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Great Comedy Overtures ()

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composed by Adolphe Adam, Albert Lortzing, Ambroise Thomas, Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, Domenico Cimarosa, Emil von Reznicek, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Ferdinand Hérold, Friedrich von Flotow, Otto Nicolai, Peter Cornelius

Overtures from comic operas and operettas are staples of the light music genre, and some of the most popular are included on this 2015 Naxos album by Lance Friedel and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Because of their memorable tunes, exciting pacing, and colorful orchestration, these effervescent pieces were once ubiquitous in the concert hall and on radio and recordings. While many have slipped into semi-obscurity, among them Peter Cornelius' Overture to Der Barbier von Bagdad, and Adolphe Adam's Overture to Si j' ...

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  1. Overture to "Zampa", for orchestra
  2. Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor), overture to the opera
  3. Il segreto di Susanna, opera: Overture
  4. Overture to "Mignon"
  5. Donna Diana, overture to the opera
  6. Martha, opera: Overture
  7. Fra Diavolo Overture
  8. Zar und Zimmermann, opera: Overture
  9. Il Matrimonio Segreto, opera: Overture
  10. Si j'étais roi, opera: Overture
  11. Der Barbier von Bagdad, opera: Overture
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