Kraus: Aeneas in Carthage (Overture, Ballet Music and Marches)

Naxos: 8570585

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Kraus: Aeneas in Carthage (Overture, Ballet Music and Marches)

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8570585
(8.570585)

Discs:

1

Release date:

4th Jan 2010

Barcode:

0747313058570

Length:

69 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Kraus: Aeneas in Carthage (Overture, Ballet Music and Marches)


Prologue, Overture; Prologue, No. 10 Ballet of Zephyrs; Prologue, No. 11 Dance of the Naiads and Tritons; Act I, Overture; Act I, No. 4a March of the Carthaginians; Act I, No. 5a Gavotte; Act II, No. 8 Hunting Call; Act II, No. 9 The Chase; Act II, No. 10 Brotta’s Air; Act II, No. 11 Shooting Arrows; Act II, No. 16 Storm; Act III, No. 4a March of the Carthaginians; Act III, No. 5 March of the Numidians; Act III, No. 15a Dance of the Carthaginian Maidens; Act III, No. 18 March of the Priests; Act IV, No. 8 March of the Roman Soldiers / No. 9 Interlude; Act V, No. 1 Introduction; Act V, No. 9a Ballet; Act V, No. 14 Minuets I and II; Act V, No. 15 Chaconne


Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois

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Joseph Martin Kraus was an innovative 18th Century composer, acclaimed by Haydn as one of the only two geniuses he knew (Mozart was the other).

Small wonder that intense interest has been ignited by his forward-looking music, especially theatrical works such as the ballet music for Aeneas in Carthage, a retelling of the famous story of Dido and Aeneas.

Originally intended for the inauguration of the new opera house in Stockholm, the première was delayed for ten years until 1791 allowing Kraus to refine his titanic score into a true magnum opus.

Joseph Martin Kraus: Aeneas i Cartago (Aeneas in Carthage)

Prologue: Overture

Prologue: No. 10. Ballet utaf Zephirer (Ballet of Zephyrs)

Prologue: No. 11. Dans af Najader och Tritoner (Dance of the Naiads and Tritons)

Act I: Overture

Act I: No. 4a. March

Act I: No. 5a. Gavotte

Act II: No. 8. Ballet: Jagtofningar (Hunting Call)

Act II: No. 9. Ballet: Kappranning (The Chase)

Act II: No. 10. Ballet: Air Brottas

Act II: No. 11. Ballet Att Skjuta med baga (Archery Contest)

Act II: No. 16. Ballet: Stormen (Storm)

Act III: No. 4a. March

Act III: No. 5. March

Act III: No. 15a. Das af de Carthaginensiska Flickor (Dance of the Carthaginian Maidens)

Act III: No. 18. March

Act IV: No. 8. Marsch af de Romerska Soldater (March of the Roman Soldiers) - No. 9. Interlude

Act V: No. 1. Inledning (Introduction)

Act V: No. 9a. Ballet

Act V: No. 14 Menuett

Act V: No. 15. Ciccona (Chaconne)

Gramophone Magazine

July 2010

“...there is some splendid and stirring music here, above all in the two Overtures and the magnificent extended closing Chaconne...Gallois evidently relishes the music's colour and charm, and elicits shapely, graceful phrasing from his Finnish players.”

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