Johann Strauss II - Aschenbrodel (Cinderella) (complete ballet) | CPO 7779502

Johann Strauss II - Aschenbrodel (Cinderella) (complete ballet)

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7779502

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 28th September 2018

Contents

Artists

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Conductor

Ernst Theis

Works

Strauss II, Johann

Aschenbrodel (Cinderella)

Artists

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien

Conductor

Ernst Theis

About

It is not at all surprising that a composer of dance music might eventually get around to writing a full-length dance composition. But the music for the full-length ballet Aschenbrödel (Cinderella) is the swan song of Johann Strauss. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to complete the work. Before his death he had orchestrated the first act and half of the third act. Ballet composer Josef Bayer was assigned the task of completing the work, and he used the extensive sketches to produce a performable version. Over the years a lot of new source material has surfaced. On the basis of these sources the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna has made a new recording of this work. The result is also a sort of rediscovery of Aschenbrödel. The conductor is the Strauss specialist Ernst Theis.

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