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Johann Strauss Edition Vol. 20 / Pollack, Slovak Sinfonietta

Strauss / Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina / Pollack
Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Marco Polo   Catalog #: 8225340   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann Strauss the Elder’s compositions of the mid-1840s are among his very finest. As ever they are saturated with his seemingly inexhaustible vitality and invention, qualities admired by dancers and critics alike. The Austrian Celebration March was written, in dashing military fashion, for the unveiling of a monument to Emperor Franz I. In Bohemian Girl Quadrille, Strauss uses themes from the Irish composer Michael William Balfe’s then wildly popular opera The Bohemian Girl to such dizzying effect that it was encored three times. Sounds of the Vltava, written following the devastating flood in the spring of 1845, was a gift to the citizens of Prague. Johann Strauss the Elder’s compositions of the mid-1840s are among his very finest. As ever they are saturated with his seemingly inexhaustible vitality and invention, qualities admired by dancers and critics alike. The Austrian Celebration March was written, in dashing military fashion, for the unveiling of a monument to Emperor Franz I. In Bohemian Girl Quadrille, Strauss uses themes from the Irish composer Michael William Balfe’s then wildly popular opera The Bohemian Girl to such dizzying effect that it was encored three times. Sounds of the Vltava, written following the devastating flood in the spring of 1845, was a gift to the citizens of Prague. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sofien-Tänze, waltz for orchestra, Op. 185 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Moldau-Klänge, Op. 186 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
3.
Concert-Souvenir-Quadrille, for orchestra, Op. 187 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Oesterreichischer Fest-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 188 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5.
Die Vortänzer, waltz for orchestra, Op. 189 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Epionen-Tänze, waltz for orchestra, Op. 190 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 
7.
Zigeunerin-Quadrille, Op. 191 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1846; Austria 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8.
Esmeralda-Marsch, for orchestra ("Wieiner-Bürger-Märsche des ersten Regiments No. 6"), Op. 192 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9.
Festlieder, Op. 193 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 9 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
Eldorado-Quadrille, for orchestra, Op. 194 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846 
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11.
Die Unbedeutenden, Op. 195 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Christian Pollack
Venue:  Fatra Concert Hall, Zilina, Slovakia 
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sofien-Tanze, Walzer, Op. 185
Moldau-Klange, Walzer, Op. 186
Concert-Souvenir-Quadrille, Op. 187
Osterreichischer Fest-March, Op. 188
Die Vortanzer, Walzer, Op. 189
Epionen-Tänze, Walzer, Op. 190: Epionen-Tanze, Walzer, Op. 190
Zigeunerin-Quadrille, Op. 191
Esmeralda-March, Op. 192
Fest-Lieder, Walzer, Op. 193
Eldorado-Quadrille, Op. 194
Die Unbedeutenden, Walzer, Op. 195

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