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Karajan - The Collection - Famous Overtures / Berlin PO

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, overture
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, overture
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : La gazza ladra, Overture
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Offenbach, Jacques : Orphée aux enfers, operetta
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Suppé, Franz v. : Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry), operetta
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection highlights Karajan's brilliant career as an opera conductor, albeit, with only purely orchestral examples in the form of overtures and preludes. The Intermezzo from Pagliacci is the first release on CD.



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1822-1823

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon, overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829

>Rossini, Gioachino : La gazza ladra, Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1817

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Offenbach, Jacques : Orphée aux enfers, operetta :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle (as arranged by Manuel Rosenthal in "La Gaieté pa
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Suppé, Franz v. : Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry), operetta :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1866.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Performer: Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1885.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885