Ballet Music and Entr’actes from French Opera | Australian Eloquence ELQ4808480

Ballet Music and Entr’actes from French Opera

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4808480

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th January 2015

Contents

Works

Auber, Daniel

La Neige
» Overture

Bizet, Georges

Don Procopio
» Entr'acte to Act 3

Boieldieu, Francois Adrien

La Dame Blanche
» Overture

Delibes, Leo

Kassya
» Prelude (Act 3)
Le Roi l'a dit
» Entr'acte (Act 3)

Gounod, Charles

La Reine de Saba
» Waltz
Le Tribut de Zamora
» Danse grecque

Massenet, Jules

Cherubin
» Overture to Act 3
Don Cesar de Bazan
» Sevillana
La Navarraise
» Nocturne
Le Roi de Lahore
» Entr'acte (Act 5)
» Waltz (Act 3)
Les Erinnyes
» Entr'acte (Act 3)
» Invocation

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Le Prophete
» Coronation March (Act 4)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Henry VIII
» Danse de la Gipsy

Artists

London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Richard Bonynge

Works

Auber, Daniel

La Neige
» Overture

Bizet, Georges

Don Procopio
» Entr'acte to Act 3

Boieldieu, Francois Adrien

La Dame Blanche
» Overture

Delibes, Leo

Kassya
» Prelude (Act 3)
Le Roi l'a dit
» Entr'acte (Act 3)

Gounod, Charles

La Reine de Saba
» Waltz
Le Tribut de Zamora
» Danse grecque

Massenet, Jules

Cherubin
» Overture to Act 3
Don Cesar de Bazan
» Sevillana
La Navarraise
» Nocturne
Le Roi de Lahore
» Entr'acte (Act 5)
» Waltz (Act 3)
Les Erinnyes
» Entr'acte (Act 3)
» Invocation

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Le Prophete
» Coronation March (Act 4)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Henry VIII
» Danse de la Gipsy

Artists

London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Richard Bonynge

About

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a fertile period for the Bonynge-Sutherland duo. Whilst fulfilling a fiendish concert schedule, they produced a string of opera sets for Decca with leading artists of the day which have become classics of the catalogue.

But Richard Bonynge also found time to make recordings of ballet music, overtures and curiosities such as 'Ballet Music and Entr'actes from French Opera', taped in 1971. The world of nineteenth-century opera is rich and colourful, and on this recording we enter a rarely glimpsed but seductive part of it. It is a heady confection of the well-known mixing with forgotten charms.

But what makes this issue especially invaluable is the fact that Bonynge recorded two extra items during the recording session for which there was no room on the original LP. One of them is an exquisitely beautiful and haunting prelude from Massenet's Les Érinnyes, the other from Delibes' last opera Kassya, which was orchestrated by Massenet after the Delibes's death in 1891, and first performed in 1893. They are published for the first time.

The entire disc has been remastered from the original tapes.

the record enjoyably enough fills some gaps in the catalogue, and performance and recording are first class.’ - Gramophone

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