Offenbach - Overtures | Naxos 8573694

Offenbach - Overtures

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573694

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 10th November 2017

Contents

Artists

Orchestre National de Lille

Conductor

Darrell Ang

Works

Offenbach, Jacques

L'ile de Tulipatan (The island of Tulipatan)
» Overture
La Belle Helene
» Overture
La Fille du Tambour Major
» Overture
La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein
» Overture
La Vie parisienne
» Overture
Monsieur et Madame Denis
» Overture
Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee aux enfers)
» Overture
Ouverture a grand orchestre
Vert-Vert
» Overture

Artists

Orchestre National de Lille

Conductor

Darrell Ang

About

Jacques Offenbach is best remembered for his operettas, but the dramatic Ouverture à grand orchestre is a rarely heard early piece that presages his future in musical theatre. The enduring popularity of Orpheus in the Underworld is due in no small part to the Can-Can, now one of the most iconic pieces in Western classical music. Orpheus was Offenbach’s first full-length operetta, and The Drum-Major’s Daughter was to be his last, those in between including the popular vaudeville of Monsieur et Madame Denis, humorous satires on Parisian life, and La belle Hélène, an instant success that enjoyed an initial run of 700 performances.

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