Strauss – Einzugsmarsch from the “Zigeunerbaron” (Vienna Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta)

Conducted by Zubin Mehta, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Einzugsmarsch from the “Zigeunerbaron” (The Gypsy Baron), an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II. Recorded at the the Heldenplatz in Vienna on May 29, 1999. Published by the EuroArts channel.

The Gypsy Baron was premiered at the Theater an der Wien on 24 October 1885. Its libretto was by the author Ignaz Schnitzer and in turn was based on Sáffi by Mór Jókai.composer’s lifetime, the operetta enjoyed great success.

The story, of the marriage of a landowner (returned from exile) and a gypsy girl who is revealed as the daughter of a Turkish Pasha, and the rightful owner of a hidden treasure, involves a fortune-telling Romany Queen, a self-important Mayor, a rascally Commissioner, a Military Governor, a band of Gypsies and a troop of Hussars. The place of the story is Hungary and the time is late 18th century.

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