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Gems of the Repertoire I: Overtures

Classical MPR.
Minnesota Opera's production of Don Pasquale, composed by Gaetano Donizetti.

Host Frank Byrne introduces the first program of a monthly series called "Gems of the Repertoire," which features wonderful music that, however entertaining and enjoyable, is absent from today's concert halls. This episode includes recordings by Donizetti, Nielsen, Saint-Saens, and Reznicek.

Compositions and Recordings

Overture to Don Pasquale, Gaetano Donizetti
Sir Arthur Mackerras, Pro Arte Orchestra

Maskarade (four excerpts), Carl Nielsen
Thomas Jensen, The Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra

Suite algérienne, Camille Saint-Saëns
Francis Travis, The Swiss Italian Orchestra

Overture to Donna Diana, Emil von Reznicek
Willi Boskovsky, Vienna Philharmonic

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.