Franz Schubert: Overtures vol.1 (Naxos Audio CD)


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Prague Sinfonia
Christian Benda (dir.)

Revered for his incomparable Lieder, Franz Schubert was also an avid operagoer who yearned, largely in vain, for success as a composer of stage works.

This disc features several of his less familiar early overtures, from Der Spiegelritter and Der Teufel als Hydraulicus (circa 1811/2) and his first completed opera, the Medieval fantasy Des Teufels Lustschloss (1813/4), to the Overture in B flat (1816).

It is hard to believe that such accomplished and effective music was the work of a teenager.


Contents and Reviews

Der Teufel als Hydraulicus (The Devil as Engineer), D. 4
Der Spiegelritter (The Looking-Glass Knight), D. 11
Overture in D major, D. 12
Overture in D major, D. 26
Der Teufels Lustschloss, (The Devil’s Pleasure Castle) D. 84
Der vierjährige Posten (The Four-Year Sentry Duty), D. 190
Claudine von Villa Bella (Claudine from Villa Bella), D. 239
Die Freunde von Salamanka (Friends from Salamanca), D. 326
Overture in B flat major, D. 470