MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925): Aus aller Herren Lander, Op. 23, 6 Airs de Ballet from Incidental Music to Grabbe’s Don Juan and Faust, Op. 56*, 5 Spanische Tänze, Op. 12 (orch. Philipp Scharwenka [1847-1917] and Valentin Frank [1858-1929]), Gondoliera, Op. 41 (orch. Otto Langey [1851-1922])*, Fackeltanz, Op. 51*, Habanera, Op. 6/3*, Près du Berceau, Op. 58/3. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 09S034
Label: Reference Recordings
Description: These orchestrations of Moszkowski piano pieces, the majority of them by the composer himself and all but two of the 21 individual items dances of various national provenance, are the late 19th century equivalent of what would come to be called “light music” - tuneful material colorfully orchestrated. San Francisco Ballet Orchestra; Martin West.