Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne; Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque

Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne; Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque

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by Arthur Fiedler
     
 
There are few performances of the Offenbach/Rosenthal ballet "Gaîté Parisienne" to match Arthur Fiedler's delightful 1954 recording with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the companion piece on this RCA Living Stereo reissue, the Rossini/

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There are few performances of the Offenbach/Rosenthal ballet "Gaîté Parisienne" to match Arthur Fiedler's delightful 1954 recording with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the companion piece on this RCA Living Stereo reissue, the Rossini/Respighi ballet "La boutique fantasque," is similarly a joy to hear again since the 1956 performance is still a classic among few competitors. Everything is vivid and sparkling in this sonic showcase: both historic recordings represent RCA's exceptional efforts in pioneering stereo reproduction, and as early examples of the art, they are astonishingly fresh and vibrant. Even by today's digital standards, these remastered ADD recordings stand up quite well in clarity, color, and frequency range. Yet even though several modern, all-digital recordings of "Gaîté Parisienne" and "La boutique fantasque" can boast superior technology, it's hard to find any who can top Fiedler for joie de vivre or his brilliant orchestra for expertise in this effervescent repertoire.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828766641929
catalogNumber:
66419
Rank:
187

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Tracks

  1. Gaîté Parisienne, ballet (music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal)

    1. Allegro  (02:02)
    2. Allegro brillante  (01:00)
    3. Polka  (01:25)
    4. Ländler: Allegro  (01:33)
    5. Mazurka  (02:12)
    6. Valse  (01:59)
    7. Allegro  (01:03)
    8. Polka  (01:19)
    9. Valse  (02:51)
    10. Tempo di marcia  (01:18)
    11. Valse  (01:47)
    12. Allegro vivo  (00:11)
    13. Valse  (01:53)
    14. Allegro vivace; Misterioso  (02:07)
    15. Valse  (02:40)
    16. Allegro vivo  (00:25)
    17. Cancan  (01:44)
    18. Quadrille  (01:51)
    19. Allegro moderato  (00:41)
    20. Allegro  (00:23)
    21. Vivo  (00:57)
    22. Vivo  (01:02)
    23. Barcarolle  (03:50)
  2. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Overture

    1. Overture  (04:48)
  3. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Tarantelle

    1. Tarantelle  (02:11)
  4. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Vivo

    1. Vivo  (00:37)
  5. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Mazurka

    1. Mazurka  (02:24)
  6. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Danse cosaque

    1. Danse cosaque  (02:10)
  7. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Cancan

    1. Cancan  (02:00)
  8. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Valse lente

    1. Valse lente  (04:11)
  9. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Nocturne

    1. Nocturne  (03:40)
  10. La boutique fantasque, ballet after Rossini, P. 120: Galop

    1. Galop  (05:12)

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