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Mayr: Overtures / Hauk


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573484  
Composer:  Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de BassusBavarian Classical PlayersI Virtuosi Italiani
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Known in his time for his many successful operas, Johann Simon Mayr is mostly remembered today for introducing Beethoven's music to Italy and for teaching Donizetti, while his operas have all slipped into obscurity. The chances are good that most listeners trying this album of Mayr's opera overtures will be hearing his music for the first time, and the high spirits of these pieces will likely appeal to fans of Weber, Rossini, and other composers of the transitional period from Classicism to Romanticism. The selections are consistent in their liveliness and originality, and their brevity makes them easy to digest.

– All Music Guide (Blair Sanderson)
Known in his time for his many successful operas, Johann Simon Mayr is mostly remembered today for introducing Beethoven's music to Italy and for teaching Donizetti, while his operas have all slipped into obscurity. The chances are good that most listeners trying this album of Mayr's opera overtures will be hearing his music for the first time, and the high spirits of these pieces will likely appeal to fans of Weber, Rossini, and other composers of the transitional period from Classicism to Romanticism. The selections are consistent in their liveliness and originality, and their brevity makes them easy to digest.

– All Music Guide (Blair Sanderson) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Raùl di Créqui: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809 
2.
Cora: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815 
3.
Mennone e Zemira: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817 
4.
Arianna a Nasso: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815 
5.
Ercole in Lidia: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803 
6.
Gli americani "Idalide": Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806 
7.
Lauso e Lidia: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798 
8.
La passione: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794 
9.
Il segreto: Overture by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797 
10.
Symphony in B-Flat Major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Before 1800 
11.
Symphony in E flat major by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Virtuosi Italiani
Period: Classical 
Written: Circa 1790; Italy 

Featured Sound Samples

Raul di Crequi: Overture
Cora: Overture
Mennone e Zemira: Overture

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