Albert Wolff

Albert Wolff : RARE : ouverture to Auber's ZANETTA conducted by ALBERT WOLFF

Albert Wolff conducted this ouverture on 10 February 1960 for a VARA-Dutch radio broadcast (live), possilby the first and only recording of this music.

"The overture is very attractive, with its mysterious opening of descending triplets, and dancing common-time theme punctuated by overlapping downward spiralling woodwind figures. Auber, like so many 19th-century composers, had a particular love of the waltz, with Zanetta singled out as the work in which this rhythm predominates"