Offenbach Archive

Sir Dan Godfrey: A Sesquicentennial Salute – Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra/ Sir Dan Godfrey – Pristine Classical 

Sir Dan Godfrey: A Sesquicentennial Salute – Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra/ Sir Dan Godfrey – Pristine Classical 

For Godfrey’s 150th anniversary, Mark Obert-Thorn supplies us a generous bounty of classic recordings, immaculate in their restored sound. Sir Dan Godfrey: A Sesquicentennial Salute = MOZART: Syphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 555 “Jupiter”; HANDEL: Largo from Xerxes; MEYERBEER: Coronation March from Le Prophete; WAGNER: Homage March; GERMAN: Three Dances from Henry VIII: […]

Sommernachts Konzert 2016 (Summer Night Concert) = Music of BIZET, BERLIOZ, POULENC, SAINT-SAENS & others – Vienna Phil./ Bychkov – Sony

Sommernachts Konzert 2016 (Summer Night Concert) = Music of BIZET, BERLIOZ, POULENC, SAINT-SAENS & others – Vienna Phil./ Bychkov – Sony

Semyon Bychkov leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a French program of colorful energy. B01DFY8L1M  Sommernachts Konzert 2016 (Summer Night Concert) = BIZET: Farandole from L’Arlessienne Suite No. 2; BERLIOZ: Marche Hongroise from Le Damnation de Faust, Op. 24; POULENC: Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra; SAINT-SAENS: Finale from Le Carnaval des animaux; RAVEL: Daphnis et […]

Opera Fantaisie — BELLINI: Norma: Theme and Variations; TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin: Fantasia; BIZET: Carmen: Paraphrase; MEHUL: Je Suis Encore dans mon Printemps: Variations; GOUNOD: Faust: Fantasia; OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Fantasia; DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor: Fantasia – Emmanuel Ceysson, harp – Naïve

Opera Fantaisie — BELLINI: Norma: Theme and Variations; TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin: Fantasia; BIZET: Carmen: Paraphrase; MEHUL: Je Suis Encore dans mon Printemps: Variations; GOUNOD: Faust: Fantasia; OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Fantasia; DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor: Fantasia – Emmanuel Ceysson, harp – Naïve

The solo harp finds either a demon or an angel in Monsieur Ceysson’s accounts of “salon” arrangements of operas that may have electrified Paris in their time, but certainly astound us here and now.