Jewels of French Ballet (CD)

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ALC1386
Artist:
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Vienna Philharmonic, John Lanchberry, Herbert von Karajan

“The orchestra is on its toes, and Solti gets some exhilarating playing … Gounod’s unshakably popular dances for Goethe’s vision of a Witches’ Sabbath, is welcomed for excellent playing and sumptuous sound” “Karajan’s re-thinking that has gone into these makes them unusually exciting. Coppélia in particular sounds much better music than in most performances, and the golden playing of the Berlin Philharmonic, and immense care over details make you hang on every note. The Prelude is the most lyrical I have ever heard, and rhapsodic woodwind solos are surprisingly lovely” (Gramophone)

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Tracklisting:

Gaieté Parisienne (Offenbach/Rosenthal) [24:33]
[1] Overture (La Vie Parisienne) 1:57
[2] Allegro brillante (Mesdames de la Halle) 1:04
[3] Polka (Voyage dans la Lune) 1:47
[4] Valse (La Vie Parisienne) 1:46
[5] Polka (La Belle Hélène) 1:16
[6] Valse lente (Orpheus) 3:08
[7] Tempo di marcia (Tromb-al-Cazar) 1:20
[8] Valse moderato (La Belle Hélène) 1:49
[9] Valse (La Périchole) 2:50
[10] Can-can (Robinson Crusoe) 1:57
[11] Vivo (Orpheus) – Barcarolle (Contes d’Hoffmann) 5:33

Faust Ballet Music (Gounod) [10:08]
[12] Allegretto (Tempo di valse) 2:31[13] Allegretto 1:23
[14] Moderato con moto 2:21 [15] Allegretto 1:37
[16] Allegro vivo 2:13

La Fille Mal Gardée (Hérold/Lanchbery)
[17] Clog Dance 3:04

Giselle (Adam) [10:44]
[18] Valse 2:45
[19] Grand Pas de Deux 4:25
[20] Variations 3:34

Coppélia (Delibes) [14:16]
[21] Prelude – Mazurka 6:32
[22] Scene – Swanhilde’s Waltz 3:31
[23] Czardas 4:12

Les Sylphides (Chopin/Douglas) [15:48]
[24] Prelude, Op.28 No.7 1:25
[25] Waltz, Op.70 No.1 2:10
[26] Mazurka, Op.67 No.3 1:53
[27] Waltz, Op.64 No.2 4:23
[28] Grande Valse Brillante, Op.18 5:55