JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS (1756-1792): Overtures, Ballet Music and Marches from the Opera Aeneas in Carthage.
Catalogue Number: 02L044
Description: Only five of Kraus' eleven operas survive and this one, a six-act monster from 1872, generally agreed to be his finest work in the genre, was not premiered until 1799. From the 65 minutes of orchestral music recorded here you will still get an idea of the leitmotivic ideas anticipating Beethoven and Wagner and the influences of Gluck and the German Sturm und Drang. Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä; Patrick Gallois.