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« on: March 20, 2020, 09:42:41 pm »

As an avid fan of Auber, especially the overtures it's great to see Naxos inaugurating a series -

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574005



but what happened to this project -

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573553



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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 10:00:33 pm »

In his biography, it is stated that one of Auber's first big hits in Paris was a violin concerto. I wonder whatever became of it?
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 06:33:46 am »

Volume 2 of this series on its way, and it has the Violin Concerto on the disc:

https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574006
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 01:43:25 am »

Yay!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 07:28:14 am »

Thanks for sharing the series of AUBER. I needed it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 10:19:48 pm »

I'm rather surprised. The Violin Concerto sounds like it's scored only for string orchestra. I wonder if that's how Auber originally orchestrated it, or if they only had a piano reduction to work with.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2020, 06:41:30 pm »

Fleisher has score and parts which are given as: solo violin, flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns and strings.
The Kalmus edition of the concerto (c. 1940) is held by a number of libraries, including NYPL. The score can also be downloaded from IMSLP.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 07:28:58 pm »

Few composers have had such a fall from grace as poor old Auber. Is there any other composer with a station named after him? Yet his music has practically falled from sight entirely.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2020, 01:06:03 am »

However the violin concerto is orchestrated, from the excerpts it sounds like they only used a string orchestra.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2020, 09:22:50 pm »

The first movement is now on YouTube and one can definitely hear the wind instruments in the opening tutti. I will listen to the whole movement later, but thought I should post now to set Jim's mind at rest.
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