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FRANZ LEHAR

The reputation of Franz Lehár as a composer of operetta is assured. The son of a bandmaster serving principally in Hungary, he followed his father’s profession before winning, in 1902, success in the theatre in Vienna. He succeeded in reviving the operetta, providing music of greater distinction and tenor arias written specifically for Richard Tauber.

Operettas

Lehár wrote nearly 40 operettas. Of these by the far the best known is Die lustige Witwe (‘The Merry Widow’), first staged in Vienna in 1905—the favourite operetta of Adolf Hitler.

Orchestral Music

Lehár also made a significant contribution to Viennese light music with some 65 waltzes and 50 or more marches.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Classic Bouquet Naxos 8.505080
Komm Czigan! Die Welt der Operette Naxos 8.503046
Romantic Piano Favourites Vol 1 Naxos 8.505028

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Orchestral
A NEW YEAR'S CONCERT Naxos
8.571097
Orchestral
A TO Z OF OPERA (The) (2nd expanded edition) Naxos Educational
8.558216-17
Operetta
ACROSS THE POND Altissimo
75442204012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
AMOR, VIDA DE MI VIDA (Domingo, Martinez, Lopez Cobos) (Blu-ray, NTSC) EuroArts
2072474
Opera DVD
AMOR, VIDA DE MI VIDA (Domingo, Martinez, Lopez Cobos) (NTSC) EuroArts
2072478
Opera DVD
BERLIN OPERA NIGHT (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2003) (NTSC) EuroArts
2053589
Opera DVD
BEST OF JOAN SUTHERLAND (THE) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OAF4007D
Classical Concert
BEST OF OPERETTA (3 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107509
Opera DVD
BEST OF OPERETTA, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.550941
Operetta
BEST OF OPERETTA, VOL. 1 Naxos
8.570049
Operetta
BEST OF OPERETTA, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.550942
Operetta
BEST OF OPERETTA, Vol. 3 Naxos
8.550943
Operetta
BJORLING, Jussi: Bjorling Collection, Vol. 1: Opera and Operetta Recordings (1930-1938) Naxos Historical
8.110722
Operetta
BLUE VELVET - 60 Nostalgia All Time Classics Naxos Nostalgia
8.103018
Nostalgia
CAPRICER MED OD, Vol. 3 (1976-1981) BIS
BIS-NL-CD-5022
Choral - Secular
CLASSIC BBC PROMS (5-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAB5134
Classical Concert
CROOKS, Richard: Neapolitan Love Song (1924-1933) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120639
Nostalgia
CROOKS, Richards: Opera Arias / Songs (1925-1945) Delos
DE5501
Operetta
DANSKE REVY (DEN): 1900-1910, Vol. 1 (Revy 1) Dacapo
DCCD 9801
Vocal
Great Singers Live (6 CD Box Set) BR-Klassik
900309
Operetta
Great Singers Live: Popp, Lucia BR-Klassik
900306
Operetta
GREAT STARS OF OPERA (NTSC) EuroArts
2054028
Opera DVD
Great Waltzes Naxos
8.553337
Orchestral
GREAT WALTZES (The) - The Essential Collection Naxos
8.578041-42
Orchestral
JOHNNY SMITH QUINTET: Johnny Smith Quintet featuring Stan Getz ‎- Moonlight in Vermont (1952, 1953) Naxos Jazz Archives
9.81138JZ
Jazz
Klassiska Favoriter Guld - Det bästa av det bästa ur Klassiska Favoriter (Gold Classical Favorites) Naxos
8.503129
Operetta
LEANDER, Zarah: Vill ni se en stjarna? - 20 Original Recordings (1931-1954) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120806
Nostalgia
LEHAR, F.: Giuditta [Operetta] (Ushakova) Oehms Classics
OC310
Operetta
LEHAR, F.: Graf von Luxemburg (Der) (Studio Production, 1972) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101626
Opera DVD
LEHAR, F.: Lustige Witwe (Die) (The Merry Widow) (Semperoper Dresden, 2007) (NTSC) EuroArts
2056818
Opera DVD
LEHAR, F.: Merry Widow (The) (San Francisco Opera, 2001) (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
OABD7055D
Opera DVD
LEHAR, F.: Merry Widow (The) (San Francisco Opera, 2001) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA0837D
Opera DVD
LEHAR, F.: Merry Widow (The) [Operetta] Capriccio
C60077-2
Operetta
LEHAR, F.: Operetta Films - Der Graf von Luxemburg / Paganini / Zigeunerliebe (3 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107525
Opera DVD
LEHAR, F.: Vocal Music (Froschauer) Capriccio
C10867
Operetta
LEHAR, F.: Zigeunerliebe (Groh, Seegers, Dobrindt) (1950) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80744-45
Operetta
LEHAR, F.: Zigeunerliebe (Studio Production, 1974) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101599
Opera DVD
LEHAR: Land des Lachelns (Das) (Ackermann, Schwarzkopf) (1953) and excerpts from Lehar Operettas Naxos Historical
8.111016-17
Operetta
LEHAR: Land des Lachelns (Das) (The Land of Smiles) Oehms Classics
OC221
Operetta
LEHAR: Le comte de Luxembourg / Frederique / Giuditta (excerpts) (ORTF, Sibert) (1966-1980) Naxos Historical
8.111010
