied' (A-hunting we will go' to you and me) and also, more surprisingly, an arrangement by Max Schonherr of march themes from the operetta Fatinitza. All 13 pieces are already available in Marco Polo's six-CD set of Suppe overtures but here Neeme Jarvi and his Scottish players provide more than just a touch of extra precision and zip. …

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