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J. Strauss Jr: Die Gottin Der Vernunft / Pollack, Kumpfmuller, Cortez, Mittermeier, Fodinger

Audio Samples

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Gottin der Vernunft (The Goddess of Reason), operetta (RV 516)
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Heut' ist heut' (Today is Today), waltz for orchestra, Op. 471
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Nur nicht mucken! (Just Don't Moan!), polka francaise for orchestra, Op. 472
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wo uns're Fahne weht, march for orchestra, Op. 473
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Da nicken die Giebel, polka-mazurka for orchestra, Op. 474
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Gottin der Vernunft
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Gottin der Vernunft (The Goddess of Reason), quadrille for orchestra, Op. 476
>Fetrás, Oscar : Die Gottin der Vernunft / Reiche Madchen, divertissement for orchestra, Op. 160 (after Strauss' "Die

Album Summary

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Gottin der Vernunft (The Goddess of Reason), operetta (RV 516)
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Heut' ist heut' (Today is Today), waltz for orchestra, Op. 471
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Nur nicht mucken! (Just Don't Moan!), polka francaise for orchestra, Op. 472
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wo uns're Fahne weht, march for orchestra, Op. 473
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Da nicken die Giebel, polka-mazurka for orchestra, Op. 474
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Gottin der Vernunft
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Gottin der Vernunft (The Goddess of Reason), quadrille for orchestra, Op. 476
>Fetrás, Oscar : Die Gottin der Vernunft / Reiche Madchen, divertissement for orchestra, Op. 160 (after Strauss' "Die
Performer Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Set in the town of Chalons near the German border at the time of the French Revolution in 1794, Johann Strauss II's final operetta The Goddess of Reason languished for 111 years until this 2009 revival. Its light-hearted mockery of morality and the army, somewhat controversial at the time, seems harmless now. For this recording Christian Pollack has reconstructed the score as it would have been heard on its opening night, with additional items that Strauss added for its 25th performance.

MusicWeb International
The recording was made live and there is applause at the end of each act. That said, there are no disturbing stage noises or reactions from the audience. I suppose it was a concert performance. The recording balance varies a bit and especially in the first act the male singers are quite distantly recorded. Apart from this the sound is good.

American Record Guide
This was a much greater success, thanks probably to the great Alexander Girardi in a leading part... we can thank the Johann Strauss Edition of his works for this endeavor, which was reconstructed and then recorded in Slovakia with the participation of the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain. Peter Kemp, from that society, wrote the fine notes. The orchestra, under Christian Pollack (who also arranged the reconstruction of the original score), gives a real shimmer to the music; and the soloists are excellent...

Gramophone
The performance is an excellent one, Pollack conducting in spirited fashion, with soprano Veronika Groiss and tenors Manfred Equiluz and Franz F÷dinger outstanding among the soloists. There's audience applause at the end of Acts 1 and 3 but curiously not at the end of Act 2. Though there's no dialogue, the accompanying booklet has highly informative notes and synopsis. That such a rarity can be rescued from oblivion to such high standard at Naxos prices is quite astonishing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Slovakia (12/02/2009-12/04/2009).



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>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Göttin der Vernunft (The Goddess of Reason), operetta (RV 516)
  • Performer: Frantisek Figura (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christian Pollack
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Notes: Fatra House of Arts, Zilina, Slovakia (12/02/2009-12/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Heut' ist heut' (Today is Today), waltz for orchestra, Op. 471
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Nur nicht mucken! (Just Don't Moan!), polka française for orchestra, Op. 472
  • Conductor: Christian Pollack
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wo uns're Fahne weht, march for orchestra, Op. 473
  • Conductor: Michael Dittrich
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Da nicken die Giebel, polka-mazurka for orchestra, Op. 474
  • Conductor: Christian Pollack
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Göttin der Vernunft
  • Conductor: Christian Pollack
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Göttin der Vernunft (The Goddess of Reason), quadrille for orchestra, Op. 476
  • Conductor: Christian Pollack
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Oscar Fetrás (1854 - 1931) : Die Göttin der Vernunft / Reiche Mädchen, divertissement for orchestra, Op. 160 (after Strauss' "Die
  • Conductor: Christian Pollack
  • Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern