“Opera Overnight” no.2, 11/20/11

Today’s installment of “Opera Overnight” is our second episode, but my first– as you may know, I’m co-producing “Opera Overnight” with Doug Flummer, host of “The Galaxy.” I’m hoping that my contribution will be towards making opera more familiar to listeners, not because I am an authority, but because we’ll take this journey together. In that spirit, I have selected two operas from Hungarian composer Ferenc Erkel; 1861’s “Bánk Bán,” and 1844’s “Hunyadi Lázsló.”

Perhaps, like me, you’ll be less interested in the details of the plot and more intrigued by hearing something new to your ears. In the future, I plan to make similar challenges for you– but for now, let’s just enjoy these. –DaveX

Ferenc Erkel — Bánk Bán
Ferenc Erkel — Hunyadi Lázsló
Johannes Brahms — Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor
Johannes Brahms — Hungarian Dance No.2 in D minor
Johannes Brahms — Hungarian Dance No.3 in F
Johannes Brahms — Hungarian Dance No.4 in F sharp minor

 

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