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Overtures & Entr'actes - Offenbach, Kalman, Herbert, Friml / Ohio Light Opera


Release Date: 07/17/2007 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 952   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Victor HerbertArthur SullivanJacques OffenbachEmmerich Kálmán,   ... 
Conductor:  Steven ByessJ. Lynn ThompsonJason Altieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I can see this release getting a lot of radio-play, and deservedly so. Taken from The Ohio Light Opera Company's series of complete operetta recordings, this delightful collection includes overtures and entr'actes from Naughty Marietta, The Red Mill, The Sorcerer, The Gondoliers, The Grand Duke, The Brigands, The Firefly, and Autumn Maneuvers. The music, if you don't already know it, is beautifully crafted, tuneful, and effervescent, and it's played by a highly proficient, genuine "pit" orchestra of the correct size. That means fewer strings than you'll hear in many other recordings, which gives the woodwinds, brass, and percussion plenty of prominence without ever forcing the tone. All three conductors do a fine job keeping Read more spirits high and the ensemble on its collective toes, and despite the five-year range of recordings (2001-06) the engineering is remarkably consistent. A release like this is basically self-recommending. If you enjoy this repertoire, or are looking for an excellent collection of the "show tune" instrumental numbers, then by all means try this release.

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

1.
Naughty Marietta: Overture by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Steven Byess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
2.
Naughty Marietta: Entr'acte - Act II by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Steven Byess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
3.
The Red Mill: Overture by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; USA 
4.
The Red Mill: Entr'acte - Act II by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; USA 
5.
Gondoliers: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
6.
Grand Duke: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; England 
7.
Sorcerer: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Steven Byess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877/1884; England 
8.
Les brigands: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Paris, France 
9.
Les brigands: Entr'acte - Act II by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Paris, France 
10.
Les brigands: Entr'acte - Act III by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  J. Lynn Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Paris, France 
11.
Autumn Maneuvers: Overture by Emmerich Kálmán
Conductor:  Steven Byess
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Firefly: Overture by Rudolf Friml
Conductor:  Jason Altieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Light Opera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 

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 Very nice music August 10, 2012 By F. Franssen (Roermond, Limburg) See All My Reviews "This music is very nice to listen." Report Abuse
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