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Suppe: Boccaccio / Boskovsky, Prey, Rothenberger, Moser, Brokmeier


Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 6055226   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz v. Suppé
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 1 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The waltz and the Viennese Singspiel tradition are just as present in Franz von Suppé's operettas as French and Italian influences: his Boccaccio of 1879 carries the audience off to 14th century Florence. The turbulent comedy about poet Giovanni Boccaccio’s love life, well-known as something of a roué, offers plenty of space for situation comedy and at the same time the opportunity to show up the era’s prevailing double standards. This 1974 recording delights with a vocal line-up that features big names even in the minor roles. And Boskovksy's conducting is "full of verve and good spirits" (Gramophone). The waltz and the Viennese Singspiel tradition are just as present in Franz von Suppé's operettas as French and Italian influences: his Boccaccio of 1879 carries the audience off to 14th century Florence. The turbulent comedy about poet Giovanni Boccaccio’s love life, well-known as something of a roué, offers plenty of space for situation comedy and at the same time the opportunity to show up the era’s prevailing double standards. This 1974 recording delights with a vocal line-up that features big names even in the minor roles. And Boskovksy's conducting is "full of verve and good spirits" (Gramophone). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Boccaccio, operetta by Franz v. Suppé
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 

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