Vienna Premieres, Vols 1-3

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Vienna Premieres, Vols 1-3
Marilyn Hill Smith (soprano) / Johan Strauss Orchestra / Jack Rothstein

[ Chandos Classics / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Thursday 8 September 2011

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Perhaps no composer is more associated with a city than Johann Strauss II with Vienna. Indeed it is hard to consider Vienna without thinking of the waltz, and the waltz empire is dominated by the Strauss family.

Johann Strauss I & II, Josef Strauss, and Eduard Strauss produced a seemingly inexhaustible supply of melodies which have entranced not only the dancers of the world, but also its musicians and music-lovers from the 1840s to the present. Whilst much of their music has never been out of the recorded repertoire, so prolific was their output that a quantity of top-rate music was forgotten over the years.

Jack Rothstein recorded three volumes of such rarities in the 1980s and '90s, which comprised music by the Strauss family and their contemporaries. So enjoyable and tuneful are these 'Vienna Premieres' that it is impossible to understand just why they had been neglected. Time and time again one is amazed at the un-flagging inspiration which seemed to come so easily to composers of this period, who produced consistently high-quality light, entertaining music, beautifully crafted and orchestrated. Jack Rothstein was a master of this music. Appointed Musical Director of the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1976, he was steeped in the distinctive performing style associated with this repertoire for years before making the pioneering digital recordings collected here. It is the first time that these three unique CDs have been gathered together in one convenient and inexpensive box.


Carl Millocker (1842-1899):
Die sieben Schwaben-Marsch
Klopf' an! (Polka française from Die sieben Schwaben)

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899):
Concurrenzen, Op. 267
L'Inconnue, Op. 182
Neuer Csardas (1896) fur 'Die Fledermaus'
Hoch Osterreich!, Op. 371
Alexandrinen-Polka, Op. 198
Pappacoda-Polka francaise, Op. 412
Quadrille nach Motiven der Operette 'Der lustige Krieg', Op. 402
Klug Gretelein, Op. 462
Nur nicht mucken!, Op. 472

Eduard Strauss (1835-1916):
Knall und Fall, Op. 132
Leuchtkaferln, Op. 161
Hectograph, Op. 186
Bluthenkranz Johann Strauss'scher Walzer, Op. 292
Saat und Ernte, Op. 159
Weyprecht-Payer-Marsch, Op. 120
Madchenlaune, Op. 99
Die Abonnenten, Op. 116
Osterreichs Volker-Treue, Op. 211
Blauauglein, Op. 254
Schleier und Krone, Op. 200

Josef Strauss (1827-1870):
Frohes Leben, Op. 272
Vorwarts!, Op. 127
Nachtschatten, Op. 229
Elfen-Polka, Op. 74
For Ever, Op. 193
Defilir-Marsch, Op. 53
Farewell!, Op. 211
Wallonen-Marsch, Op. 41
Pauline, Op. 190b

Carl Michael Ziehrer:
Die Lustigmacherin, Op. 4
Casimir-Walzer, Op. 551

and much more