Romantic Overtures: Vol. 4
Willi Boskovsky
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807219
Barcode
00028948072194
Format
1-CD
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JOHANN STRAUSS II:
Die Fledermaus
Waldmeister
EMIL VON REZNIČEK: Donna Diana
JOHANN STRAUSS II: Cagliostro in Wien
FRANZ VON SUPPÉ: Die schöne Galathée
JOHANN STRAUSS II:
Prinz Methusalem
Indigo und die vierzig Räuber
RICHARD HEUBERGER: Der Opernball
JOHANN STRAUSS II:
Das Spitzentuch der Königin
Carneval in Rom
OTTO NICOLAI: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Wiener Philharmoniker
Willi Boskovsky

Recording information

Recording producers: Christopher Raeburn (Opernball, Lustige Weibe, Donna Diana, Fledermaus, Prinz Methusalem, Waldmeister, Carneval in Rom); Erik Smith (Cagliostro, Spitzentuch); John Mordler (Indigo, Schöne Galathée)
Recording engineers: James Lock (Opernball, Lustige Weibe, Donna Diana, Fledermaus, Prinz Methusalem, Indigo, Waldmeister); Michael Mailes (Cagliostro, Spitzentuch); Gordon Parry (Carneval in Rom); Gordon Parry, Philip Wade (Schöne Galathée)
Recording locations: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 25, 28 June and 22–24 September 1968 (Opernball, Lustige Weibe, Donna Diana, Fledermaus, Prinz Methusalem), 21 – 23 April 1967 (Cagliostro, Spitzentuch); April 1969 (Waldmeister); April 1970 (Indigo); April 1972 (Schöne Galathée); December 1973 (Carneval in Rom)

Reviews

‘This is an enchanting record … performed by musicians who have loved this music almost from birth. … Boskovsky loses nothing in dramatic momentum [in ‘Donna Diana’] – the big tune surges superbly – and gains much in rhythmic lift on the triplet rhythms and unexpected syncopations. … The recording quality of this disc, made of course in the Sofiensaal, is nothing less than breathtaking … and one is astounded still more by the Decca engineers’ combination of clarity, richness and immediacy even in the biggest ensembles.’ (Donna Diana, Prinz Methusalem, Opernball, Lustigen Weiber) Gramophone

‘Vivid performances given a spectacular recording’ (Donna Diana, Prinz Methusalem, Opernball, Lustigen Weiber) Penguin Guide

‘This record is an absolute ‘must’ for all lovers of the authentic operetta and dance music of Vienna’ (Cagliostro, Spitzentuch) Gramophone