Nicolai, J Strauss

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COMPOSERS: J Strauss,Nicolai
LABELS: Philips
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: German Operetta Overtures
WORKS: Works by Nicolai, J Strauss
PERFORMER: Lortzing, Weber, Heuberger, Humperdinck, Marschner, etcAcademy of St Martin in the Fields/ Neville Marriner
CATALOGUE NO: 456 576-2
An array of largely familiar operetta overtures conducted with plenty of fizz by the sprightly Marriner (recorded when he was 72) and expertly played by the Academy. Swift tempi but subtle touches of rubato produce stylish performances with no hint of Teutonic stodge. Christopher Fifield