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Re: [ARSCLIST] Lysistrata Overture (2)

Of course in 1918, works of German origin often didn't have composer credits or anything that could be considered unpatriotic on the record labels. The Victor Book of the Opera even omitted all German composers for the duration, so Lincke could very likely be the composer if this record was pressed during The Great War. Does "Glow Worm" turn up anywhere in the Overture?


Punto wrote:
After diong a little more digging, I see that the Lincke Lysistrata was written in 1902 (which makes it early enough) and that it is the source of the Glow-worm song, popularized by the Mills Bros., et al. There is definitely an overture (see http://www.schott-music.com/shop/Sheet_Music/Orchestra_Ensembles/Salon_Orchestra_Spa_Orchestra_Combo/show,6860.html ), though I can't point you towards any sheet music for it.

Peter Hirsch

Steven Smolian wrote:
I've a US pathe record no later than 1920. It contains a "Lysistrata Overture" Parts 1 & 2. No composer. It's performed by the Pathe Freres Orchestra. It's probably pressed from French masters.

Any idea who the composer might be?

Steve Smolian

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