A Program For Bastille Day

July 13, 2019, 4:30 pm

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How better to celebrate this French holiday than with the sparkling and effervescent music of Jacques Offenbach? Celebrants include Beverly Sills, Richard Tauber, Joan Sutherland, Jussi Björling, and more.

Playlist

“Medley” from La Périchole by Jacques Offenbach
Boston Pops Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor
(Boston 1956. RCA VICTOR 09026‐61429‐2)

“Ah! quel diner” from La Périchole by Jacques Offenbach
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Les Musiciens du Louvre; Marc Minkowski, conductor
(Paris 2001. DGG 289 471 501‐2)

“Au mont Ida” from La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach
Jussi Björling, tenor; Orchestra; Nils Grevillius, conductor
(Stockholm 1938. EMI 5 66309 2)

“J’ai De L’or” from La Vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Jean-Christophe Benoît, baritone; Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; Michel Plasson, conductor
(Toulouse 1976. EMI 9 72652 2)

“Galop” from Geneviève de Brabant by Jacques Offenbach
Boston Pops Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor
(Boston 1956. RCA VICTOR 09026‐61429‐2)

“The Doll Song” from The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach
Beverly Sills, soprano; John Alldis Choir; London Symphony Orchestra; Julius Rudel, conductor
(London 1972. DGG 289 471 768‐2)

“Legend of Kleinzach” from The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach
Richard Tauber, tenor; Chorus and the Berlin Staatskapelle; Ernst Hauke, conductor
(Berlin 1928. EMI 6 98543 2)

“Barcarolle” from The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach
Joan Sutherland, soprano; Huguette Tourangeau, mezzo-soprano; Chorus and the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande; Richard Bonynge, conductor
(Lausanne 1971. LONDON 421 314‐2)