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Solti at the Ballet (FLAC)

Solti at the Ballet (FLAC)

Solti at the Ballet (FLAC)

Composer: Paul Dukas, Jacques Offenbach, Ottorino Respighi, Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Edward Druzinsky, John Sharp, Ruben Gonzalez
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Eloquence
Catalogue: ELQ4806589
Release: 2016
Size: 674 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne
01. 1. Overture
02. 2. Allegro brillante
03. 3. Polka
04. 4. Allegro – Valse
05. 5. Mazurka (Allegro)
06. 6. Valse
07. 7. (Allegro)
08. 8. Polka
09. 9. Valse lente
10. 10. Tempo di marcia
11. 11. Valse
12. 12. Allegro vivo – Valse
13. 13. Allegro vivace. Misterioso
14. 14. Valse
15. 15. Allegro – Cancan
16. 16. Quadrille – Cancan
17. 17. Allegro moderato
18. 18. Allegro
19. 19. Leggiero
20. 20. Vivo
21. 21. Barcarolle

Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque, PP120
22. Overture
23 .Tarantella
24. Mazurka
25. Cossack Danse
26. Can-Can
27. Valse lente
28. Nocturne
29. Galop

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite
30. 1. Scene – Swan Theme
31. 2. Valse in A
32. 3. Danse des petits cygnes
33. 4. Scene
34. 5a. Danse Hongroise
35. 5b. Danse Espagnole
36. 5c. Danse Napolitaine

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
37. 1. Miniature Overture
38. 2a. March
39. 2b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
40. 2c. Russian Dance (Trepak)
41. 2d. Arabian Dance (Coffee)
42. 2e. Chinese Dance (Tea)
43. 2f. Dance of the Reed-Pipes
44. 3. Waltz of the Flowers

45. Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Hungarian-born conductor Georg Solti (1912–1997) was one of Decca’s most prolific recording artists. Eloquence’s survey of his recordings features, in the main, some of his earliest recordings for the company. Although recorded as far back as 1960, during his tenure with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Solti’s recording of Gaîté parisienne remains one of the sonically most thrilling orchestral recordings ever to be made and a performance that is no less impactful. Both the Rossini/Respighi and the Dukas pieces were recorded with the Israel Philharmonic in the late 1950s at a time when Solti also recorded music by Mozart, Schubert Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky with this orchestra. The coupling of the Rossini/Respighi and Dukas works was the first recording Decca was to issue with the Israel Philharmonic (in September 1957).

In 1967, Solti became music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a post he held until 1991. During his tenure there, his work as a recording artist continued unabated, including complete symphony cycles by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Bruckner and Tchaikovsky. As music director laureate, he continued to record with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra until 1997.

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