Polnische Hochzeit (2 CD)

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Polnische Hochzeit (2 CD)
Composer(s):    Beer, Joseph; Grünwald, Alfred; Löhner-Beda, Fritz
Artist(s):    Schirmer, Ulf; Schukoff, Nikolai; Kiechle, Alexander; Bernhard, Susanne; Rohlig, Friedemann; Spingler, Bernhard; Gartnerplatz State Theater Children`s Chorus; Ruping, Martina; Losseau, Florence; Hausmann, Mathias; Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Kupfer-Radecky, Michael
Label:    CPO (CPO )
Release Date:    2016-Nov-18

Joseph Beer was the operetta`s rising star during the early 1930`s and his Polish Wedding promised to bring him a major breakthrough. However, Nazi rule abruptly and tragically ended his career. Paul Abraham`s librettist Fritz Lohner-Beda had taken Beer under his wing and did everything in his power to promote his success. Abrahama nd Beer had a lot in common - Jewish roots, a nervous disposition and above all, a bold stylistic mix combining folklore and jazz. All the characteristics of the operetta genre are united in concentrated form in Beer`s music - buffo duets of folk character in the manner of Kalman, operatic finales a la Lehar and `Abrahamic` dance hits with rhythmic pep. An Austrian magazine wrote in 1934, `Surprises in the field of the operetta have become rare. The successes of recent years have been associated with a few names that one can count on the fingers of one hand. And now a young man of twenty-four by the name of Joseph Beer suddenly comes along and presents a work with an extraordinary musical appeal, sumptuous and personal invention, firm execution and an instrumentation that is a delight ot hear.` Franz Lehar was forty years older than Beer and only a few months before Giuditta, his last work, had celebrated it`s premiere at the Vienna State Opera - the crowning culmination of an operetta epoch that quite noticeably was nearing it`s end. The time was ripe for a new generation, and Joseph Beer seemed to be just the right composer to to lead it into the future.

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