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  Compact Disc - The Magic of Music

The Magic of MusicZauber der Musik
The Magic of Music

Johann Strauss Orchestra Frankfurt
Günther Gräf

Deborah Lynn Cole (soprano)

Compact Disc  -  Total time: 71:52 min.
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Go on a musical journey to the past together with the Johann Strauss Orchestra Frankfurt and the soprano Deborah Lynn Cole. Come with us to the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy and its political and cultural centre Vienna. Let us enchant you with waltzes, polkas and songs from operettas by Franz von Suppé and Johann Strauss Jr, composers of the so-called golden era of the operetta (end of the 19th century), and by Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán, classified as belonging to the silver era of the operetta (beginning of the 20th century). We have also included musical gems by Johann Strauss Sr, Carl Michael Ziehrer and Johann Schrammel, all having worked in Vienna. Luigi Arditi and Franz Grothe bring up the rear. Although he has no Viennese blood Franz Grothe's music for the UFA film Tanz mit dem Kaiser with the Austrian Emperor Joseph II as central figure absolutely hits the perfect Viennese note. Finally Luigi Arditi's waltz Il bacio is so typically stylistic of a Vienna waltz that it is immediately connected to Vienna. This virtuosic vocal waltz gives Deborah Lynn Cole the opportunity to pull out all the stops and send you in the magical world of music.
No. Composer Title

01 Franz von Suppé (1819-1895) The Beautiful Galathea
02 Johann Strauss Jr (1825-1899) Emperor Waltz (Kaiser-Walzer), op. 437
03 Johann Strauss Jr (1825-1899) Mein Herr Marquis
Song from the operetta The Bat
04 Johann Strauss Jr (1825-1899) Light as a Feather (Leichtes Blut)
Polka schnell, op. 319
05 Johann Strauss Jr (1825-1899) Wine, Women and Song (Wein, Weib und Gesang)
Waltz, op. 333
06 Franz Lehár (1870-1948) Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß
Song from the musical comedy Giuditta
07 Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953) Dorfkinder Waltz (Village Children Waltz)
on motives of the operetta
Der Zigeunerprimas
08 Franz Lehár (1870-1948) Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden
Song from the operetta Paganini
09 Franz Lehár (1870-1948) Gold and Silver
Waltz, op. 79
10 Franz Grothe (1908-1982) Frühling in Wien
Song from the UFA film Tanz mit dem Kaiser
11 Johann Schrammel (1850-1893) Wien bleibt Wien
12 Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922) Hereinspaziert
Waltz, op. 518,
from the operetta Der Schaetzmeister
13 Luigi Arditi (1822-1903) Il bacio (Kiss Waltz)
Vocal Waltz
14 Johann Strauss Jr (1825-1899) Thunder and Lightning (Unter Donner und Blitz)
Polka schnell, op. 324
15 Johann Strauss Sr (1804-1849) Radetzky March, op. 228