Franz Lehár (1870-1948) found remarkably expressive and brilliantly
colorful sounds for the drama and romantic moods of this unique topic. The
style was decisively influenced by the familiar cadence of Hungarian gypsy
music in the composer's native country. This is not only evidenced by the
csárdás rhythms or the inclusion of the cymbalom in the arrangement, but
above all by the many pronouncedly melancholy hues of the melody and
harmony produced by the use of minor keys. After "The Merry Widow" and "The
Count of Luxembourg", "Gipsy Love" is Franz Lehár's third most successful
operetta. After its triumphant Vienna premiere in 1910, it was performed,
for example, at the Empire Theater in Darjeeling, at the foot of the
Himalayas! The location shots in our production were filmed in Austria's
Helenental and Vienna Woods.

Composer: Franz Lehár
Title: Zigeunerliebe
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Staged By: Wolfgang Glück
Soloist: Colette Lorand, Janet Perry, Ion Buzea, Adolf Dallapozza, Heinz Friedrich
Set: Theo Harisch
Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Chorus: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Video Director: Václav Kašlík
Genre: Operetta
Length: 87 minutes
Cat.No.: A05004530
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This production is released on DVD by Dreamlife in Japan.