DANIEL-FRANÇOIS-ESPRIT AUBER (1782-1871): Overtures, Vol. 2 - Violin Concerto in D, Overtures and Entr’actes from the Operas Julie, Le Concert à la cour, Fiorella, Lestocq, Léocadie, Couvin and La Fiancée.
Catalogue Number: 07W029
Description: More little-known examples of Auber’s elegant and refined operatic music. Julie was his first stage work, its fantasia-like beauty foreshadowing the operas, opéras-comiques and lyric dramas to come. Striking melodies and haunting episodes abound in these overtures and entr’actes, and there is restrained yet fragrant Iberian color in the overture to Léocadie. The Violin Concerto (c.1805) is lightly scored and gentle, with a tarantella-like finale full of folk vitality. All but the overtures to Fiorella and Léocadie are first recordings. Markéta Čepická (violin), Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice; Dario Salvi.