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The Great War

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 December 2011

Lehar's "socialist" operetta, Eva was in some ways a response to the political upheaval experienced in Austria in the lead up to the Great War. Today Donald Macleod looks at some of the projects that Lehar worked on during this uncertain period, including his response to his brother Anton's dramatic recovery from injury.

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6 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Franz Lehár
    00:00

    Franz Lehár Eva (Das Fabriksmadel) - Act 1: War' es auch nichts als ein Augenblick

    Conductor: Barry Knight Performer: CHANDOS CONCERT ORCHESTRA, Marylin Hill-Smith - Soprano

    CHANDOS, CHAN-8978

  • Image for Franz Lehár
    00:04

    Franz Lehár Eva (Das Fabriksmadel) - Act 1: Scene & Duet - Bestimmung, Fatum, das ist alles

    Conductor: Wolfgang BOZIC Performer: FRANZ LEHAR ORCHESTRA, LEHAR FESTIVAL CHORUS, Reinhard ALESSANDRI - Tenor (Octave), Thomas Zisterer - Baritone (Prunelles)

    CPO, 777-1482

  • Image for Franz Lehár
    00:08

    Franz Lehár Fieber - tone poem

    Conductor: Klauspeter SEIBEL Performer: HANNOVER ORCHESTRA OF NORTH GERMAN RADIO, Robert GAMBILL - Tenor

    CPO, 99423-2

  • Image for Franz Lehár
    00:21

    Franz Lehár Das Furstenkind - Resignation (intermezzo)

    Conductor: Michail JUROWSKI Performer: Berlin State Radio Orchestra

    CPO, 999761-2

  • Image for Franz Lehár
    00:25

    Franz Lehár Schon ist die Welt from "Endlich allein" - Act 2: Introduction & Duet: Es Steht Vom Lieben

    Conductor: Ulf SCHIRMER Performer: MUNICH RADIO ORCHESTRA, Elena MOSUC - Soprano (Elisabeth), Zoran TODOROVICH - Tenor (Georg)

    CPO, 777-055 2

  • Image for Franz Lehár
    00:44

    Franz Lehár Frasquita - Act 2: Schatz, ich bin dieh/Hab' ein blaues Himmelbett

    Conductor: Ernst HAUKE Performer: METROPOLE THEATRE BERLIN ORCHESTRA, Richard TAUBER - Tenor

    EMI, CMS-5676522

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