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Can-can And Other Dances From The Opera


Release Date: 05/09/1995 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8550924   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachCharles GounodBedrich SmetanaCamille Saint-Saëns,   ... 
Conductor:  Johannes WildnerBarry WordsworthStephen GunzenhauserKeith Clark,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic OrchestraCzecho-Slovak Radio SymphonySlovak Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Orphée aux enfers: Can-can by Jacques Offenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858/1874; Paris, France 
2. Faust: Ballet Music by Charles Gounod
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
3. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Polka by Bedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
4. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Furiant by Bedrich Smetana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
5. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
6. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner,  Barry Wordsworth,  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Keith Clark  ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Written: 1877 
7. Sorochintsy fair: Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1880). 
8. La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
9. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
10. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
11. Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
12. La vida breve: Interlude and Dance by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
13. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1869 - 1887). 

Sound Samples

Orphee aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Act II: Can-Can
Faust: I. Les Nubiennes: Allegretto
Faust: III. Danse antique: Allegretto
Faust: V. Les Troyennes: Moderato con moto
Faust: VI. Variation du Miroir: Allegretto
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act I, Scene 5: Polka
Prodana nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act II, Scene 1: Furiant
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann): Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarole
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale
Sorochinskaya yarmarka (Sorochintsi Fair): Sorochintsy Fair: Gopak (Hopak)
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Act III, Scene 1: Polonaise
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Act II, Scene 1: Waltz
Khovanshchina: Act IV: Dance of the Persian Slaves
La vida breve: Interlude and Dance
Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor): Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A rather disappointing recording August 11, 2012 By William Thurman (Thomaston, GA) See All My Reviews "The virtue of this recording is the large number of operatic dance scenes included; the variety of music and the length of the CD are impressive. However, I was really disappointed that only four of the seven sections of the ballet music from Gounod's "Faust" are present. Surely we could do without another "Can-can" in exchange for the complete "Faust" ballet music. Both the performances and the quality of the recordings are adequate, but they leave much to be desired in terms of brio." Report Abuse
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