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Robert Schumann / Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Schubert / Carl Maria von Weber / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Christoph Willibald Gluck / Luigi Cherubini

Wiener Philharmoniker/L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Romantic Overtures Vol.3

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  • Type CD
  • Label Australian Eloquence
  • UPC 0028948039029
  • Catalog number ELQ 4803902
  • Release date 29 March 13

About the album

Romantic Overtures – Volume 3 features a conductor who recorded for Decca over a span of 36 years, from the 78 / early LP era (1949) to 1985: Karl Münchinger. Best known for his recordings from the Baroque and Classical eras, made mostly with ‘his’ Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, he also recorded with the Vienna Philharmonic and made just one recording – of Schumann’s Manfred and Gluck’s Alceste Overtures – with L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (in 1954). Appearing on CD for the first time, they round off a 2CD set that includes, also for the first time on CD, Münchinger’s recording of Beethoven Overtures, as well as a remarkable recording ‘Romantic Overtures’ of music by Weber, Schumann, Schubert, Cherubini and Mendelssohn. Also included is Schubert’s Zauberharfe overture which appeared on Münchinger’s famous disc of the incidental music for Rosamunde.

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