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Virtuoso Johann Strauss- Paraphrases And Arrangements / Labé


Release Date: 08/31/1993 
Label:  Dorian Discovery Catalog #: 80102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Moritz RosenthalCarl TausigLeopold GodowskyAdolf Schulz-Evler
Performer:  Thomas Labé
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the end of Johann Strauss' 1874 opereta Die Fledermaus, all of the characters drink a toast to the real culprit of the story - 'Champagner hat's verschuldet' - a fitting conclusion to this most renowned and potent evocation of the carefree life of post-revolution imperial Vienna. Strauss' sparkling score (never mind that the liberetto is an amalgam of German and French sources), infused with that most famous of Viennese dances, the waltz, lent eloquent expression to the transitory atmosphere of confidence and prosperity induced by the Hapsburg monarchs. 'The Emperor Franz Joseph I,' it would later be said 'only reigned until the death of Johann Strauss.' And what could have provided more perfect source material than the music of Strauss, Read more for the pastiche creations of the illustrious composer-pianists who roamed the world on the later 19th and early 20th centuries, forever seeking vehicles with which to exploit the possibilities of their instument and display their pianistic powers? - Thomas Labé Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Carnaval de Vienne by Moritz Rosenthal
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2. Nouvelles soirées (5) de Vienne: no 3, Wahlstimmen by Carl Tausig
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3. Symphonic metamorphosis of Johann Strauss's "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Waltzes by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 11 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4. Nouvelles soirées (5) de Vienne: no 2, Man lebt num einmal by Carl Tausig
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Symphonic metamorphosis of themes from "Die Fledermaus" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1912; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6. Nouvelles soirées (5) de Vienne: no 5 in A major by Carl Tausig
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. Nouvelles soirées (5) de Vienne: no 1, Nachtfalter by Carl Tausig
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8. Arabesques on themes from the "Blue Danube Waltzes" by Adolf Schulz-Evler
Performer:  Thomas Labé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 
Length: 11 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Carnaval de Vienne sur des themes de Johann Strauss
Strauss - Valse Caprice No. 3, Op. 250, "Wahlstimmen"
Wein, Weib und Gesang! (Wine, Women and Song!), Op. 333 (arr. L. Godowsky)
Valse Caprice No. 2, Op. 167, "Man lebt nur einmal" (arr. C. Tausig for piano): Valse Caprice No. 2, Op. 167, "Man lebt nur einmal" (arr. C. Tausig)
3 Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss'scher Themen: No. 2. Die Fledermaus
Valse Caprice in A major, Op. posth.
Nachtfalter, Op. 157 (arr. C. Tausig)
Arabeskan uber Themen des Walzers An der schonen blauen Donau von Johann Strauss

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