Auber: Orchestral and Theatre Works

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Decca Eloquence
RELEASE DATE: 11/08/2017
2 CD

Drawn from several Decca recordings made between 1964 and 1988, this portrait of Auber was created at Richard Bonynge’s specific request and supervised by him. It includes the ballet version of Marco Spada, the A minor Cello Concerto (with Jascha Silberstein), a selection of Overtures, and opera arias with Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Angela Denning, Heather Begg and Anson Austin. The conductor contributes a new and extensive essay of his own to this reissue, outlining Auber’s place in nineteenth-century culture and recalling how he came to make these recordings. ‘Silberstein makes a dashing thing of [the concerto] … He is obviously a man of first-class instincts, and he seems to know those lush, genial melodies from the operas.’ Gramophone


CD 1
Marco Spada
London Symphony Orchestra

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Jascha Silberstein , cello
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

CD 2
Marco Spada: Overture
Lestocq: Overture
New Philharmonia Orchestra

La Neige: Overture
Pas Classique
London Symphony Orchestra

Les Rendez-vous (arr. Constant Lambert)
English Chamber Orchestra

Le Cheval de bronze: Ah pour un jeune cœur… O tourment du veuvage
Huguette Tourangeau , mezzo-soprano; L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

La Muette de Portici: Ferme tes yeux
Richard Conrad , tenor; London Symphony Orchestra

Manon Lescaut: C’est l’histoire amoureuse
Fra Diavolo: Non temete milord … Or son sola
Dame Joan Sutherland , soprano; L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Fra Diavolo: Du village voisin … Dès l’enfance
Angela Denning , soprano; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

L’Ambassadrice: Buvons tous au Sultan Misapouf
Angela Denning , soprano; Dame Heather Begg, mezzo-soprano;Anson Austin, tenor; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Richard Bonynge

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