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Gotovac: Ero the Joker on cpo


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M. Yaskovsky
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« on: February 12, 2020, 07:47:13 am »

A recording of Gotovac's opera Ero the Joker is available on the cpo label https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/jakov-gotovac-ero-der-schelm/hnum/6096029
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 10:10:47 pm »

Very interesting!

My father, back in the 60s, had a number of LPs issued by "World Music", which I think may have been a subscription service. One of these contained, amongst other things, a track labelled "Kolo (round dance) from Ero the Joker" - which I very much enjoyed, and which sparked an interest in the music of the Balkans. So here is the complete opera. Not the first recording, though. When I came to sort through my father's possessions after his death, though, all these LPs had vanished.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 11:55:31 pm »


Listened to the composer conducted 1961 version on YouTube and enjoyed it.  Whilst this apparently most successful Croatian opera does not seem to me to be the equal of Hary Janos, a loose Hungarian counterpart, a first listen has persuaded me to purchase a lossless download version of the CPO release from Chandos as soon as it becomes available. I hope it comes with an English version of the libretto.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 02:05:21 pm »


I hope it comes with an English version of the libretto.

I can confirm, for those who may be interested, the cpo CD comes with an English (and German) translation of the Croatian libretto.  Smiley Cheesy Grin
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