LOU KOSTER (1889-1973): Ouverture légère, Suite dramatique, Waltz Suites: Lore-Lore, Op. 13, Heideland, Unter blühende Linden, Moselträume, Tout-vie - Walzer.

Catalogue Number: 02Q078

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573330

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Koster is rare not only for being Luxembourgeoise but for being (if the adjectival ending didn't already tell you), a woman. The conductor here is responsible for recovering, editing and publishing all these works which one could conveniently file under the rubric "light music" via the Viennese Johann Strauss waltz tradition. The Ouverture légère is rather like a British "comedy overture" while half of the total eight minutes of the Suite dramatique is an operetta overture. So, bright, attractive music which will repay the attention of anyone interested in this genre. None of it is dated but research shows that everything here dates from either the 1920s or 1930s. Orchestre Estro Armonico Luxembourg; Jonathen Kaell.


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