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STRAUSS II, J.: Blindekuh [Operetta] (R. Davidson, Kunkle, Bortolotti, Sofia Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Salvi)

    
      

 

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STRAUSS II, J.: Blindekuh [Operetta] (R. Davidson, Kunkle, Bortolotti, Sofia Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Salvi)

Blindekuh (‘Blind Man’s Buff’) was Johann Strauss II’s sixth operetta and his least known. Neglected for well over a century, it was revived by Dario Salvi and the forces on this album in January 2019. The work’s initial lack of success is hard to explain but it may have been caused by a confusing libretto—the music itself is vibrant and captivating with waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, marches and bel canto arias. Performed in a concert version without dialogue, and in accordance with performing traditions, this production restores the work to the status of one of Strauss’s most melodically seductive works.



Disc 1

Strauss II, Johann
Kneisel, Rudolf, lyricist(s)

  Blindekuh
1.   Overture 00:09:23
2.   Act I: Introduction: Couplets mit Chor: Welch' buntes Leben Wird das hier geben (Chorus, Arabella, Scholle) 00:02:46
3.   Act I: Allgemeiner Chor und Soli: Es kommt ein Wagen an (Chorus, Baron von Hasemann, Leimenreim, Quintenheim, Landrath von Silbertau, Minna, Children, Frau von Sadowitt, Cäcilia, Aurelia) 00:04:03
4.   Act I: Couplets: Ich bin Gourmand, ja ich gestche, Liebe feine Küche sehr (Johann) 00:02:15
5.   Act I: Duettino: Ein holder Frühlingsmorgen (Waldine, Elvira) 00:04:15
6.   Act I: Couplets: Die Schwiegermutter zu gewinnen (Hellmuth) 00:03:25
7.   Act I: Couplets: Die Eisenbahnen weit und breit (Hellmuth) 00:03:27
8.   Act I: Quartett: Ha! Ha! Ha! Was soll dies Lachen (Johann, Kragel, Elvira, Hellmuth) 00:03:59
9.   Act I: Finale: Ha! Ha! Ha! Traurige, schaurige, Situation, Ha! (All) 00:16:12


Disc 2

Strauss II, Johann
Kneisel, Rudolf, lyricist(s)

  Blindekuh
1.   Act II: Introduction und Chor: Duftige Blumen laßt uns binden Tulpen (Chorus) 00:01:37
2.   Act II: Couplets: Wie sprießt so frisch das Laub am Baume (Johann) 00:02:49
3.   Act II: Ensemble: Ein Fremder kommt! (Chorus, Waldine, Hellmuth) 00:03:55
4.   Act II: Duett: Sie lachen über mich, Das find ich unmanierlich! (Hellmuth, Adolf) 00:02:59
5.   Act II: Couplets: Jung und schön, von edlem Muchse (Kragel) 00:04:36
6.   Act II: Couplets: Eheglück und Flitterwochen (Betsy) 00:02:57
7.   Act II: Terzett: Ja, endlich find’ ich Sie allein! (Arabella, Hellmuth, Betsy) 00:05:31
8.   Act II: Finale: Ja, ja, nur zu, nur zu, Wir spielen Blindekuh (All) 00:13:45
9.   Act III: Cotillion und Chor: Welche Luft, bei diesen Klängen (Chorus) 00:02:04
10.   Act III: Terzett: O Elvira! Teure Braut! (Kragel, Elvira, Johann) 00:04:42
11.   Act III: Quartett: Beim spazieren amüsiren wir uns sehr (Adolf, Hellmuth, Waldine, Betsy) 00:04:37
12.   Act III: Couplets: Küssen mag' ich gar nicht gern (Betsy, Waldine, Hellmuth) 00:02:16
13.   Act III: Finale: Ja, warum habt Ihr denn Alles gethan (All) 00:03:10

Total Playing Time: 01:44:43






Composer(s):
Strauss II, Johann

Lyricist(s):
Kneisel, Rudolf

Conductor(s):
Salvi, Dario

Orchestra(s):
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Sofia Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Bortolotti, Martina; Bowers, James; Byrne, Emily K.; Chudak, Andrea; Davidson, Robert; Kumanova, Snezhina; Kunkle, Kirsten C.; Petrov, Peter; Pichler, Roman; Rohde, Julian; Schliewa, Daniel; Vasilev, Boyan

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Operetta

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660434-35

Barcode: 730099043472

Release Date: 03/2020

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