Notes & Reviews:
With Paroli (originally entitled Frau Denise), a variation on the Figaro theme of the amorous misadventures of a duped, married nobleman set near Paris during the late 18th c., Leo Fall (1873-1925) succeeded in producing a captivating one-act chamber play that was neither operetta nor opera – even though it does have its share of reminiscences of fairy-tale operas, stylistic quotations of the rococo, discreet leitmotivic technique, and polished ensemble pieces. A prodigious operetta composer, Leo Fall was considered a true rival to Franz Lehár at the turn of the 20th c.
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Debut Recital / Martha Argerich
Franz Lehár: Paganini / Kristiane Kaiser, sop.; Zoran Todorovich, tnr; Munich Radio SO; Schirmer et al.
Elegy: Music of a New Dawn from the Shadows of World War I
Vladimir M. Jurowski (1915-72): Symphony No. 5; "Russian Painters" / Norrköping SO; Michail Jurowski
Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981): Symphonic Works, Vol. 3 / Netherlands SO, David Porcelijn
Martha Argerich & Ruggiero Ricci Play Beethoven, Prokofiev, Bartók, Ravel & Sarasate (Live, Leningrad 1961 & Baden-Baden 1960)
Walter Leigh (1905-1942): "Jolly Roger" or the Admiral's Daughter, opera / Neilson Taylor, Alan Dudley, Vernon Midgley, Leslie Fyson. BBC Concert Orch., Lawrence
Dvorák: Songs / Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano; Roger Vignoles, piano
Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Babel 46, opera / Gran Teatre del Liceu SO; Marbà