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Early Romantic Overtures - Berlioz, Mendelssohn / Norrington


Release Date: 01/01/1980 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 49889   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hector BerliozFelix MendelssohnRichard WagnerFranz Schubert,   ... 
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Norrington's interpretations have a persuasive freshness, clarity and vitality, and his approach to the Baroque and Classical orchestral repertory has had a considerable influence on both professional musicians and attentive audiences. - All Music Guide

The original instrumentation, tempo markings and performance practices are paramount in these splendid and colorful overtures.
Norrington's interpretations have a persuasive freshness, clarity and vitality, and his approach to the Baroque and Classical orchestral repertory has had a considerable influence on both professional musicians and attentive audiences. - All Music Guide

The original instrumentation, tempo markings and performance practices are paramount in these splendid and colorful overtures.
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Works on This Recording

1. Les francs-juges, Op. 3: Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Version: Original version 
4. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 1, Overture (D 644) by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
5. Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6. Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 53 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Oberon (Weber): Overture
Les francs-juges (Berlioz): Overture
Rosamunde (Schubert): No 1: Overture

Customer Reviews

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 Romantic Overtures June 16, 2012 By Miriam E. (San Jose, CA) See All My Reviews "This is a lovely disc and a good value for the price. I have a predisposition toward favoring 19th-centure music--Mendelssohn for the images his music conjures up, Berlioz for his fire-breathing drama, etc. These pieces lighten my mood and brighten my day as I work at my computer. " Report Abuse
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