CHERUBINI IN WIEN

The march from Les deux journées as anti-Napoleonic exhortation in Empress Marie Therese’s Vienna 1802–1805

A great enthusiasm for French opera characterised Vienna’s theatre programmes during the lull between Austria’s revolutionary wars, from early 1801 (the Peace of Lunéville) to the first French occupation in the autumn of 1805. In particular, the royal imperial Hoftheater and Emanuel Schikaneder’s newly opened Theater an der Wien vied to outdo each other. Not only were the French works translated and scenically adapted; their orchestration was also tailored to suit a specific Viennese orchestral style and even their musical substance was often revised. The most famous French composer of the time, highly respected by the Viennese arrangers, was Luigi Cherubini (1760 – 1842). Born in Florence, he settled in Paris at the end of the 1780’s and later became director of the conservatory there. No fewer than five of his operas were played during the 1802/03 season in Vienna.


FIRST RECORDINGS

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CHERUBINI IN WIEN

Concerto Stella Matutina

Herbert Walser-Breuß  Klappentrompete  |  keyed trumpet

Martin Skamletz  Dirigent  |  conductor

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1 CD
EAN 4260307431679

FIRST RECORDINGS except Hummel

to be released in September 2018

tracks

Anton Fischer (1778 – 1808)
Raul der Blaubart (Wien 1804)
1 Ouvertüre: Adagio – Allegro assai

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741 – 1813) | Bearbeitung: Anton Fischer
aus Raoul Barbe-bleue (Paris 1789) | Raul der Blaubart (Wien 1804)
2 Marcia
3 Dopo la Marcia
4 Battaglia
5 Dopo la Battaglia

Luigi Cherubini (1760 – 1842) | Bearbeitung: N.N.
Les deux journées (Paris 1800) | Die Tage der Gefahr (Wien 1802)
6 Ouvertüre: Andante molto sostenuto – Allegro – Più mosso

Luigi Cherubini (1760 – 1842)
Les deux journées (Paris 1800)
7 aus Nr. 9 (Finale II)
Allegro – Andantino – Allegro – Marche

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 – 1837)
Concerto a Tromba principale E-Dur (1803)
8 Allegro con spirito
9 Andante
10 Rondò

Ignaz von Seyfried (1776 – 1841)
aus Serenata con una Cantatina (Hetzendorf 1805)
11 1. Marcia aus der Oper Raul der Blaubart del Sig. Grétry
12 4. Quodlibet: Nr. 23 Larghetto & Nr. 24 Andante
13 5. Marsch aus der Oper Die Tage der Gefahr del Sig. Cherubini

Luigi Cherubini (1760 – 1842)
Lodoiska (Paris 1791) | Zwischenakte (Wien 1805)
14 Introduzione del Atto 2do: Moderato – Allegro spiritoso
15 Introduzione del Atto 3zo: Andante sostenuto

Faniska (Wien 1806)
16 Ouvertüre: Largo – Allegro