Suppe, Auber: Overtures (APE)
Suppe, Auber: Overtures (APE)

Composer: Franz von Suppe, Daniel-Francois Auber
Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Paray
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Mercury
Size: 357 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), overture to the operetta
02. Light Cavalry, overture to the operetta
03. Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant), overture to the operetta
04. Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien (Morning Noon and Night in Vienna), overture from the incidental music
05. Boccaccio, operetta: Overture
06. Overture to ‘The Bronze Horse’
07. Fra Diavolo, opera: Overture
08. Masaniello Overture

Excellent Recording of Some Concert Favorites

I’ve been a Von Suppe fan for years and have a number of his overtures on various discs. This CD duplicates some of the music I already have but brings some new ones to my collection and I’m delighted to have them.

I’ve been a music lover for years and often have melodic fragments floating around in my head, most of which I can identify. It is interesting to listen to music one hasn’t heard for years and discover some of the unidentified fragments being played on the CD.

That happened to me on this CD, The Beautiful Galatea and Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna are selections that have never been in my library of music but certain melodies from those pieces were some of the unidentified fragments lodged in my memory.

What a delight to discover what they were from and to hear them performed with authority and drama on this disc. I can remember when Mercury started their “Living Presence” technique on LP’s; there were some great recordings made during that era.

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