Auber - Overtures | Naxos 8574005

Auber - Overtures

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574005

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 13th December 2019

Contents

Works

Auber, Daniel

Emma, ou La Promesse imprudente
» Entr'acte to Act 2
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture
La Neige
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture
Le Bergere chatelaine
» Entr'acte to Act 2
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture
Le Macon
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Musique de dialogue (Act 3)
» Overture
Le Sejour militaire
» Overture
Le Testament et les Billets doux
» Overture
Le Timide, ou Le Nouveau Seducteur
» Overture
Leicester, ou Le Chateau de Kenilworth
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture

Artists

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Conductor

Dario Salvi

Works

Auber, Daniel

Emma, ou La Promesse imprudente
» Entr'acte to Act 2
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture
La Neige
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture
Le Bergere chatelaine
» Entr'acte to Act 2
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture
Le Macon
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Musique de dialogue (Act 3)
» Overture
Le Sejour militaire
» Overture
Le Testament et les Billets doux
» Overture
Le Timide, ou Le Nouveau Seducteur
» Overture
Leicester, ou Le Chateau de Kenilworth
» Entr'acte to Act 3
» Overture

Artists

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Conductor

Dario Salvi

About

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber’s music radiates both his amiable personality and the Parisian elegance of his times. The huge success of his operas resulted in a popularity for these overtures that rivalled that of Rossini, who was an early influence. Auber’s brilliant and energetic style infuses tales of romance both rustic and aristocratic, with moods ranging from dramatic heroism to dashing ballroom dances – all portrayed with the signature charm that made him a standard bearer of musical stylishness and good taste. Auber’s opera La Sirène can be found on Naxos 8660436. This is the first volume of a project to record all the overtures to his 31 opéras-comiques, seven opéras, three drames lyriques and seven other stage works.

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber was a leading composer of French opera from the 1820s onwards and was enormously popular in his day, but aside from the hit opera Fra Diavolo there are few recordings of his music currently available, and most of the overtures and incidental music recorded here are world premieres performed from archive sources.

This collection of overtures follows on from another world premiere, our recording of Auber’s La Sirène released in April 2019. This was considered ‘engaging and entertaining… David Reiland secures bright and breezy playing from his appropriately named Orchestre des Frivolités Parisiennes’ by Gramophone, and ‘a really recommendable release’ by Pizzicato.

Conductor Dario Salvi specializes in the restoration and performance of rare works, in particular those of Meyerbeer and Auber. His Naxos recording of Sacred Works by Meyerbeer (8573907) was considered ‘a good candidate for “find of the month,” for it shows Meyerbeer’s originality from a very early age’ in Barnes & Noble.

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