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Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Film and TV Music • OperaOperettaOrchestralVocal
Catalogue 8.578037-38
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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A beautiful selection of the best-known operetta arias, duets & orchestral music from Vienna’s golden age of operetta, including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, The Land of Smiles, The Gypsy Princess, The Gypsy Baron and Countess Maritza.


Ultimate Operetta Album
Review By Ae66457,December 2010

There is a vast repertoire of vintage operettas that is slowly disappearing beyond the collective memory of older listeners - and certainly completely unknown to younger listeners. These have melodies about Vienna and Love, amongst other themes, often sung in a foreign language, frequently German, (at least foreign for English speakers). And yet if the words are unknown, or the English translation in one's mind does not stretch beyond the first lines, the tunes themselves are often vaguely familiar, and invite our minds to relax to such lilting melodies. So this double album is a welcome addition to the collection, even if many collectors have some of the tracks scattered across other albums.

Some songs, like Vilja from The Merry Widow, appear more frequently elsewhere; more....


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