STANISLAW MONIUSZKO (1819-1872): Overtures to The Fairy Tale, Paria, Halka, Verbum nobile, The Raftsman, The Countess, The Haunted Manor, The New Don Quixote, The Hetman's Mistress and Jawnuta - Idyll.
Catalogue Number: 02P051
Description: This 80-minute disc brings us the overtures to just about 40% of the Polish composer's operas and operettas, five of which now exist on disc in complete recordings. But there is plenty more of his melodic facility on view in the remaining four while The Fairy Tale of 1848, the longest piece here at 13:26, is a tone-poem in quasi-Lisztian style. Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit.