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Vienna Premiere Vol 1 / Rothstein, Johann Strauss Orchestra


Release Date: 07/06/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8381   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Karl MillöckerJohann Strauss Jr.Eduard StraussJosef Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A marvellous record -- Jack Rothstein manages to conjour up spirited and yet highly-cultured playing from this orchestra.

What a marvellous record this is! Receiving it now in CD format provides the chance to enjoy afresh the spirited and yet highly-cultured playing that Jack Rothstein manages to conjour up from this orchestra throughout this collection, and to savour again some truly delightful music. If ever there was a demonstration that unfamiliar Strauss compositions can be just as fine as more familiar ones, it is provided by this record. Perhaps Eduard's Leuchtkaferln remains earthbound by comparison with the two waltzes of his elder brothers; but those, to be sure, take flight to glorious effect. Eduard for his
Read more part, is typically heard at his best in the two quick polkas, and there are other riches a-plenty in this record's generous 64 minutes of music. It is, moreover, in just such a collection as this that the virtues of a CD player can be seen to particular advantage—not so much in the undoubted improvement in sound quality and blissful absence of surface noise, but for the ability to select tracks with ease and precision. I played Josef's Frohes Leben, repeated it at once, and then had its most insistent melody running through my head for hours afterwards. It's that sort of music and that sort of record. I would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone with an interest in this kind of music.

-- Andrew Lamb, Gramophone [1/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1. Die sieben Schwaben-Marsch by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
2. Konkurrenzen, Op. 267 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
3. L'inconnue, Op. 182 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Vienna, Austria 
4. Knall und Fall, Op. 132 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
5. Frohes Leben, Op. 272 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
6. Vorwärts, Op. 127 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
7. Die Fledermaus: Neuer Csárdás by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Vienna, Austria 
8. Nachtschatten, Op. 229 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
9. Cagliostro in Wien: Hoch Österreich, Op. 371 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Vienna, Austria 
10. Alexandrinen-Polka, Op. 198 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
11. Leuchtkäferin, Op. 161 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877 
12. Elfen-Polka, Op. 74 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
13. Jonathan March by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
14. Hectograph, Op. 186 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Jack Rothstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Johann Strauss Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 

Sound Samples

Die sieben Schwaben: March
Concurrenzen, Op. 267
L'Inconnue, Op. 182
Knall und Fall, Op. 132
Frohes Leben, Op. 272
Vorwarts, Op. 127
Die Fledermaus: Act II: Czardas: Klange der Heimat
Nachtschatten, Op. 229
Hoch Osterreich, Op. 371
Alexandrinen, Op. 198
Leuchtkaferln, Op. 161
Elfen, Op. 74
Der arme Jonathan: Jonathan-Marsch
Hectograph, Op. 186

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