• Opera Transcriptions & Paraphrases for Bassoon, Harp & Piano

  • CD 9815

Opera Transcriptions & Paraphrases

The world of opera has inspired tributes to its extravagant art from composers and performers since its inception. These tributes have come in many forms, from the sublime transcriptions of Wagner by Franz Liszt to the ridiculous parodies by P.D.Q. Bach (intentional) and Florence Foster Jenkins (unintentional?). In between these two extremes are more practical paeans to the noble form, such as the transcriptions of arias and scenes from Mozart’s operas (some by Mozart himself) for Harmonie (wind band), which were utilized as “advertisement” for his operas.

There are also many fine opera fantasies (most less lofty than those by Liszt) written by instrumental virtuosos to exploit the expressive and technical capabilities of their instruments.

Opera Transcriptions & Paraphrases for Bassoon, Harp & Piano

Listen to this album

Buy it on iTunes Buy it on Spotify Buy it on Google Music Not available on Rdio Buy it on Qobuz Buy it on Amazon Buy it on Deezer Not available on Arkivmusic Buy it on Rhapsody Buy it on Freegal Buy it on Aspiro (Tidal) Not available on Simfy Not available on ClassicOnline Buy it on eMusic Not available on Youtube Not available on Allmusic
Facebook Twitter Add This More