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Renoir - Romantic Dance Classics from the Age of Impressionism

Album Summary

>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
>Respighi, Ottorino : La boutique fantasque
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 2
>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
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Notes & Reviews:

The magic of the dance in music, with an emphasis on Paris towards the end of the nineteenth century. Orchestral works by Ravel ('La Valse'), Offenbach, Berlioz and others capture the mood of Renoir's beautiful portrait of dancers. Music for dancing and dreaming.



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Works Details

>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène :: Overture
  • Conductor: Hans-Jürgen Walther
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1866-1873

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Andreas Sporri
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830

>Ravel, Maurice : La valse
  • Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1919-1920

>Respighi, Ottorino : La boutique fantasque :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Don Jackson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1918

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Romance for violin & orchestra in C major, Op. 48
  • Performer: Ruggiero Ricci (Violin)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Peters
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 2 :: In
  • Conductor: Yun-Sung Chang
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 2 :: Fa
  • Conductor: Yun-Sung Chang
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Ravel, Maurice : Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 :: Awakening
  • Conductor: Vakhtang Kakgidze
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major :: Allegremente
  • Performer: Mi-Joo Lee (Piano)
  • Conductor: Marko Munih
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Don Jackson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892