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Beecham Collection - Offenbach: The Tales Of Hoffmann


Release Date: 10/24/2006 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 13   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Robert RounsevilleDorothy BondMargherita GrandiAnn Ayars,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraSadler's Wells Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

1947 recording transferred from 78 RPM masters and digitally remastered using 24 bit technology. 1947 recording transferred from 78 RPM masters and digitally remastered using 24 bit technology. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Robert Rounseville (Tenor), Dorothy Bond (Soprano), Margherita Grandi (Soprano),
Ann Ayars (Soprano), Bruce Dargavel (Bass), Monica Sinclair (Mezzo Soprano),
Grahame Clifford (Baritone), Owen Brannigan (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Venue:  Shepperton Studio, London, England 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prologue: Prelude
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prologue: Glou, Glou, Glou (The Spirits of Wine) (Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prologue: Drink, Drink, Drink (Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prologue: Good day my friends (Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Nathaniel, Hermann, Luther, Students)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prologue: The Legend of Kleinsack (Hoffmann, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prologue: This beer tastes of the stable (Hoffmann)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: Intermezzo
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: There sleep in peace (Spalanzani, Hoffmann, Cochenille)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: So be it (Hoffmann)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: Of course I might have known (Nicklausse, Hoffmann)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: It is I, Coppelius (Coppelius, Nicklausse, Hoffmann)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: Oh you! Dear Professor (Spalanzani, Coppelius)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: None but our host, I do declare (Chorus of Guests)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: You will not have to wait my friends (Spalanzani, Nicklausse, Hoffman, Chorus of Guests)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: And now ladies, and gentlemen (Spalanzani, Nicklausse, Cochenille, Hoffmann, Olympia, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: The Doll's Song (Olympia, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: Her reputation well deserved (Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Spalanzani, Olympia, Cochenille, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: So now they've gone away at last (Hoffmann, Olympia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: Oh, my dear, do but stay (Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Coppelius)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act I: Let the dancing proceed (Spalanzani, Cochenille, Hoffmann, Olympia, Nicklausse, Coppelius, Chorus of Guests)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: Entr'acte and barcarolle
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: For me a love like that (Hoffmann, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: I see a celebration (Schlemil, Giulietta, Pitichinaccio, Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: So gleam with desire (Dapertutto)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: Fair Angel ... (Dapertutto, Giulietta, Hoffmann)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: Just as I thought - together (Giulietta, Schlemil, Hoffmann, Pitichinaccio, Dapertutto, Nicklausse)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: Alas, my soul again outpouring (Hoffmann, Dapertutto, Giulietta, Nicklausse, Schlemil, Pitichinaccio, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act II: Do you hear, my friends (Giulietta, Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: All in vain (Antonia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Oh my darling child (Crespel, Antonia, Frantz)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Day and Night I am always slaving (Frantz)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Frantz, so you're here (Hoffmann, Frantz)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Sweet is the song lovers learn (Hoffmann, Antonia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: And yet beloved (Hoffmann, Antonia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Are you ill? (Hoffmann, Antonia, Crespel, Frantz, Dr. Miracle)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Well, say on then, and be brief (Dr. Miracle, Hoffmann, Crespel, Antonia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: No more to sing alas (Hoffmann, Antonia)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: You'll never sing again (Dr. Miracle, Antonia, the Voice of Antonia's mother, Crespel, Nicklausse, Hoffmann)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Intermezzo: Barcarolle
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Epilogue: Entr'acte
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Epilogue: Pour out the wine and drink (Chorus)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Prelude: Legend of Kleinsack - Act 1: Finale - Epilogue - Finale

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