Lance Friedel, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Great Comedy Overtures (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 190 MB
Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8573418 | Rls.date: 30th March 2015
The flourishing genre of the comic opera had its roots in eighteenth-century Italian opera buffa, whose irrepressible brio was soon taken up outside the country’s borders. In France it produced opéra comique and operetta, and in German-speaking countries Spieloper and Viennese operetta. Some of the world’s most popular comic opera overtures, filled with gorgeous tunes, brilliant orchestration and race-to-the-finish endings, are presented here. They include staples of the concert repertoire such as Hérold’s dramatic Zampa, the textual delicacy of Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna and the vivid colour of Lortzing’s Zar und Zimmermann.