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Overtures by Beethoven, Cherubini, Gluck, Mozart, Maria von Weber, Bartholdy / Karl-Heinz Steffens, Bamberger Symphoniker [Hybrid SACD]

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie in Aulis
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, Rè di Creta
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, ballet music from the opera, for chamber orchestra, K. 367
>Cherubini, Luigi : Medea
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ruinen von Athen Op. 113
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, opera
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
Conductor Ensembles Composers
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Notes & Reviews:

In the concert hall overtures are often misused as orchestral finger exercises, rolling out the red carpet for the rest of the program, and at first glance this production by Tudor may look like a selection of musical requests. The ancient world, while its spirit can still inspire visitors to the Acropolis or the temples at Agrigento, has a hard time of it today, as we neglect to cultivate its languages or literature. Yet every day and all over the world, it is present in the masterpieces of classical and romantic music, and their fabled heroes Iphigenia, Idomeneo and Medea have become members of classical music's family. This recording has no didactic aim. It is about bringing these masterpieces back into the limelight: beside the title of "Ouverture", each one deserves the addition "symphony in one movement" or "symphonic poem". They are joined by the coronation music from "Idomeneo", now justly considered a unique ballet suite from the genius of Mozart.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-).



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>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie in Aulis :: Ouvertüre
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Ensemble: Bemberger Symphoniker
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, Rè di Creta :: Ouvertüre KV 366
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, ballet music from the opera, for chamber orchestra, K. 367
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 01/18/1781

>Cherubini, Luigi : Medea :: Ouvertüre
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ruinen von Athen Op. 113 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, opera :: Ouvertüre
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
  • Notes: Konzerthalle Bamberg, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal (2014-11-04_2014-11-08&2015-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/06/1826