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Famous Overtures / Sir Georg Solti


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460982   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz von SuppéMikhail GlinkaGiuseppe VerdiRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Emanuel Brabec
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Die leichte Kavallerie: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
3.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
5.
Les francs-juges, Op. 3: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; France 
6.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
9.
Die Kartenschlägerin "Queen of Spades": Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Emanuel Brabec (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Prince Igor: Overture by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Alexander Glazunov 
12.
Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
13.
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
14.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Notes: Orchestrated: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 
16.
Dichter und Bauer: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Emanuel Brabec (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
18.
Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
19.
Hänsel und Gretel: Overture by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 

Sound Samples

Light Cavalry: Overture
Ruslan and Lyudmila / Act 1: Overture
La traviata / Act 1: Prelude
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude
Overture "Les francs-juges", Op.3
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492: Overture
Music to Goethe's Tragedy "Egmont" op.84
Oberon: Overture
Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
Pique Dame: Overture
Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna: Overture
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture (Sinfonia)
Overture Prince Igor
Carmen: Overture (Prelude)
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
Overture "Leonore No.3", Op.72b
Hänsel und Gretel: Overture (Prelude)
Khovanshchina - Compl. & Orch. Rimsky-Korsakov: Prelude
Poet and Peasant: Overture

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 I love overtures April 5, 2012 By Richard H. (Glendale, AZ) See All My Reviews "Overtures treat us to a short but satisfying musical experience by some of the greatest composers who ever lived. We get a good helping here from a great conductor working with three great orchestras. The London Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra all turn in fine performances of some of the most well known overtures under the baton of Sir Georg Solti. This gets a lot of playing time on my stereo system." Report Abuse
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