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Auber: Overtures, Vol. 2 / Salvi, Czech Chamber Philharmonic


Release Date: 07/10/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8574006  
Composer:  Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The second volume in this series (Volume1is on 8.574005) continues to explore little-known examples of Auber’s elegant and refined operatic music. Julie was his first stage work, its fantasia-like beauty foreshadowing the operas, opéras-comiques and lyric dramas to come. Striking melodies and haunting episodes abound in these overtures and entr’actes, and there is restrained yet fragrant Iberian color in the overture to Léocadie. The Violin Concerto is lightly scored and gentle, with a tarantella-like finale full of folk vitality.

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This disc concentrates on Auber's early career between 1805 and 1829, going back to his first opera, Julie, ou L’Erreur d’un moment, where the
Read more orchestral scoring could be just for an enlarged string quartet. At the other end of the spectrum, in Fiorella from 1826, he was in competition with Rossini and requires a much more fulsome orchestra. We then move into the world of serious opera in 1824 with Leocadie. The Violin Concerto poses no major problems for Marketa Cepicka, a ‘song-like’ quality in the first two movements concluded by a suitably frolicking dance finale. The playing of the Czech orchestra is first rate for the Scottish/Italian conductor, Dario Salvi, the musicologist who is unearthing these long forgotten scores.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Le concert à la cour, ou La débutante: Overture by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; France 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D Major, S. 165 by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: c. 1805; France 
3.
Fiorella, S. 15: Overture by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; France 
4.
Fiorella, S. 15: Act III - Entr'acte by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; France 
5.
Julie, ou L'erreur d'un moment, S. 1: Overture by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; France 
6.
Julie, ou L'erreur d'un moment, S. 1: Finale by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; France 
7.
Lestocq, ou L'Intrigue et l'Amour, S. 24: Act III - Entr'acte by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; France 
8.
Léocadie, S. 12: Overture by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; France 
9.
Léocadie, S. 12: Act II - Entr'acte by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; France 
10.
Léocadie, S. 12: Act III - Entr'acte by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; France 
11.
Couvin, ou Jean de Chimay, S. 2: Act I - Introduction by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; France 
12.
Couvin, ou Jean de Chimay, S. 2: Act I - Introduction by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; France 
13.
La fiancée: Act III - Entr'acte by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Dario Salvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; France 

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