Notes & Reviews:
The verve of a fast-paced Parisian salon comedy, Slav vivacity, and a dose of political satire were the ingredients that made Lehar's Merry Widow such a success: a cosmopolitan mix of styles that owes as much of its effect to the shimmering instrumental color as to the catchy melodies. The 1980 Electrola recording was awarded the German Record Critics' Prize: "An operetta that, with its star cast, provides a new recording of evergreen tunes that is successful in every respect."
The Electrola Collection is a series from EMI Classics that celebrates the historic record label, Electrola. Electrola was part of the EMI Classics unit in Germany best known for their rich catalog, masterful artists and the iconic gramophone trademark. This second edition features eleven captivating titles including Otto Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Joseph Haydn's The Creation and Rene Kollo sings Wagner and Strauss.
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Weber: Der Freischutz / Nilsson, Koth, Gedda, Berry, Crass, Anheisser, Weller. Heger
Alwyn: Lyra Angelica, Pastoral Fantasia, etc / Hickox
Duke Ellington: Tone Poems - Black, Brown & Beige; Harlem; The River; Take the "A" Train / Sal Andolina, clarinet; Amy Licata, violin
Muzio Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum, Vol. 4 - Exercises nos 66-100 / Alessandro Marangoni, piano
Eugene Zador (1894-1977): Elegie & Dance; Oboe Concerto; Studies for Orchestra / Laszlo Hadady, oboe
Georges Onslow: Sonatas for cello & piano nos 1-3 / Maria Kliegel, cello; Nina Tichman, piano
Eugen D'Albert: Prologue to 'Tiefland', Op. 34; Symphony in F, Op. 4 / Jun Markl
Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos in E minor & D minor; Violin Sonata, Op. 4 / Tianwa Yang, violin; Romain Decharmes, piano
Mozart: Violin Sonatas, K.376-378; K. 570 Arranged for Flute / Patrick Gallois, flute; Maria Prinz, piano