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Kraus: Aeneas In Carthage - Orchestral Excerpts / Gallois

Kraus / Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla / Gallois
Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570585  
Composer:  Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This is an absolutely wonderful recording of some amazing 18th century incidental music. Joseph Martin Kraus' Aeneas in Carthage, which he worked on for about 10 years (due to production delays), must be a massive piece. Containing a prologue and five acts, the orchestral music alone (offered here) contains two large overtures, several marches (including a nifty March of the Numidians with "Turkish" percussion), and a magnificent concluding Chaconne. There's more than 69 minutes of music here, and we're not even talking about the singing.

God only knows how long the whole work is, but the music here is top quality. There's also an Archery Contest, a Storm, and a whole host
Read more of dances, all beautifully scored and tuneful in the best 18th-century Classical manner. The performance here is as lively and vibrant as the music. Patrick Gallois has the Sinfonia Finlandia playing with excellent ensemble and plenty of character. The winds make the most of their solo opportunities, while trumpets and drums cut through the texture with the requisite power. The final Chaconne is simply magnificent. First-rate engineering completes the picture. Don't miss this.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Aeneas in Carthage: Overture by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
2. Aeneas In Carthage: Ballet of Zephyrs by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
3. Aeneas in Carthage: Dance of the Naiads and Tritons by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
4. Aeneas in Carthage: March by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
5. Aeneas in Carthage: Gavotte by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
6. Aeneas in Carthage: Hunting Call by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
7. Aeneas in Carthage: The Chase by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
8. Aeneas in Carthage: Air Brottas by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
9. Aeneas in Carthage: Archery Contest by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
10. Aeneas in Carthage: Storm by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
11. Aeneas in Carthage: Dance of the Carthaginian Maidens by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
12. Aeneas in Carthage: March of the Roman Soldiers by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
13. Aeneas in Carthage: Ballet by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
14. Aeneas in Carthage: Menuet by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
15. Aeneas in Carthage: Chaconne by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Finlandia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 

Sound Samples

Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Prologue: Overture
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Prologue: No. 10. Ballet utaf Zephirer (Ballet of Zephyrs)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Prologue: No. 11. Dans af Najader och Tritoner (Dance of the Naiads and Tritons)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act I: Overture
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act I: No. 4a. March
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act I: No. 5a. Gavotte
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act II: No. 8. Ballet: Jagtofningar (Hunting Call)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act II: No. 9. Ballet: Kappranning (The Chase)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act II: No. 10. Ballet: Air Brottas
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act II: No. 11. Ballet Att Skjuta med baga (Archery Contest)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act II: No. 16. Ballet: Stormen (Storm)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act III: No. 4a. March
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act III: No. 5. March
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act III: No. 15a. Das af de Carthaginensiska Flickor (Dance of the Carthaginian Maidens)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act III: No. 18. March
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act IV: No. 8. Marsch af de Romerska Soldater (March of the Roman Soldiers) - No. 9. Interlude
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act V: No. 1. Inledning (Introduction)
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act V: No. 9a. Ballet
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act V: No. 14 Menuett
Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage): Act V: No. 15. Ciccona (Chaconne)

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