Operetta
LEHAR: Lehar Conducts Lehar (1947) Naxos Historical
8.110857
Orchestral
LEHAR: Lustige Witwe (Die) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100451
Opera DVD
LEHAR: Merry Widow (The) (Schwartzkopf, Kunz, Gedda) (1953) Naxos Historical
8.111007
Operetta
MAIDEN'S PRAYER (THE) - LEAVES FROM GRANDMOTHER'S PIANO ALBUM Naxos
8.550646
Instrumental
Majestic Marches Naxos
8.550370
Orchestral
MARTINEZ, Ana Maria: SOPRANO SONGS AND ARIAS Naxos
8.557827
Operetta
MELCHIOR, Lauritz: American Recordings (1946-47) Naxos Historical
8.111239
Operetta
MEMORIES OF OLD VIENNA THEATRE (Gueden) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80285
Choral - Secular
NADELMANN, Noemi: Noemi Nadelmann Sings Operetta Oehms Classics
OC308
Operetta
NISHIZAKI, Takako: Fritz Kreisler Edition, Vol. 10 Naxos
8.557876
Chamber Music
Opera Arias (Tenor): Spyres, Michael - DONIZETTI, G. / STRAVINSKY, I. / ROSSINI, G. / MOZART, W.A. / BIZET, G. / MASSENET, J. (A Fool for Love) Delos
DE3414
Operetta
OPERA FAVOURITES (Opera Australia) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OAF4020D
Classical Concert
OPERA NIGHT (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2007) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
101455
Classical Concert
Operetta Arias (Counter-tenor): Kowalski, Jochen - LEHAR, F. / ABRAHAM, P. / STOLZ, R. / MILLOCKER, K. / KUNNEKE, E. / STRAUSS II, J. / LINCKE, P. Capriccio
C10835
Operetta
Operetta Favourites - KLASSISKA FAVORITER OPERETT Naxos
8.503095
Operetta
OPERETTA HIGHLIGHTS Naxos
8.571083
Operetta
OPERNGALA - 16. Festliche Operagala fur die AIDS-Stiftung Naxos
8.551233
Operetta
Orchestral Music - STRAUSS II, J. / BRAHMS, J. / LEHAR, F. / STRAUSS, J. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix (Berlin Symphony Orchestra: Live in Concert) Solo Musica
SM134
Orchestral
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue Nos. 1-3 (3CD box set) Naxos
8.503204
Orchestral
Romantic Broadway Naxos International
8.990043
Orchestral
ROMANTIC PIANO FAVOURITES, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.550168
Instrumental
SCHMIDT, Joseph: Arias and Songs (1929-36) Naxos Historical
8.111318-19
Operetta
SPRING IN VIENNA - STRAUSS II, J., / LEHAR, F. / STOLZ, R. / KREISLER, F. / SUPPE, F. von Capriccio
C49152-1
Operetta, Orchestral
SPRING PARADE Capriccio
C49364
Operetta
STARS of the GOLDEN ERA Naxos Nostalgia
8.120754-55
Nostalgia
STRAUSS II, J. / LEHAR, F. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Great Waltzes Naxos
8.571076
Orchestral
TASTE OF THE ARTS, VOL. 3 (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA0211D
Classical Concert
TAUBER, Richard: Love's Serenade (1939-1947) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120752
Nostalgia
TAUBER, Richard: Operetta Arias (1921-1932) Naxos Historical
8.110779
Operetta
THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER AND OTHER PIANO Naxos
8.550646DX
Instrumental
ULTIMATE VOCAL COLLECTION (THE) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120863-64
Nostalgia
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE GOLDEN GATE: Good Ol' Days (The) Altissimo
75442270532
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Heritage of the March, Vol. 8 (The Music of Olivadoti and Lehar) The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219922
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
VERDI: Traviata (La) (La Scala) (1928) Naxos Historical
8.110110-11
Operetta
Viennese Favourites, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.553281
Orchestral
VIENNESE NIGHT AT THE PROMS (Furst, Loughran, Susskind) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5026
Classical Concert
VIENNESE OPERETTA GEMS (1927-1949) Naxos Historical
8.110292
Operetta
Violin and Piano Recital: Oldak, Maria / Baillieu, James - SZYMANOWSKI, K. / DEBUSSY, C. / KREISLER, F. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. (Modern Times) CD Accord
CDAccordACD193
Chamber Music
Vocal Recital: Schneider, Jorg - STRAUSS II, J. / KUNNEKE, E. / MILLOCKER, K. / KALMAN, E. / ZIEHRER, C.M. Capriccio
C5109
Operetta
Vocal Recital: Volle, Michael - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / WAGNER, R. / VERDI, G. (A Portrait) BR-Klassik
900312
Operetta

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BLUE VELVET - 60 Nostalgia All Time Classics Naxos Nostalgia
8.103018
Nostalgia
LEHAR: Land des Lachelns (Das) (Ackermann, Schwarzkopf) (1953) and excerpts from Lehar Operettas Naxos Historical
8.111016-17
Operetta
LEHAR: Lehar Conducts Lehar (1947) Naxos Historical
8.110857
Orchestral
ULTIMATE VOCAL COLLECTION (THE) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120863-64
Nostalgia





 
 
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