Benda: Schubert – Complete Overtures vol.2 (24/96 FLAC)
Benda: Schubert – Complete Overtures vol.2 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Franz Schubert
Orchestra: Prague Sinfonia
Conductor: Christian Benda
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.11 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Overture D 556 in D major
02. Overture D 590 in D major ‘in the Italian style’
03. Overture D 591 in C major ‘in the Italian style’
04. Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp), D 644 – verture, “Rosamunde”
05. Die Zwillingsbrüder, D647: Overture
06. Overture D 648 in E minor
07. Alfonso und Estrella, D. 732: Overture, “Rosamunde”
08. Die Verschworenen (Der häusliche Krieg), D787: Overture
09. Fierrabras D 796: Overture

Prague Sinfonia
Christian Benda
Recorded: 10-12 November, 2006
Recording Venue: Arco Diva-Domovina Prague, Czech Republic

Although Schubert’s dream of success as a composer for the stage largely eluded him, some of his theatrical music was performed during his lifetime.

His overtures for Georg von Hofmann’s Die Zwillingsbrüder and for Die Zauberharfe – later transferred to Rosamunde, D. 644 – sadly won little praise, though the Overture in the Italian Style, D590 was appreciated for its ‘youthful fire’, and the Overture in E minor, D. 648 was heard in 1821.

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