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Essential Overtures

Essential Overtures / Various
Release Date: 06/05/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 27866   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniGeorge Frideric HandelChristoph W. GluckMikhail Glinka,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo Maria GiuliniGianluigi GelmettiSir David WillcocksRiccardo Muti,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
La scala di seta: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Gianluigi Gelmetti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Orfeo ed Euridice: Overture by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Written: 1866 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Vilem Tausky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Il segreto di Susanna: Overture by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Hänsel und Gretel: Overture by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Guillaume Tell: Overture: [Excerpt] by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 1, Prologue - Introduction by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
1812 Overture, Op. 49: Finale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry), overture to the operetta by Franz v. Suppé
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture: [Excerpt] by Otto Nicolai
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Candide, overture to the operetta by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Modern 
Written: 1956; United States of Ame 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2004 Remastered Version): Overture: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2004 Digital Remaster): Overture
Ouvertüren: La scala di seta
Guillaume Tell (1995 Remastered Version): Ouverture (Orchestre): Guillaume Tell (1995 - Remaster): Ouverture (Orchestre)
Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Remastered Version): Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro K492
Don Giovanni K527 (1990 Remastered Version): Overture: Don Giovanni K527 (1990 Digital Remaster): Overture
Die Zauberflöte K620 (1990 Remastered Version): Overture: Die Zauberflöte K620 (1990 Digital Remaster): Overture
Messiah, HWV 56 (1992 Remastered Version): Sinfony (Grave - Allegro moderato): Messiah, HWV 56 (1992 - Remaster): Sinfony (Grave - Allegro moderato)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Viennese version, 1762) (1997 Remastered Version): Overture: Orfeo ed Euridice (Viennese version, 1762) (1997 Digital Remaster): Overture
Ruslan and Lyudmila (1995 Remastered Version): Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila (1995 Digital Remaster): Overture
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster): Ouvertüre (Orchester)
Die Fledermaus (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée after 'Le Réveillon' by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy · English version by Christopher Hassall) (1959 Remastered Version): Overture: Die Fledermaus (Operetta in three acts · Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée after 'Le Réveillon' by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy · English version by Christopher Hassall) (1959 Digital Remaster): Overture
Il segreto di Susanna: Overture
Orphée aux enfers, 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (2005 Remastered Version): Overture: Orphée aux enfers, 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (2005 - Remaster): Overture
Egmont Op. 84: Overture
Der Freischütz · Oper in 3 Akten (1985 Remastered Version): Ouvertüre (Orchester): Der Freischütz · Oper in 3 Akten (1985 - Remaster): Ouvertüre (Orchester)
Light Cavalry: Overture
Ouvertüre zu "Die lustigen Weiber"
La forza del destino: Overture
Lohengrin: Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1989 Remastered Version): Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1989 Digital Remaster): Vorspiel (Prelude), 1.Aufzug
Hänsel und Gretel: Ouvertüre/Vorspiel/Prélude (Orchester)
Festive Overture in A Op. 96
Carmen (1997 Remastered Version): Ouverture: Carmen (1997 - Remaster): Ouverture
Candide: Overture
Sleeping Beauty Op. 66: Introduction (Allegro vivo - Andantino)
1812 Finale Op. 49 (6 mins Extract): 1812 Finale Op. 49

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