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DANIEL-FRANCOIS AUBER  

(1782 - 1871)

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber was a leading composer of French opera from the 1820s onwards, collaborating from then for some thirty years with the librettist Augustin- Eugène Scribe. He is particularly known for his contributions to the genre of opéra-comique, although one of his most famous works is Masaniello or La muette de Portici (The Dumb Girl of Portici), of which the first title is preferred in English. This work, staged in Paris in 1828, began the era of French grand opera. Auber wrote a considerable quantity of music, vocal and instrumental, sacred and secular. He was respected by Rossini and Wagner, and much honoured by the state in his life-time.

Operas

Auber’s most popular operas are Fra Diavolo, Le cheval de bronze (The Bronze Horse), Les diamants de la couronne (The Crown Diamonds), and the seminal grand opera Masaniello or La muette de Portici (The Dumb Girl of Portici).

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BAND OF THE CASTLE GUARD AND CZECH POLICE: Gustav Mahler and Military Music in Jihlava 1875 ArcoDiva
UP0129-2
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
BERGER, Erna: A Vocal Portrait (1934-1949) Naxos Historical
8.110733
Opera
Cello Concert: Jaffe, Ramon – VERDI, G. / WEBER, C.M. von / STRAUSS, R. / ROSSINI, G. / STRAUSS II, J. / AUBER, D.F. Oehms Classics
OC546
Orchestral
FAMOUS FRENCH OVERTURES Naxos
8.550473
Orchestral
French Overtures (Famous) Naxos
8.553264
Orchestral
GREAT COMEDY OVERTURES (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Friedel) Naxos
8.573418
Orchestral
GREAT COMEDY OVERTURES (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Friedel) (Blu-Ray Audio) Naxos
NBD0043
Orchestral
MARTINIA FRANCA FESTIVAL - 30TH ANNIVERSARY Dynamic
CDS448
Opera
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Overtures, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442270992
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 10 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263232
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 7 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263202
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Early Recordings (1915-1923) Naxos Historical
8.111098
Opera
TAUBER, Richard: Opera Arias (1919-1926) Naxos Historical
8.110729
Opera
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Overtures Altissimo
75442260172
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Vocal Recital: Nakajima, Akiko - MARTINI, J.-P. / SCARLATTI, A. / MYSLIVECEK, J. / BELLINI, V. / AUBER, D.-F. / CAGNONI, A. / MERCADANTE, S. Dynamic
CDS556
Vocal




 
 
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