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Overture to 'Los esclavos felices'
Arriaga was born in Bilbao, northern Spain, and there, at the age of fourteen, he composed his lone opera, Los esclavos felices (‘The Happy Slaves’). Its overture opens innocently, the flowing pulse suggesting a pastoral scene, while the body of the movement is (almost) pure Rossini, complete with a crescendo to bring in the coda, but with a surprise ending.

from notes by Robert Dearling © 1995

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66800 track 5
Recording date
10 April 1995
Recording venue
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Arriaga & Voríšek: Symphonies (CDA66800)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: September 1995
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