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25/04/2012

Gerard Souzay / New SO / Bonneau - French Operatic Arias - Decca 1956

Rameau:  "Les indes galantes"  - Soleil, on a detruit tes superbes asiles
Gounod:  "Philemon et Baucis"  - Berceuse: Que les songes sont heureux  /  Gounod:  "Romeo et Juliette"  - Ballade de la reine Mab  

Berlioz:  "La Damnation de Faust"  - Chanson de la puce  -&-  Serenade de Mephistopheles
Bizet:  "La jolie Fille de Perth"  - Quand la flamme de l'amour   /   Bizet:  "Les Pecheurs de perles"  - L'orage s'est calme

Massenet:  "Le Jongleur de Notre Dame"  - Legende de la Sauge    /     Offenbach:  "Les Contes d'Hoffman"  - C'est moi, Coppelius
Chabrier:  "Le Roi malgre lui"  - Romance du Roi      

Gerard Souzay, Baritone   - New Symphony Orchestra of London  conducted by  Paul Bonneau            3 files zip WAV  Mega Download  
Decca  'Grandi Voci'  414 613    Issued 1986 (originally in LXT 5269)        Recorded: 9-10 April & 9-10 July 1956  - Kingsway Hall  

4 comments:

  1. Many thanks for this wonderful album, which I had for many years. I am really looking forward to hearing it again!

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    1. Hello Ronan.

      Certainly is wonderful! ..but a Mystery why there are two tracks missing from the original LP release (and as is the case with the later CD) ..

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  2. It's interesting that on the original LP, Valentin's aria from Faust is also included, but missing from this "reissue".

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    1. Well this shows 'the missing bits' (possibly some of the session-tapes became defective?).
      This initial 'reissue' has been overlooked in the CHARM discography:
      (in the-old-days the LXT would have been pretty expensive - assuming you could even find a copy - nor would it have been so immaculately (Dutch) pressed)

      [a] RAMEAU Les Indes galantes : Invocation and hymn
      [b] BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust Op.24 : Chanson de la puce
      [c] BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust Op.24 : Voici des roses
      [d] BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust Op.24 : Sérénade
      [e] GOUNOD Faust : Avant de quitter
      [f] GOUNOD Philémon et Baucis : Que les songes
      [g] GOUNOD Roméo et Juliette : Ballade de la Reine Mab
      [h] BIZET La Jolie fille de Perth : Quand la flamme
      [i] BIZET Les Pêcheurs de perles : L’orage s’est calmé
      [j] CHABRIER Le Roi malgré lui : Beau pays
      [k] MASSENET Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame : Légende de la sauge
      [l] OFFENBACH Les Contes d’Hoffmann : Air de Coppélius
      [a-l] (Feb57) LXT5269; (nr ’57) LL1567,
      [abdf-l] (Oct94) 440 419.2DM.

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