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Title: Famous Overture
Otros títulos: Obertura Famosa
The Beautiful Galatea : Galatea Hermoso
Poet and Peasant : Poeta y Campesino
Fitinitza
Jolly Robbers and Others : Ladrones Alegres y Otros
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Franz von Suppé; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Košice); Alfred Walter
Código CDU: Suppe.01
Forma Musical: Overtures.
Abstract: Composer Franz von Suppé—in full, Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo, Cavaliere Suppé-Demelli—was the leading light of Austrian operetta in the middle and late nineteenth century, enjoying a success that rivaled that of Frenchman Jacques Offenbach. Suppé's pedigree perhaps hinted at his promise as a composer of stage works: He was a distant relative to Italian opera luminary Gaetano Donizetti, who took an active hand in Suppé's education when the budding composer's talent became evident. Suppé was born in Spalato, Dalmatia (now Split, Croatia); his parents, who discouraged his musical career, were Austrians of Belgian extraction. Though he demonstrated compositional aptitude at a young age—by the age of 13 he had written a Mass—Suppé studied law in Italy. After his father's death, however, he returned to Austria with his mother and made several return visits to Italy, probably resulting from his contact with Donizetti. Steeped in the music of Rossini and Verdi, he brought a lifetime's reserve ...


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1. The Beautiful Galatea (Die schöne Galatea).wav 7:18 73.75Mb WAV audio Wav
2. Light Cavalry (Leichte Kavallerie).wav 6:28 65.35Mb WAV audio Wav
3. Fatinitza.wav 6:34 66.28Mb WAV audio Wav
4. Boccaccio March.wav 7:32 76.12Mb WAV audio Wav
5. Fortune's Labyrinth (Irrfaht um's Glück).wav 7:39 77.17Mb WAV audio Wav
6. Morning Noon ... ag, ein Abend in Wien).wav 8:08 82.06Mb WAV audio Wav
7. Jolly Robbers (Banditenstreiche).wav 6:52 69.25Mb WAV audio Wav
8. Queen of Spades (Die Kartenschlägerin).wav 7:36 76.76Mb WAV audio Wav
9. Gay Blades (Flotte Burschen).wav 6:08 61.84Mb WAV audio Wav
10. Poet and Peasant (Dichter und Bauer).wav 10:24 104.9Mb WAV audio Wav

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