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Offenbach: Overtures / Ang, Orchestre National de Lille


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573694  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jacques Offenbach is best remembered for his operettas, but the dramatic Ouverture a grand orchestra is a rarely heard early piece that presages his future in musical theatre. The enduring popularity of Orpheus in the Underworld is due in no small part to the Can-Can, now one of the most iconic pieces in Western classical music. Orpheus was Offenbach’s first full-length operetta, and The Drum-Major’s Daughter was to be his last, those in between including the popular vaudeville of Monsieur et Madame Denis, humorous satires on Parisian life, and La Belle Helene, an instant success that enjoyed an initial run of 700 performances. Jacques Offenbach is best remembered for his operettas, but the dramatic Ouverture a grand orchestra is a rarely heard early piece that presages his future in musical theatre. The enduring popularity of Orpheus in the Underworld is due in no small part to the Can-Can, now one of the most iconic pieces in Western classical music. Orpheus was Offenbach’s first full-length operetta, and The Drum-Major’s Daughter was to be his last, those in between including the popular vaudeville of Monsieur et Madame Denis, humorous satires on Parisian life, and La Belle Helene, an instant success that enjoyed an initial run of 700 performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
2.
La fille du tambour-major: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1879; Paris, France 
3.
L'île de Tulipatan: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
4.
Monsieur et Madame Denis: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Paris, France 
5.
La belle Hélène: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
6.
Vert-vert: Overture "Kakadu" by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Paris, France 
7.
La vie parisienne: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Paris, France 
8.
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Paris, France 
9.
Overture to a Grand Orchestra by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Darrell Ang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; France 

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