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Mayr: Che Originali! / Franz Hauk, Georgian Co, Et Al

Release Date: 05/01/1999 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7167/68   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Stefanie FrühStephen CairaThomas GropperRobert Merwald,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 47 Mins. 

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The comic opera takes up elements of the intermezzo and the opera buffa. Mostly a one-act play, divided into different scenes, the comic opera lives on the easiness of its plot and the spontaneity of its language. Mayr's and Rossi's Che Originali! is a satire on the culturally narrow-minded bourgeois who is prominently impersonated by Don Febeo. He replaces his wanting artistic standards by a manic enthusiasm for art. In Don Febeo's great ''self-composed'' bravura aria, a polynomial, intentionally short-winded rondo, Mayr brilliantly draws the contrast between the protagonist's dramatic emotions and the musical expression that turns out worse and worse despite the expenditure of both music and time. This disproportion mounts up to the Read more cheerful cabaletta with the tragic words: ''O heavens, open your floodgates, for love has been conquered''. Download complete booklet (including libretto). Read less

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Che Originali by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Stefanie Früh (Soprano), Stephen Caira (Tenor), Thomas Gropper (Baritone),
Robert Merwald (Baritone), Anna-Maria Bogner (Soprano), Jörn Eichler (Tenor),
Gisela Gropper (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1798; Venice, Italy 
Language: Italian 

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