Franz Von Suppe (1819-1895): Overtures
1. The Beautiful Galatea
2. Pique Dame
3. Light Cavalry
4. Poet and Peasant
5. Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna
Daniel-Francois Auber (1782-1871): Overtures
7. The Bronze Horse
8. Fra Diavolo
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Paul Paray, conductor
Recorded November 29, 1959 in Cass Technical High School Auditorium, Detroit (Suppe overtures) and April 4, 1959 in Old Orchestra Hall, Detroit (Auber overtures)
Recording Director: Wilma Cozart
Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Chief Engineer & Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine
Associate Engineer: Robert Eberenz
DSD Transfer and 3-to-2 Mix: Andrew Wedman assisted by Andreas Bruning and Claudia Pohl
Original recordings made with three Schoeps M201 omni-directional microphones. Recorded on Ampex 300 half-inch 3-track recorders at 15 inches per second. First-generation tapes were transferred to produce this high-definition download.
Conductor Paray leads the Detroit Symphony through the overtures of 19th Century Austrian composer Franz von Suppé and French composer Daniel François Esprit Auber. Both composers were master writers of comic opera, and these instrumental performances, captured with the Living Presence series’ unparalleled sound, make for a supremely enjoyable introduction to the composers’ work.
ReviewsRazor-sharp playing and sound. Paray's performances have still-unrivaled panache, and Auber's triangle accents are as titillating as ever.