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Gounod: Faust/Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne

Notes & Reviews:

Ballet hybrids often eclipse the originals from which they are drawn and such is the case with the music on this disc. Including such popular pieces as the 'can can' from Orpheus in the underworld and the 'Barcarolle' from the Tales Of Hoffmann, there is possibly no better recording on the market than Solti's Of Gaite pparisienne, no recording which fizzes and explodes with such unstoppable energy! just listen! The coupling is the familiar faust ballet music that gounod appended to the score, plus a rarity - Respighi's arrangement of a number of Rossini pieces as Rossiniana - a beautiful score that is somewhat eclipsed by La Boutique Fantasque.


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