Franz Lehar: Die Blaue Mazur (The Blue Mazurka) (CPO Audio CD 2-Disc Set)

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Die Blaue Mazur (The Blue Mazurka) (CPO Audio CD 2-Disc Set)

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Die Blaue Mazur

Operetta in two acts & one intermezzo by
Leo Stein & Bela Jenbach

Johanna Stojkovic
Julia Bauer
Johan Weigel
Jan Kobow
Hans Christoph Begemann
Kammerchor der Singakademie Frankfurt,
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester,
Frank Beermann

Die Blaue Mazur (The Blue Mazurka) was a celebrated success for Franz Lehár (1870-1948) after its premiere. Musically it is one of his greatest masterpieces.

The successful factors were, firstly, the libretto’s humorous vein; secondly, the mixture of musical styles; and thirdly the dramaturgical role played by dance. The opera is light hearted even in dramatic passages and is peppered throughout by waltzes, dances, the mazurka and the three large scale finales.

“The performance is very capably done…it remains a piece of beautiful lyrical writing, brilliant orchestral colouring and impassioned melody. On CD there’s no reason at all why it should not add to the growing appreciation of Lehár as far more than a composer of brilliant popular melodies.” Gramophone

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