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J. Strauss Jr: Die Gottin Der Vernunft / Pollack, Kumpfmuller, Cortez, Mittermeier, Fodinger

Strauss / Pollack / Ma-zach / Groiss / Fodinger
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660280-81   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Kirlianit CortezEva-maria KumpfmüllerFranz FodingerAndreas Mittermeier,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Set in the town of Chalons near the German border at the time of the French Revolution during the Reign of Terror in 1794, Johann Strauss II’s final operetta The Goddess of Reason languished for 111 years until this 2009 in-concert revival. Its light-hearted mockery of the aristocracy, morality and the army, somewhat controversial at the time, seems as harmless now as that of Bernstein’s ebullient opera Candide and its humour stands the test of time. Abounding in waltz tunes and marches, its exuberant music is vintage Strauss. For this recording Christian Pollack has reconstructed the score as it would have been heard on its opening night with additional items that Strauss added for its 25th performance. Set in the town of Chalons near the German border at the time of the French Revolution during the Reign of Terror in 1794, Johann Strauss II’s final operetta The Goddess of Reason languished for 111 years until this 2009 in-concert revival. Its light-hearted mockery of the aristocracy, morality and the army, somewhat controversial at the time, seems as harmless now as that of Bernstein’s ebullient opera Candide and its humour stands the test of time. Abounding in waltz tunes and marches, its exuberant music is vintage Strauss. For this recording Christian Pollack has reconstructed the score as it would have been heard on its opening night with additional items that Strauss added for its 25th performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Göttin der Vernunft by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Kirlianit Cortez (Tenor), Eva-maria Kumpfmüller (Soprano), Franz Fodinger (Tenor),
Andreas Mittermeier (Baritone), Isabella Ma-zach (Soprano), Wolfgang Veith (Tenor),
Manfred Equiluz (Tenor), Veronika Groiss (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina

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