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Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne; Waldteufel: Waltzes / Rosenthal, Boskovsky


Release Date: 03/01/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 85066   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jacques OffenbachEmil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Manuel RosenthalWilli Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

If one rendition of the Offenbach/Rosenthal arrangement Gaîté Parisienne deserves the highest marks, then it has to be the extraordinary RCA release by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. However, Manuel Rosenthal's recording of the ballet with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra for EMI comes close enough to be considered as a good alternate choice. Even though it was recorded in 1954, Fiedler's brisk performance overflows with excitement, verve, and color, and is so vivid that it has been remastered and reissued by RCA in its SACD series. Slightly slower in pacing, less insouciant in its "music hall" effects, and more meticulous in detail, Rosenthal's 1976 performance has only serviceable analog sound, and this Read more unremastered budget reissue cannot be compared fairly with Fiedler's sonic spectacular, especially in a state-of-the-art format. However, Rosenthal does get a lively performance out of the orchestra that is piquant, vivacious, and smart, and though they are less flashy than Boston, the Monte Carlo players have sufficient energy and esprit to charm the listener. The filler on this disc is an assortment of light waltzes by Émile Waldteufel, capably conducted by Willi Boskovsky, of which the best known is the perennially popular Les Patineurs (or "Skaters' Waltz").

-- Blair Sanderson, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gaîté Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Manuel Rosenthal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/1976 
Venue:  Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 41 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: 'Gaîté Parisienne' is a pastiche of various works by Jacques Offenbach, selected and arranged as a ballet score by Manuel Rosenthal. 
2.
España, Op. 236 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1976 
Venue:  Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1976 
Venue:  Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Estudiantina, Op. 191 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1976 
Venue:  Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Acclamations, Op. 223 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1888; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1976 
Venue:  Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Overture (La Vie Parisienne)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Allegro moderato (Mesdames de la Halle)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Polka (Voyage dans la Lune)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Ländler (Lieschen et Fritzchen)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Mazurka (La Vie Parisienne)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Valse (La Vie Parisienne)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Entrée du Brésilien (La Vie Parisienne)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Polka (La belle Hélène)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Valse (Orphée aux enfers)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Marche (Tromb-al-Cazar)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Valse (La Vie Parisienne)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Valse (Les Contes d'Hoffmann)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Duel (composed Rosenthal)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Valse (La Périchole)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Can-Can Scène 1 (Orphée aux enfers; Robinson Crusoe)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Can-Can Scène 2 (Polka de Orphée aux enfers)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Can-Can Scène 3 (potpourri)
Gaîté Parisienne (1989 Digital Remaster): Can-Can Scène 4 (Orphée aux enfers/La Vie Parisienne/Les Contes d'Hoffman)
España - valse [Op. 236] (1989 Digital Remaster)
Les Patineurs - Waltz [Op. 183] (1989 Digital Remaster)
Estudiantina - valse [Op. 191] (1989 Digital Remaster)
Acclamations - valse [Op. 223] (1989 Digital Remaster)

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