French Ballet Music: Debussy, Delibes, Gounod, Saint-Saens / Sir Thomas Beecham

Audio Samples

>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Le roi s'amuse, incidental music ("Six airs de danse dans le style ancien")
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Debussy, Claude : L'Enfant prodigue
>     Cortège et air de danse
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>     Act 1. Danse des prêtresses de Dagon
>     Act 3. Bacchanale
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>     Part 2. Danse des sylphes
>     Part 3. Menuet des follets
>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon
>     Act 1. Valse
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 1. Les Nubiennes (Allegretto
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 2. Adagio
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 3. Danse antique (Allegretto)
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 4. Variations de Cléopâtre (Moderato maestoso)
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 5. Les Troyennes (Moderato con moto)
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 6. Variations du miroir (Allegretto)
>     Ballet Music. Act 5. no 7. Danse de Phryné (Allegro vivo)

Album Summary

>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Le roi s'amuse, incidental music ("Six airs de danse dans le style ancien")
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
>Debussy, Claude : L'Enfant prodigue
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
The great thing about Beecham's conducting of such pieces as the dances from Samson and Delilah is that he enjoyed himself so enormously and, of course, he had an unbounded ability to make his players enjoy themselves too. Beecham's genius for dealing with music of this sort is greatly in evidence in this collection and the record provides the most delightful relaxation.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Le roi s'amuse, incidental music ("Six airs de danse dans le style ancien")
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (05/12/1958/05/16/1958)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Debussy, Claude : L'Enfant prodigue :: Cortège et air de danse
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/05/1959/11/23/1959)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1884

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila :: Act 1. Danse des prêtresses de Dagon
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studio No.1/Kingsway Hall, London, England (10/20/1958/11/23/2959)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila :: Act 3. Bacchanale
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studio No.1/Kingsway Hall, London, England (10/20/1958/11/23/2959)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 :: Part 2. Danse des sylphes
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 :: Part 3. Menuet des follets
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon :: Act 1. Valse
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 1. Les Nubiennes (Allegretto
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 2. Adagio
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 3. Danse antique (Allegretto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 4. Variations de Cléopâtre (Moderato maestoso)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 5. Les Troyennes (Moderato con moto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 6. Variations du miroir (Allegretto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ballet Music. Act 5. no 7. Danse de Phryné (Allegro vivo)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (10/09/1957/11/03/1957)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859