A Program for Bastille Day

July 15, 2017, 4:30 pm

Let’s celebrate the holiday with a program of French opera and song. A highlight will be the Air de Lia from Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue sung by Victoria de los Angeles. Other artists include Gerard Souzay and Joan Sutherland.

Music

Ravel: Don Quichotte a Dulcinee, “Three Songs”
Gerard Souzay with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Edouard Lindenberg
Recorded in Paris in the 1950s
TESTAMENT SBT 1312

Debussy: L’Enfant Prodigue, “Air de Lia”
Victoria de los Angeles with the Orchestre de la Societe des
Concerts du Conservatoire conducted by Georges Pretre
Recorded in Paris in 1969
EMI 0946 3 45824 2

Faure: “Pavane”
Orchestra of Paris and the Chorus of the Paris Opera
Conducted by Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Recorded in Paris in 1968
EMI 7476472

Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman, “Trio from Act III”
Joan Sutherland, Gabriel Bacquier and Margarita Lilowa
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Richard Bonynge
Recorded in Switzerland in 1972
LONDON 417 365