Offenbach, Jacques

Festival Offenbach

3CD
26. Apr 2019

Barcode: 0190295499587

Mitwirkende: Roberto Alagna, Marianne Crebassa, Teresa Berganza, José Carreras, Rémy Corazza, Marcel Couraud, Régine Crespin, Natalie Dessay, John Eliot Gardiner, Nicolai Gedda, Barbara Hendricks, Felicity Lott, Mady Mesplé, Marc Minkowski, Edgar Moreau, Kent Nagano, Jessye Norman, Antonio Pappano, Michel Plasson

The music of Jacques Offenbach defines the intoxicating, hedonistic spirit of Paris in the mid-19th century. Above all, there is the galop infernal from Orphée aux enfers, often known simply as ‘the can-can’. That Offenbach also had a gift for lyricism is clear from his haunting, lilting Barcarolle, a highlight of his opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Both pieces feature in this irresistible collection of operetta, opera and orchestral music. Alongside many treasures from the Warner Classics catalogue, it contains the first-time release of Musette for cello and orchestra in performance by Edgar Moreau with Les Forces Majeures and Raphaël Merlin.