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"Orchestral Favourites Vol. 24: Popular Operatic Overtures" - Works by Johann Strauss, Suppé, Smetana, Wever, Hérold, Verdi and more / William Boughton, Philharmonic Orchestra

Album Summary

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Suppé, Franz v. : Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant), overture to the operetta
>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), overture to the opera
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, overture
>Hérold, Ferdinand : Zampa
>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The operatic overture is the composers "hook" to enthrall the audience immediately as the house lights dim and the first notes sound from the orchestra pit. Some of the most popular overtures are featured here, and come from powerhouse composers like Strauss, Smetana, and Verdi. William Boughton conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra for this recording. He has been with the ESO since he founded the ensemble in 1980. Since its inception, the ensemble has built an extensive discography with Nimbus Records.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988).



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Works Details

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Suppé, Franz v. : Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant), overture to the operetta
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), overture to the opera
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, overture
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Hérold, Ferdinand : Zampa
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny :: Overture
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Lyudmila :: Ruslan and Ludmilla, G. xivov
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Notes: The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/11/1988/04/12/1988)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1842