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STRAUSS II, J.: Jabuka (Das Apfelfest)

    

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STRAUSS II, J.: Jabuka (Das Apfelfest)

An operetta with musical elements of true opera, Jabuka (Das Apfelfest), is Johann Strauss the Younger’s fourteenth stage work. An annual Apple Festival in the Serbian town of Ravica is an opportunity for local young people to choose a partner. The girl bites an apple, gives it to her chosen boy, and if he also takes a bite, the match is made. It is against this backdrop that the impoverished noblemen, Mirko and Vasil, find a way out of their difficulties by finding rich brides at the Apple Festival of the title. With its strikingly fresh and original melodies, great ensembles and some of the finest choruses Strauss ever wrote, Jabuka was a huge success at its première in Vienna in October 1894.



Disc 1

Strauss II, Johann
Davis, Gustav / Kalbeck, Max, lyricist(s)

  Jabuka (Das Apfelfest)
1.   Act I: Prelude - Introduction: Jabuka wird gefeiert heut'! (Staklo, Chorus) 00:04:42
2.   Act I: Trio with Chorus: Ihr Burschen und Diener (Mirko, Vasil, Staklo, Chorus) 00:02:26
3.   Act I: Entree - Couplet: Im ganzen Land bin ich bekannt (Joschko) 00:02:15
4.   Act I: Sextet: Zivio! Zivio! Lasst die Glaser erklingen! (Mirko, Joschko, Franjo, Anitta, Vasil, Bambora) 00:03:37
5.   Act I: Ensemble: Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe, Ihr Leute, herbei! (Jelka, Petrija, Mischa, Staklo) 00:02:13
6.   Act I: Ensemble: Was seh' ich (Jelka, Petrija, Mirko, Mischa, Joschko, Staklo) 00:05:02
7.   Act I: Duet: Vergebens, dass ich spahe, verlassen liegt der Ort (Jelka, Mirko) 00:04:30
8.   Act I: Finale: Heraus da! Heraus! Naher, Weib und Mann! (Jelka, Petrija, Mirko, Joschko, Mischa, Staklo, Chorus) 00:14:11
9.   Act II: Introduction - Draussen gibt es weit und breit Jubel Tanz (Sava, Mirko, Chorus) 00:02:21
10.   Act II: Duet: Es war einmal, es war einmal im Marchen nur (Annita, Vasil) 00:05:29
11.   Act II: Quintet: So, ich bitte, nur herein! (Joschko, Jelka, Sava, Petrija, Mirko) 00:03:14
12.   Act II: Couplet: Wie die Chroniken vermelden (Joschko, Annita, Mirko, Vasil, Bambora) 00:03:42
13.   Act II: Finale: Naher, naher, nur herbei! (Jelka, Annita, Petrija, Mirko, Vasil, Joschko, Bambora, Mischa, Chorus) 00:17:50


Disc 2

Strauss II, Johann
Davis, Gustav / Kalbeck, Max, lyricist(s)

  Jabuka (Das Apfelfest)
1.   Act III: Entr'acte 00:03:17
2.   Act III: Ensemble and Ariette: So frech uns zu storen unser Plaisir! (Bambora, Mischa, Chorus) 00:03:13
3.   Act III: Couplet: Mit den schlechten Zeiten ist es jetzt vorbei (Joschko) 00:03:33
4.   Act III: Mocking - Chorus: Sag' doch (Jelka, Ladies Chorus) 00:02:06
5.   Act III: Quartet: Siehe die Sonne vergluh'n in Pracht (Jelka, Mirko, Annita, Vasil) 00:04:56
6.   Act III: Finale: Ob auch das Gluck uns warten lasst (Jelka, Annita, Mirko, Sava, Joschko) 00:01:09

Strauss II, Johann

  Ich bin dir gut!, Walzer, Op. 455
7.   Ich bin dir gut!, Walzer, Op. 455 00:10:15

Strauss II, Johann
Fischer, Gustav, arranger(s)

  Zivio!, Marsch, Op. 456 (orch. G. Fischer)
8.   Zivio!, Marsch, Op. 456 (orch. G. Fischer) 00:03:29

Strauss II, Johann
Pollack, Christian / Roth, Louis, arranger(s)

  Das Comitat geht in die Hoh'! Polka schnell, Op. 457 (arr. L. Roth, orch. C. Pollack)
9.   Das Comitat geht in die Hoh'! Polka schnell, Op. 457 (arr. L. Roth, orch. C. Pollack) 00:02:32
  Tanze mit dem Besenstiel!, Polka francaise, Op. 458 (arr. L. Roth, orch. C. Pollack)
10.   Tanze mit dem Besenstiel!, Polka francaise, Op. 458 (arr. L. Roth, orch. C. Pollack) 00:04:49
  Sonnenblume, Polka mazur, Op. 459 (arr. L. Roth, orch. C. Pollack)
11.   Sonnenblume, Polka mazur, Op. 459 (arr. L. Roth, orch. C. Pollack) 00:05:47

Strauss II, Johann
Pollack, Christian, arranger(s)

  Jabuka-Quadrille, Op. 460 (orch. C. Pollack)
12.   Jabuka - Quadrille, Op. 460 (orch. C. Pollack) 00:05:41
  Jabuka (Das Apfelfest), Potpourri (arr. anon., orch C. Pollack)
13.   Jabuka (Das Apfelfest), Potpourri (arr. anon., orch C. Pollack) 00:13:37

Total Playing Time: 02:15:56






Composer(s):
Strauss II, Johann

Lyricist(s):
Davis, Gustav; Kalbeck, Max

Arranger(s):
Fischer, Gustav; Pollack, Christian; Roth, Louis

Conductor(s):
Pollack, Christian; Wildner, Johannes

Orchestra(s):
European Johann Strauss Orchestra; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice

Choir(s):
Brno Gaudeamus Choir

Artist(s):
Eschig, Alexander; Ettl, Helmut Josef; Fodinger, Franz; Groiss, Veronika; Sahliger, Max; Schober, Michael; Tischler, Thomas; Veith, Wolfgang; Wolfbauer, Elisabeth

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Operetta; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660216-17

Barcode: 0730099621625

Physical Release: 11/2007

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