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Salieri: Overtures & Stage Music Vol 2 / Fey, Mannheim Mozart Orchestra

Salieri / Mannheimer Mozartorchester / Fey
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98554   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If anything, this second volume of Salieri orchestral works is even better than the first. The music is unfailingly colorful, inventive, and wholly winning. Perhaps the most impressive piece is the five-movement suite of incidental music from the patriotic play The Hussites at Naumburg, but none of these mostly short and peppy pieces lacks interest. The overture to Tarare (libretto by Beaumarchais) is especially tantalizing. This is not the overture to the whole opera, whose preludial scene starts with its own separate introduction, but rather to the first act. If you're interested, there's an excellent critical edition of the complete work published by Henle Verlag.

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Read more "Turkish" setting calls forth the usual percussion effects, but even more suggestive is the second subject, which bears a striking resemblance to the march-like second subject in the first movement of Beethoven's Second symphony. Given that Tarare was composed in 1787, and a year later revised as Axur, Re d'Omus, it became perhaps Salieri's greatest Viennese success, so it's probable that Beethoven knew it. Listen and judge for yourself. Conductor Thomas Fey also includes a small interlude from Axur in this collection, but the two other major overtures, Il mondo alla revescia and La grotta di Trofonio, are terrific works too. As with Volume 1, the performances are simply the last word in precision and vivacity, and the engineering is first-rate.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Il mondo alla rovescia: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
2. Tarare: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1787 
3. Axur, Re d'Ormus: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787-1788; Vienna, Austria 
4. Palmira, regina di Persia: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1795; Vienna, Austria 
5. Die Neger: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
6. Die Neger: Picciola Sinfonia by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
7. La grotta di Trofonio: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
8. La Calamita de' Cori: Sinfonia by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
9. Daliso e Delmita: Intrada by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
10. Daliso e Delmita: Lotti by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
11. Die Hussiten vor Naumburg: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
12. Die Hussiten vor Naumburg: Entr'acte(s) by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
13. L'Angiolina, ossia Il matrimonio per sussurro: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mannheim Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Il mondo alla rovescia: Overture
Tarare: Act I: Overture
Axur, Re d'Ormus: Act IV: Picciola Sinfonia: Allegro assai
Palmira regina di Persia: Overture
Die Neger: Overture
Die Neger: Act III: Picciola Sinfonia: Larghetto
La Grotta di Trofonio: Overture
La calamita de' cuori, Act II: Sinfonia: I. Non troppo allegro
La calamita de' cuori, Act II: Sinfonia: II. Adagio
La calamita de' cuori, Act II: Sinfonia: III. [Allegro]
Daliso e Delmita: Act I: Lotta: Andante maestoso
Die Hussiten vor Naumberg: Overture
Die Hussiten vor Naumberg: Entr'acte I
Die Hussiten vor Naumberg: Entr'acte II
Die Hussiten vor Naumberg: Entr'acte III
Die Hussiten vor Naumberg: Entr'acte IV
L'Angiolina: Overture

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