Posts tagged as "francois-adrien-boieldieu"

The Age of Bel Canto

February 17, 2022

A groundbreaking Decca album celebrating the glory of both bel canto and the voice of Sutherland in her prime, long unavailable on its own, reissued complete with a booklet introduction from Richard Bonynge. More than a quarter of a century has now passed since Decca remastered ‘The Age of Bel Canto’ among the first releases […]

French Opera Overtures

April 29, 2016

With this CD, you are in possession of two very special LP recordings which form one of the most sparkling collections of its kind. In short, you have a gem. The concert going public has, alas, been deprived of this once-popular overture repertoire for too long: classical music these days has become a serious business, […]

Ouvertures Françaises

April 22, 2016

Sparkling accounts of famous French overtures, rare and familiar, all recorded in 1960 and part of the Eloquence magnum opus, the ‘Decca Ansermet Legacy’.

Ballet Music and Entr’actes from French Opera

March 12, 2016

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a fertile period for the Bonynge–Sutherland duo. Whilst fulfilling a fiendish concert schedule, they produced a string of opera sets for Decca with leading artists of the day which have become classics of the catalogue: ‘La fille du regiment’ (1968), ‘Lakmé’, ‘Les Huguenots’, ‘Romantic French Arias’ (all 1969!), […]