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Intermezzo / Neeme Jarvi, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 10/26/2009 
Label:  Dg 3d Classics Catalog #: 429494   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco CilèaUmberto GiordanoRuggero LeoncavalloPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A generous modern collection of operatic intermezzos and interludes appears from DG. Recorded in the Gothenburg Konserthuset, the sound is vividly digital, brightly lit in a quite spectacular way within a reasonably resonant ambience. It suits Jãrvi's dramatically histrionic approach to the pieces with the violins soaring passionately above the stave, notably in the intermezzos from Pagliacci, L'amico Fritz, and especially Franz Schmidt's Notre-Dame. But the famous excerpt from Cavalleria rusticana, which opens the programme could ideally be more sumptuous.

Järvi is at his finest in the paired Traviata preludes, which have a firm sense of line and are played by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra with an appealing
Read more restraint, but he also brings out the irrepressible high spirits of Wolf-Ferrari's sparkling excerpt from I gioielli della Madonna, an engaging piece, not always found in such collections.

-- Gramophone [6/1990]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Intermezzo by Francesco Cilèa
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
2.
Fedora: Intermezzo by Umberto Giordano
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
3.
I Pagliacci: Intermezzo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
4.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
5.
L'Amico Fritz: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
6.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
7.
Khovanshchina: Intermezzo by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
8.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
9.
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
10.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
11.
Suor Angelica: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
12.
Notre Dame: Act 1 Intermezzo by Franz Schmidt
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1904; Austria 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
13.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
14.
La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 
15.
I gioielli della Madonna: Intermezzo(s) by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1911 
Venue:  Gothenburg Konserthuset 

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