FRANZ LEHÁR (1870-1948): Die Blaue Mazur.
Catalogue Number: 03K097
Reference: 777 331
Description: Lehár wrote this in 1918 and experimented with operetta's traditional forms (the wedding comes at the beginning instead of the end) and returned dance to the work after a long hiatus in his own compositions: dance waltzes, the mazurka of the title and others in the three large-scale finales (the first act's lasts over 20 minutes). New dialogue was written for this recording. 2 CDs. English synopsis; no libretto. Johanna Stojkovich, Julia Bauer (sopranos), Johan Weigel, Jan Kobow (tenors), Chamber Choir of the Frankfurt Singakademie, Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt; Frank Beerman.