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Time Traveller - La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque / Various
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 79014   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachJohann Strauss Jr.Emil WaldteufelFranz Lehár,   ... 
Performer:  Kate RoyalDalton BaldwinElly AmelingBeniamino Gigli,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanWilli BoskovskyManuel RosenthalEdward Gardner,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As the 19th century faded and the 20th century began, something special was in the air: the scent of decadence mingled with the thrill of the new. Moving from Romanticism to Modernism, creative spirits welcomed diverse influences – some of them exotic – and introduced new textures and colours to their work. Whether first heard in Paris, Vienna or London, the music of the Belle Époque was typically sensuous, elegant and perfumed – and full of subtle delights. As the 19th century faded and the 20th century began, something special was in the air: the scent of decadence mingled with the thrill of the new. Moving from Romanticism to Modernism, creative spirits welcomed diverse influences – some of them exotic – and introduced new textures and colours to their work. Whether first heard in Paris, Vienna or London, the music of the Belle Époque was typically sensuous, elegant and perfumed – and full of subtle delights. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Gaîté Parisienne: Overture from "La vie parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. La Périchole: Valse by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Manuel Rosenthal
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1868-1874; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4. Prinz Methusalem: Banditen-Galopp, Op. 378 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5. Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6. Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Kate Royal ()
Conductor:  Edward Gardner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7. Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise": no 5, C'est l'extase by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dalton Baldwin (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8. Canzoni napoletane (3): no 3, Marechiare by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli ()
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9. Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10. Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11. Le Banjo, esquisse américaine for piano, Op. 15, D. 15 (RO 22) by Louis M. Gottschalk
Performer:  Leonard Pennario (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1855; United States of Ame 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
13. Plaisir d'amour by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles ()
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1775; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
15. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 

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