Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Buy Used
$7.45
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by M + L
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: LIKE NEW! Shipped in 1-2 working days from Germany by 1st Class Priority Airmail.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Overtures
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Overtures

7 customer reviews

See all 78 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, March 9, 2010
$4.99 $7.45
Available from these sellers.

1. Overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
2. Overture to La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder)
3. Overture to Il signor Bruschino
4. Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
5. Overture to Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
6. L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera: Overture
7. Overture to Semiramide
8. Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 9, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Indie Europe/Zoom
  • ASIN: B002HNAAOO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,002,397 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
71%
4 star
29%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on June 9, 2002
Format: Audio CD
"Overtures" brings together 7 pieces by 7 different composers. The overtures on this CD are as follows: "Light Cavalry," by Franz von Suppe; "Der Freischutz," by Carl Maria von Weber; "The Merry Wives of Windsor," by Otto Nicolai; "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg," by Richard Wagner; "The Gipsy Baron," by Johann Strauss Jr.; "Orphee aux Enfers," by Jacques Offenbach; and "The Bartered Bride," by Bedrich Smetana.
Overall, this is a rich and diverse CD, full of excitement, playfulness, and gentleness. I especially loved the martial "Light Cavalry," with its stirring, heroic opening. "Merry Wives" is fun, and has a light, elegant touch. Wagner's "Meistersinger" makes me think that this composer has had a profound effect on classic Hollywood film scoring. And "Orpheus" has some truly lovely passages of ethereal beauty. This collection of overtures is really great.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By F. Behrens HALL OF FAME on July 15, 1999
Format: Audio CD
More often than not, the very tuneful and enjoyable Overtures of Felix Mendelssohn are used as fillers for his symphonic works that do not take up a fill disc. Now and then they also show up in a collection of Best or Favorite or Popular overtures; and very seldom on an offering of their own. Well, Capriccio has released a set of 8 <Overtüren> (10 708) played--surprisingly enough for this label--by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the baton of Neville Marriner. Here are the composer's "Trumpet Overture" [written at age 16!], the overtures to "Paul," "Ruy Blas," "Homecoming from Afar," "The Marriage of Comacho," "The Fair Melusine," "Still Sea and Fortunate Voyage," and "Overture for Wind Band Music." (No, not the thrice popular "Midsummer Night's Dream" or the turbulent and my personal favorite "The Hebrides.") This set is most welcome for the less frequently played pieces and I can recommend it highly not only for lovers of the Romantic period in musical history but for any one who likes good lively melodies that do not pretend to be anything deeper than they are. The notes are in the usual three languages and tersely informative. My thanks to Capriccio for this offering.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Gomez Pardo HALL OF FAME on May 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Many people around the world tend to forget the egregious importance and striking influence of Carl Maria von Weber in this decisive historic period. His musical palette is filled of lightness, brilliant colorfulness, audacious harmonies, surprising melodic twists and conspicuous elegance.

To deny this musician influenced on Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Schubert would be a true falseness. You may feel how in his music breaths that joy de vivre and incommensurable cheerfulness radiant of optimism and innocent vitality. He was indeed the perfect link between Mozart and Gluck and the raising romantic tradition.

This set of brilliant performances show us the previous statement. Scherchen is amazing with Jubel,Preciosa,Oberon Abu Hassan andpeter Schmoll Overtures,combining simultaneously brightness and ferocious;charm and flaming lyricism. With this recording you should include too, three formidable conductors relatively neglected by the great audiences by unknown reasons. Ernest Ansermet ( with the Suisse Romande), and Rafael Kubelik, who dedicated part of their priceless time to record and diffuse the music of this underrated composer.

You may argue an absolute lack of profundity, specially in what concerns to piano concertos, for instance, but step to step you should realize the narrow neareness between him and his Italian contemporary, the great Rossini.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Majeska on March 11, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bruno Walter (1876-1962) was known for his Wagner recordings in Germany in the 1920s and 30s before he moved to France, and then New York City, fleeing the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich (1933-1945). Fortuneately, Columbia records had him record some Wagner Overtures and Preludes with the Los Angeles based Columbia Symphony Orchestra, consisting of some Los Angeles Philharmonic players, and musicians from some Hollywood studios combined with some free-lance players.

Columbia's sound is excellent, very rich and full bass, if a bit harsh at the beginning of the "Flying Dutchman" Overture, but this is nit-picking.

Either this 1980s CBS CD release or the 1995 "Bruno Walter Edition" from Sony Classsical is recommendable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category