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Opera Overtures (Essential Classics)


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. La forza del destino OvertureThomas Schippers;Columbia Symphony Orchestra 7:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Bartered Bride OvertureColumbia Symphony Orchestra;Thomas Schippers 6:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. La Traviata, Act I: PreludeColumbia Symphony Orchestra;Thomas Schippers 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Prelude to Act III of La TraviataColumbia Symphony Orchestra;Thomas Schippers 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Der Freischütz OvertureColumbia Symphony Orchestra;Thomas Schippers 9:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Euryanthe, Op. 81, OvertureThe Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 8:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper: PolkaThe Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper: FugueThe Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 6:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Intermezzo to Act III of Jewels of the MadonnaThe Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Hänsel und Gretel: Abendsegen (Prayer)Eugene Ormandy 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Intermezzo from Cavelleria RusticanaThe Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Mignon OvertureAntonio De Almeida;The Philharmonia Orchestra 8:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Gavotte from MignonThe Philadelphia Orchestra;Eugene Ormandy 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Donna Dianna OvertureZubin Mehta;New York Philharmonic 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Giuseppe Verdi, Bedrich Smetana, Carl Maria von Weber, Jaromir Weinberger, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, et al.
  • Audio CD (March 11, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • ASIN: B0000029WQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,321 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brad Richman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
As I have stated in many of my previous reviews, I am a huge fan of the Sony Essential Classics (SEC) budget series. Most of the recordings feature classic and often definitive performances featuring the likes of Leonard Bernstein, George Szell, Isaac Stern, Robert Casadesus, and Rudolf Serkin among others. Here we get two great conductors in Eugene Ormandy and Thomas Schippers (the latter would certainly more of a household name had he not died young) performing Overtures and Incidental Music from various operas. With only two orchestras and conductors performing the majority of works in this collection, SEC's Opera Overtures disc has a much more consistent feel overall than its Rossini Overtures set (see my review). Of course at the end of this CD two other conductors make an appearance -- Zubin Mehta on Reznicek's "Donna Diana" Overture and Antonio De Almeida (who is not listed above) on Thomas' "Mignon" Overture. In all, this is an outstanding collection, worth getting for the rarely heard artistry of Schippers alone.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pietro Zanette on June 16, 2011
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The cd in itself is ok, good performances throughout but there is not a single hint about who plays what and how long. You know from the cover that Schippers, Ormandy and other good conductors are there but this is about everything you get. Really a pity because the selection is good and interesting(not the usual "famous" things you heard manhandled million times) and well performed throughout.Performances 5 stars, information 1 star, averaged out at 3 then.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mat on September 8, 2009
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I bought this album to get the Donna Diana overture that was the theme music for Captain Yukon of the Mounties TV show long ago. The performances are fine, but two tracks on the album (Orpheus and one other) are defective with repetitive clicking noises.
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