"For his pioneering 1990 recording of Adam's ballet Richard Bonynge included a divertissement in Act II, written by Léo Delibes for an 1867 revival in Paris. ‘It’s often laborious,’ Bonynge remarked in 1998 to Opera magazine about his work in preparing revivals of out-of-the-way repertoire, ‘locating the original score, getting the orchestral parts edited and copied, divesting it of later additions – all this before the process of learning and rehearsal begins.’ Bonynge’s work in this case was quickly recognised as an invaluable contribution to our fuller appreciation of Adam’s music, and the recording remains the most complete ever made of Le Corsaire.
""We should not look down at poor Adam, whose desire to please an audience is still potent. Bonynge and the English Chamber Orchestra seize every opportunity to strut"" Fanfare"
English Chamber Orchestra