Viennafest

Viennafest

by Erich Kunzel
     
 

All the world loves a waltz, as Erich Kunzel and his Cincinnati Pops proved with their bestselling albums Ein Straussfest and Ein Straussfest II. But lest you think that all Vienna loved was waltzes, the latest outingSee more details below

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All the world loves a waltz, as Erich Kunzel and his Cincinnati Pops proved with their bestselling albums Ein Straussfest and Ein Straussfest II. But lest you think that all Vienna loved was waltzes, the latest outing from Kunzel and his orchestra, Viennafest, is here to remind you that the 19th-century Viennese were also crazy about marches, polkas, operettas, and maudlin drinking songs. When a coloratura sang the melody in the premiere of Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Voices of Spring" waltz -- here reenacted with a glorious twitter by soprano Tracy Dahl -- the first Viennese audience wasn't too happy. They preferred polkas punctuated with pistol shots, cracking whips, horses neighing, and steam engine whistles. So Johann and his family members happily obliged with fiercely fast polkas with names like "At the Double" and "At Full Steam." When Richard Wagner said that the waltz was the Viennese narcotic, perhaps he was as yet unacquainted with the amphetamine known as the polka. After the Golden Age of the Strausses came a Silver Age, when the emphasis turned to operettas that still had their share of great dance music. The Austrian fascination with the Hungarian part of the empire also secured the careers of Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán, who churned out numerous operettas between them, flavored with their own brands of gypsy-tinged exoticism. But listen to Silver-Ager Lehár interweave his more modern style with a tribute to his precursors in the "Gold and Silver" waltz. As the composer of The Merry Widow, Lehár was well aware that although other dances might have their day in the sun, the great waltzes were at the heart of it all.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2000
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408054723
catalogNumber:
80547
Rank:
92246

Tracks

  1. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  2. Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), overture to the operetta  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  3. Jäger-Polka (Hunter's Polka), polka française for orchestra, Op. 229 (RV 229)  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  4. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Tracy Dahl  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  5. Nachtigall-Polka (Nightingale Polka), for orchestra, Op. 222 (RV 222)  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  6. Studenten-Polka, polka française for orchestra (My Life is Love & Laughter), Op. 263 (RV 263)  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  7. Gold und Silber-Walzer, for orchestra, Op. 79, NV 87  - Franz Lehár  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  8. Im Sturmschritt!, polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 348 (RV 348)  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  9. Mit Dampf Polka schnell Op.70  - Eduard Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  10. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Ballsirenen Walzer (Siren of the Dance Waltzes)  - Franz Lehár  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  11. Gräfin Mariza, (Countess Maritza), operetta: Overture  - Emmerich Kálmán  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  12. Hofball-Tänze (Court Ball Dances), Walzer, Op. 161  - Joseph Lanner  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  13. Walzerträume, for orchestra  - Oscar Straus  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  14. Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt, film score: Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt (Two Hearts in Thre  - Robert Stolz  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  15. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), overture to the operetta (RV 503-1)  - Johann Strauss  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy
  16. Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")  -  Rudolf Sieczynski  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  - Erich Kunzel  - René Milot  - Heidi Kropf  - Brian Sooy

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