The Essence Of Viennese Music (SACD255)

  1. Unter Donner und Blitz (Polka schnell)
  2. Das eine kann ich nicht verzeih'n (Wiener Blut)
  3. Radetzky-Marsch
  4. Sei mir gegruesst du holdes Venetia (Eine Nacht in Venedig)
  5. Deh vieni non tardar (La nozze di Figaro)
  6. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schoen (Die Zauberfloete)
  7. Vilja Lied (Die Lustige Witwe)
  8. Overture (Die Fledermaus)
  9. Lippen Schweigen (Die lustige Witwe)
  10. Entr'acte Musik No. 2 (Rosamunde)
  11. Licht senkt es sich vom Himmel (Das Dreimaederlhaus)
  12. Mein Herr Marquis (Die Fledermaus)
  13. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Das Land des Laechelns)
  14. An der schoenen blauen Donau
  15. Tanzen moecht' ich (Die Cardasfuerstin)

The everlasting subject matters of the stage drama are, to name a few: differences of cultures, the struggle between good and evil, and of course love, jealousy and intrigue. The Viennese Operetta centers on these themes, primarily on the tension in relations between the aristocracy and commoners. Strauss playfully demonstrates this in his comedies of errors and royal festivities; Lehár on the other hand tends to stay close to the drama and tragedy between the wealthy and poor, at times even with a renunciation of love; as for Kálmán, his works are full of ebullient vitality in a delirium of oblivion, set during the time when the monarchy perished, on the threshold of a new era. - Peter Guth


Edith Lienbacher - Soprano

Herbert Lippert - Tenor

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Peter Guth - Conductor

Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849)

Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899)

Franz Lehar (1870-1948)

Emmerich Kalman (1882-1953)


Produced by David Chesky

Recorded by Miguel Kertsman

Edited and mastered by Miguel Kertsman and Harald Huber

This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.