CARL MICHAEL ZIEHRER
DANIEL BEHLE · THOMAS DEWALD · MARIA LEYER · KARL FÄTH · ANNELI PFEFFER · WDR RUNDFUNKCHOR KÖLN · WDR FUNKHAUSORCHESTER KÖLN · HELMUTH FROSCHAUER
In the field of entertainment music, Ziehrer’s name was soon a quality brand in Vienna, especially as Carl Haslinger, Johann Strauss Jr.’s publisher, provided him with valuable assistance. Unlike Strauss, Ziehrer came from the piano, so he was not a standing leading violinist, but availed himself of a baton. He wrote countless orchestral compositions, above all waltzes, but also marches and polkas, including many that would be termed ‘hits’ today – as well as more than twenty stage works. Most of these operettas are almost forgotten today, and merely Die Landstreicher (1899) comes to mind. It is a merry and graceful work in a popular tone and with a slightly sentimental mood. This recording is another juwel for the Capriccio Operetta Edition who takes care of these unjustly forgotten composers and pieces.