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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Interpretation of Wonderful Overtures, 18 Oct 2010
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Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra is a tried and tested combination and still one of the best around.

There are seven overtures, including the greatest hits of this Austrian-Dalmatian Composer.

The brass on the Light Cavalry Overture has a brilliant sonorous clarity and the climax is wonderfully energetic; the cello playing on Morning Noon and Night in Vienna and Poet and Peasant is the best I've heard - nice to see Guy Fouquet getting a very well deserved mention on the CD cover. The other overtures are Jolly Robbers, Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), The Beautiful Galatea and Fatinitza.

Suppe is far less well known than Johann Strauss but his operetta music has wonderful dance rhythms, chiefly waltzes and he offers more variation, a bit like J.S. with attitude.

Very highly recommended - an exceptional recording with wonderfully lyrical music, breathtakingly performed. It is well worth purchasing for the oustanding versions of the Light Cavalry and Poet and Peasant alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING, 18 Nov 2010
This review is from: Suppé: Overtures (Audio CD)
This is another cd that made the O.S.M/Dutoit combination so admired,coupled with the superb acoustics at St.Eustache in Montreal,and John Dunkerley as recording engineer,it`s a winning combination.

The Light Cavalry is probably one of the best interpretations you will ever hear,along with Poet and Peasant,but for me,the real surprise and gem,is the second overture "Fatinitza",why is this overture never heard in the concert hall,or recorded more often?.The wonderful elegant swagger and playing of the strings from the 5 min mark is one to die for,just absolutely sumptious,and elegant,this overture is a "real" find,and hats off to the person who decided to include it,and give us the chance to hear a different Suppe overture.

The "Jolly Robbers" is also one of those overtures we need to hear more often,and this recording really does do it justice,so along with the more familiar, this a cd to dip into,or play right through,sound,playing is absolutely pure gold,and one that leaves others way behind,sumptious,elegant strings,sonorous brass,wonderful woodwind playing,one of the best enginnerss in the business.

I were fortunate to meet Charles Dutoit at the Royal Festival Hall a few years ago, and I commented and complimented him on this particular cd,and the inclusion of Fatinitza,which I said was a real find,and he replied enthusiastically,it is one of those gems, that they really enjoyed putting onto cd,and that pleasure comes through......this is no ordinary Suppe overture complilation,this is THE BEST cd of his overtures,dont hesitate,click and buy it,you wont regret it.
Lawrence Cody
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5.0 out of 5 stars MAGICAL, 30 Jun 2013
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A WONDERFUL BRIGHT AND COLOURFUL RECORDING OF SUPPE'S FAVOURITE OVERTURES. A MUST FOR ALL SUPPE FANS WHO ENJOY HIS MUSIC
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting Music, 28 Nov 2012
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Music is background to me, while working on the computer and this fits the bill perfectly.
Also a good orchestra that keeps the tempos while being romantic at the same time.
So why not have it !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dutoit - Suppe Overtures, 17 Aug 2011
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I had been looking for a good recording of these overtures for quite a long time.Greater ability on the Internet indicated a quality product with which I'm very pleased.
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