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Auber: Le Cheval de Bronze / Richter, Grosses Wiener Rundfunkorchester

Release Date: 01/03/2020 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 986192  
Composer:  Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Leo HeppeFranz FuchsEdith KermerWilma Jung,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Great Vienna Radio OrchestraTonkünstler Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daniel Francois-Esprit Auber (1782-1871) was the most amiable French composer of the 19th century. His sparkling and beautiful overtures were once universally as famous as those of Rossini and Suppé. The greatest turning point in Auber’s life was meeting the librettist Eugène Scribe (1791-1861), with whom he developed a long and hugely successful working partnership. Success followed success; works such as Le Maçon (1825) and La Muette de Portici (1828) brought Auber public fame and official recognition. Le Cheval de bronze, an opéra-féerique in three acts, derived from the tale « Les Sept Fils du Calender » in The Arabian Nights, unfolds in Shantung providence in a fairy tale China of long Read more ago. The magical Bronze Horse of the title, appearing mysteriously on a nearby hill, will transport any man who climbs onto its back to the planet Venus, home to group of female sirens, led by the lovely Princess Stella. If the traveler in space can resist the sirens’ advances, he can return to earth with the lady of his choice; if not, he is whisked back alone, and turned to stone if he speaks of his experiences… Read less

Works on This Recording

Le cheval de bronze by Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Leo Heppe (Bass), Franz Fuchs (Tenor), Edith Kermer (Soprano),
Wilma Jung (Soprano), Tino Di Costa (Tenor), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor),
Herta Maria Schmidt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Great Vienna Radio Orchestra,  Tonkünstler Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835/1857; France 
Date of Recording: 1953 
Notes: (Live recording; radio braodcast.) 

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