Simon Mayr - Overtures | Naxos 8573484

Simon Mayr - Overtures

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573484

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th July 2016

Contents

Artists

Bavarian Classical Players
Concerto de Bassus
I Virtuosi Italiani

Conductor

Franz Hauk

Works

Mayr, Johann Simon

Arianna in Nasso (Ariadne on Naxos)
» Overture
Cora
» Overture
Ercole in Lidia
» Overture
Gli Americani
» Overture
Il segreto
» Overture
Lauso e Lidia
» Overture
Mennone e Zemira
» Overture
Raul de Crequi
» Overture
Sinfonia in B flat major
Sinfonia in E flat major

Artists

Bavarian Classical Players
Concerto de Bassus
I Virtuosi Italiani

Conductor

Franz Hauk

About

Simon Mayr was born in Bavaria but made his name in Italy. Although familiar with the Venetian two-part and Neapolitan three-part operatic overture traditions, he forged a style which at first mirrored the models of his Viennese contemporaries, then broadened out into large-scale and often virtuosic sinfonias filled with unexpected modulations and intervals and beautiful instrumental solos. Spanning a period of 25 years, the works on this recording include Ral de Crqui with its striking fugal opening, the dramatic Ercole in Lidia with its solo part for harp and Gli Americani which recalls Mozart and Beethoven.

Franz Hauk studied church and school music, with piano and organ, at the Munich Musikhochschule and in Salzburg. In 1988 he took his doctorate with a thesis on church music in Munich at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He has given concerts in Europe and the United States and made a number of recordings. Since October 2002 he has taught in the historical performance and church music department of the Munich Music and Theatre Hochschule, while winning a reputation for his research and the performances he has directed.

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