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Glühwürmchen-Idyll
composer
1902; composed for a performance of Lysistrata

Recordings
'European Light Music Classics' (CDH55477)
European Light Music Classics
CDH55477  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) November 2014 Release  
Details
Track 5 on CDH55477 [7'01] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) November 2014 Release

Glühwürmchen-Idyll
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Paul Lincke (1866–1946) was one of Germany’s finest melodists and the composer of many short pieces indelibly associated with the city of Berlin. He played and conducted in dance orchestras and theatres and was for two seasons musical director at the Folies-Bergère in Paris before establishing himself as conductor at Berlin’s Apollo Theatre. In 1899 he composed the first of a series of short operettas for the Apollo, which concentrated less on dramatic integration than on spectacle and individual display pieces. It was for one of these, Lysistrata (1902), a burlesque of the Aristophanes story, that Lincke produced the haunting Glühwürmchen-Idyll (‘Glow worm idyll’). For concert performance he added to the operetta’s song a contrasted central section, in which form the piece became a celebrated vehicle for the ballerina Anna Pavlova.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55477 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-99805
Duration
7'01
Recording date
25 July 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. European Light Music Classics (CDA66998)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: January 1998
    Deletion date: December 2012
    Superseded by CDH55477
  2. European Light Music Classics (CDH55477)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) November 2014 Release
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