EDUARD STRAUSS I (1835-1916): Grüsse an die Aula, Op. 233*, Mit Extrapost, Op. 259, Bruder Studio!, Op. 78*, Doctrinen, Op. 79, Die Hochquelle, Op. 114*, Über Feld und Wiese, Op. 138*, Fesche Geister, Op. 75, Aus Lieb’ zu ihr!, Op. 135*, Ball-Promessen, Op. 82*, Pest-Ofener-Eissport-Galopp, Op. 96*, Hypothesen, Op. 72*, Schneewittchen, Op. 204*, Aus dem Rechtsleben, Op. 126*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 09T081
Label: Marco Polo
Description: Throughout his life, Eduard Strauss's compositions were unfavorably compared with those by his elder brothers, Johann II and Josef, yet many of his works, especially those dating from the 1870's and 1880's, easily stand comparison with those crafted by his two famous siblings. Moreover, in two particular dance genres - the quick polka and the galop - Eduard was in a class of his own. As the Strauss authority Professor Franz Mailer stated: ''Posterity must make restitution to Eduard Strauss.'' This release was intended as a centenary celebration (it was recorded last June). Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice; John Georgiadis.