Herbert: Cello Concertos; Operetta Spectacular (2CD)
Favourite arias and romantic concertos by a pioneer of American operetta.
Born in Dublin, Victor Herbert began his career as a cellist in Germany, playing for Eduard Strauss, for Brahms and Liszt and emigrated to the US as principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera. Established in New York, Herbert developed his orchestral and vocal writing and became an early recording artist.
Herbert was a composer for Broadway with hits such as "Babes in Toyland" (1894) and "The Red Mill" (1906). "Naughty Marietta" (1910) and "Sweethearts" (1913) followed in time.
Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 8
Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30
The Mountain Brook
Lynn Harrell, cello
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Naughty Marietta: Italienisches Strassenlied (The Italian Street Song)
The Red Mill: The Streets of New York
Orange Blossoms: A Kiss in the dark / Mlle Modiste: Kiss me again
The Red Mill: Every Day is Ladies’ Day
Naughty Marietta: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp/Mlle Modiste: I Want What I Want When I Want It
Naughty Marietta: Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Babes in Toyland: Overture
Sweethearts: Sweethearts/The Only Girl: When You’re Away
The Red Mill: Moonbeams
Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys
Babes in Toyland: Finale
Kingsway Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
The Enchantress: Art is Calling for Me
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
London Symphony Orchestra