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Millocker: Waltzes, Marches & Polkas / Simonis, Nuremburg Philharmonic


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555004  
Composer:  Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Previous albums have featured electrifying marches, sparkling polkas, and yearning waltzes by Benjamin Bilse and Richard Ellenberg, the conductor Christian Simonis – this time with the Nuremberg Symphony – now presents peppy popular pieces by Carl Millöcker, who was born in Vienna in 1842. In the context of the Viennese operetta of the nineteenth century, the composer and theater conductor Millöcker is usually mentioned together with the younger Johann Strauss and Franz von Suppé, and he certainly numbers among the most important creative personalities of the »Golden Years« of the Viennese operetta era. His musical oeuvre comprises some 110 stage works (operettas, singspiels, music for farcical comedies – and Read more more), numerous piano compositions, some ninety songs, music for orchestra (waltzes, polkas, marches), choral works, and chamber music. At the time the customary practice was to arrange the best and most beloved melodies from stage works as dance music, as waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and marches, and such was also the case with Millöcker’s music, including the “Sonntagskind-Walzer.” Its formal design is like the one known to us from the Strauss waltzes of this period. After a lavish introduction a series of four waltzes is presented; then a lengthy coda follows in the manner of a reminiscence. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Overture in E-Flat Major by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
2.
Polka française "Ida" by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
3.
Polka schnell "Cyprienne" by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
4.
Das Sonntagskind: Sonntagskind-Walzer nach Motiven by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
5.
Polka mazurka "Melitta" by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
6.
Apajune, der Wassermann: Apajune-Marsch by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
7.
Der Probekuss: Probekuss-Walzer nach Motiven by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
8.
Nordlich: Eilgut-Galopp nach Motiven by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
9.
Der Untaugliche: Ringstraßen-Polka aus der Musik zur Posse by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
10.
Polka schnell "Carnevalslaunen" by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
11.
Der Bettelstudent: Overture by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
12.
Pizzicato-Walzer by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
13.
Polka schnell "Quecksilber" by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Christian Simonis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuremburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 

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