A Night at the Opera
Highly acclaimed by critics, this CD highlights wind arrangements of operatic excerpts as originally performed in Vienna between 1792 and 1821.
Well-known excerpts from Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' and 'The Magic Flute', Rossini's 'Barber of Seville' and Beethoven's 'Fidelio'.
Melbourne Windpower brings the late-18th century tradition of wind ensemble music to the present day. The members of Melbourne WIndpower perform with the State Orchestra of Victoria. Melbourne Windpower's first CD (Move 3082) has evoked excellent reviews, such as "Melbourne Windpower continues to impress with its stylish interpretations ... excellent performances ... sonorities and tunings between instruments almost ideal." (The Age). The group is directed by Richard Runnels whose first solo CD, Horn Destinations (Move 3106), has received critical praise, including "Enticing ... this recording is a delight." (The Age).
Melbourne Windpower brings the late 18th century tradition of wind ensemble music to the present day. The members of Melbourne Windpower perform with the State Orchestra of Victoria.
American-born horn player Richard Runnels, is currently the principal horn of the Orchestra Victoria. Richard has conducted for the Australian Ballet and made his opera conducting debut at the 1987 Spoleto Festival in Italy. He also directs Melbourne Windpower.
“... as deftly, imaginatively performed as it is inspired ... May Melbourne Windpower blow on forever.”
— The Age
“The ensemble work, pitch and general finesse are of the highest calibre, while the liner notes are exemplary. Highly recommended.”
— The Melbourne Report
- Largo al Factotum
- La Calunnia e'un Venticello
- Di si felice innesto
- Se a caso madama
- Voi che sapete
- Dove sono i bei momenti
- Ecco la marcia
- O war'ich schon mit dir
- Mir ist so wunderbar
- Hat man nicht auch Gold
- O namenlose Freude!
- Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
- Bei Männern, welche Liebe Fühlen
- Das klinget so herrlich
- Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden
- Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen
- Papageno! Bist du mir nun ganz gegeben?
The Barber of Seville Gioacchino Rossini
The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fidelio Ludwig van Beethoven
The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
Where to buy
This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Martin Wright
- Martin Wright
- Melbourne Concert Hall
- Release date
- © 1991 Move Records
- ℗ 1991 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MD 3110
- EAN 9314574311020