DANIEL-FRANÇOIS-ESPRIT AUBER (1782-1871): Overture and 2 Entr’actes from the Opera Zanetta, Zerline - ballet, PHILIPPE MUSARD (1792-1849): Quadrille No. 2 sur l’opéra “Zanetta” de D.F.E. Auber (All World Premiere Recordings except Zanetta overture).
Catalogue Number: 12X026
Description: The fifth volume in this series features two of Auber’s Sicilian operas and both center on well-delineated female characters. Brimming with grace, charm and lyricism, the extensive ballet from Zerline exemplifies why Auber’s music was so popular. Philippe Musard’s Quadrille No. 2 on themes from Zanetta shows the extent of Auber’s contemporary popularity and is a revealing cultural souvenir of the period. Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra; Dario Salvi.