Szechenyi  - Complete Dances for Orchestra | Naxos 8573807

Szechenyi - Complete Dances for Orchestra

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573807

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 1st December 2017

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About

Count Imre Széchényi of Sárvár-Felsővidék moved in the highest echelons of the Austrian diplomatic service, in a career that ran parallel with his musical activities. Széchényi’s dances, all but three of which were composed in St Petersburg, were popular in his day, and of a quality that saw them placed in concert programmes by his friend Johann Strauss II. Appearing here in their premiere recordings, they reveal a brilliant collection of mazurkas and polkas with a keen sense of humour and deep feeling in their arching musical brush strokes and romantic melodies.

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